Friday, October 30, 2009

Bad Blogger

So sorry for the lack of updates I have been perpetually busy and distracted for the last couple of weeks, getting ready for Halloween, husband on vacation, went to a party, then husband getting sick, yep he's got the H1N1, washing my hands, making him snacks, changing diapers, making doughnut halloween costume, all of this and everyday life has been a stressful balancing act and I haven't had time to make any jewelry. I did mange to get some new photos done, so now most of my items have new and improved photos. They are still a little on the dark side I need to play around on picassa and see if I can fix that but I'm not sure when I can fit it in. Let's see Halloween tomorrow then I think I'll be free on Sunday, but I think I'd rather make some new pieces than sit on the computer.
This blogging stuff is hard work and I find it difficult to keep up with but I will continue to try.
Happy Halloween!
Found this super cute holiday bracelet on etsy

Friday, October 9, 2009

This week

...Helpful Hint some friendly advice for free photo editing software.

...things I've made.

....I learned... that working with ribbon is more difficult than it appears to be.

As a new Etsian (seller/buyer on etsy) I have been spending a lot of time in the forums this week learning from others, everything from photo taking to featured items can make the difference between making a sale and not.
Next week I plan on:
getting to know some of the free photo editing software mentioned above,
making more jewelry,
experimenting some more with ribbon,
taking moments to breathe and relax and understand my limits.

Welcome Blog.

Welcome to my new blog, made specifically for sharing my experience with making jewelry. I hope to make it as interesting, inspiring, and informative as i can, and plan to update at least once a week. I also want it to be a place where I can come together with other crafters and have a "blogging community" with them. I not only intend to use this blog to promote my own etsy shop but also for others whom I admire or find inspiring. Most of all I want it to be a place where opinions and suggestions are welcome and others can find inspiration.