Monday, July 30, 2007

Simplifying my life

I have a lot of new orders waiting to be sent out. It's very exiting seeing all the Packages waiting for their shipment! I am ever so great full and it gives me motivation to continue.
I like to add little bits of "thank-you's" into each packet before I send it off. I usually add a lose bead but found it hard to decide which one, what size and what am I willing to just "give away". So I decided to make a bunch of "give-aways" so that I know every time what to add and I am pretty pleased with the results. I used some "old" Canes that I haven't used in a long while and cut them into thick slices and added a loop to it. My customers can use it as a Pendant or hang it on their key-chain...or whatever else they want to do with it.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I don't know why this happened!

Remember my first three pendants I made with the Liquid Fimo and the Goldfoil? I was really exited about this technique but never got around to making more....I'm glad!!
Have a look at the Pendants now! The Goldfoil has lost colour under the liquid fimo. I have no idea why. At first I thought it might be the sun that could have had an affect but I never really had them directly in the sun! The third pendant hasn't gotten as bad yet but it's changing as well. I can't sell these now, they look horrible! At least now I know not to use this technique and try out something new. I never thought something could happen like this! Using the goldfoil on Fimo and only using varnish over it hasn't changed colour at all though so I can still use goldfoil in the future.

Fleamarket results

The Fleamarket didn't go as well as I hoped but still better then the first time I did one! Perhaps it just takes time and expirience to become a bit more successful? I'm not giving up and I will be doing a fleamarket sometime soon again!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Business tips

I'm doing a booth at the fleamarket on Saturday. I'm really exited yet nervous. There are so many little things to think about! I found this great website though, have a look if you are interested in tips for your jewelry business.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Playing with Gold

Classic: gold beads with bits of gold. Translucent white clay with gold swirls.

I've been dabling with gold. Bought some sheets of gold last weekend to see how I can incorperate this into the clay. It's pretty pricey but hey...artists go a far way to get ideas formed into "reality"...or at least something like that, grinning. I'm challenging my self to work at least one hour a day at something clay or jewelry making. Although I feel a bit stuck in a rut and pretty tired due to working I think it's paying off in the long run. I'd like to get into the habit of really making something (almost) each day and get a flow going.

On July 21st a friend and I have booked some space at the fleamarket here in town. I am not sure yet what I am going to sell but at least it's official now!

Purple translucent clay with gold swirls. Choclate brown with gold stripes