Thursday, August 30, 2007

In it comes, out it leaves

I wanted to add some new beads on my sales list tomorrow but just a couple of hours after announcing that, with some photo's, I sold them all! I'm still very shocked yet of coarse, very happy about this!
I've got new beads in the oven though as I write this, so there will be plenty of new things to buy! I'm really exited how business is going, it is a lot of fun and very exiting!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Instead of cleaning up...

...I decided to work on some more projects that have been running through my mind! I finally had the courage to try a Face-Cane!

I've been avoiding it big time out of fear of messing it up but ohwow am I happy I tried it today! It took a lot of work and patience and pain! (The heat just isn't very fun to work in and the back of my neck hurts extremly a lot after working on a bigger cane! I don't know what it is but now it's time to relax) I can't wait to use this cane in what ever it wants to turn into: bead, pendant, whatever! Exiting!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

What a chaos

I have so many ideas at the moment, I could sit at my work table non-stop and just work and work and do nothing else! Today I wanted to just try something out (I can't find peace until I figured out how to do something) but one thing led to another and I ended up making over 40 new beads! Wow...

When I glance at my Computertable that I am sitting at right now I could run away screaming! I have such a chaos on my table with packed up beads, Cds, Post it notes, orders waiting to go out, business cards, stickers, etc etc. It's clean but chaotic! And on my other table beside my work table I have another chaos with Ikea-boxes with beads and Pendants I haven't sold, glassbeads, wires, scissors etc. Sure I know where everything is but still, what a sight! *grinning* So it's my goal this week to clean both tables up and get some kind of system in the whole mess. And besides all of that: to keep creating and putting my ideas into Fimo....

Friday, August 24, 2007


These are my very favorite Beads at the moment. They are so pretty *smile* When you first see them you don't really see that they have white flowers on them, at second glance (and in the sun) you see the detail! This is white and transparent Fimo soft. I'm experimenting around a bit with different transparent colours and it's very fun to see what comes out. Again, the possibilities are endless!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My new Logo!

So what do you think of my new logo? I have finally found something that fits me!

The symbol is an african symbol (yes, I have african roots) and it is called Ananse Ntontan (Spider's Web) and stands for "creativity and wisdom".

Monday, August 13, 2007

Getting Personal

I've been thinking a lot about having my own "business". As I sell more things now, I want to personalize my things better and get a bit more "professional". It all seems a bit silly to me as sometimes I just think of my self as "a girl selling some beads for her hobby", but why not get out there and think a bit broder!? Inspired by one of the photo's in Donna Kato's book (yes! I finally got one!!) I decided to make my own "stamp" for putting my name on my products. I sometimes forget but when I don't this is what it looks like (see photo on the left). They are my initials and I plan on making more stamps as I get better.

Having a bit of an overdose on creating with Fimo I decided to work on the idea with making little present bags to put my things in, especially my pendants. When I sell beads they go into small, clean professional looking zip-lock baggies (they are called mini-grips here) but the pendants are too big for those. I almost bought some see-through ready-made fabric ones last week but they cost chf 1.80 PER BAG (and they aren't very big)!! Nah, I'm not that big of a company yet to be able to afford that, hahahaha! So I wanted to make my own and bought some fabric at the store only to realize that my sewing machine is missing a major bit: the electrical cable!! (is this my ex-husbands humour?) So that was out of the question. For some reason, I started fumbling around with paper this morning. I was so determined to get this idea done that I created some small paper baggy out of scrap wrapping paper. Now, I have never done this before and I feel like I just sat there and watched my hands create these as if they have done so for years by the thousands! It was great!! I got out some more of last years x-mas paper I saved for doing crafts and just made some more. These are some samples and while some have a dent and a crumple here and there, they look pretty good. I also created some labels to close them with. I'm pretty happy about this now and who knows where this will lead! Perhaps to a paper-baggy business? *grinning*

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007