Sunday, December 30, 2007

Have a good one!

So all the Christmas stress and beauty is over and I am glad that the year is coming to an end. I am really looking forward to a new year, full of new adventeurs, new ideas and creations and successes! Yes, I'm pretty excited!
Thanks to beadnerd I have come up with a good list of new goals for my beadbusiness for the new year. I feel confident that this year I can be even more successfull, but I have to work at it....of coarse! *smile* And that is exactly what I am going to do, work hard, not forgetting the fun though! I'd really like to make my business flourish and take it a step further.
I wish you all a very happy new year, with lots of new things to discover, new and exciting things to experience and good business and fun with beads, jewelry or whatever you love doing!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's almost x-mas

Someone asked me how the x-mas sales are going today. I couldn't really give an answer because I am not selling anything for x-mas! *blush* I guess this is the month of the year I could have done some big business with great x-mas beads and big sales BUT I didn't bother. Instead, I froze and hardly sit at my clay table. I know I could have grabbed this chance to really get business going but I just don't have the energy to do it. I can't stand the thought of the pressure I used to make to finish up projects and get the sales out out out there! No thanks, got enough going on right now. I'm just so tired all of the time....
I did create something small for my regular clients though. I just felt like that's something I could do without pressure and just for fun. I like making gifts and give-aways and what perfect time then now? (not good for business, I know!!)

Monday, December 3, 2007

The end, or the beginning?

After finishing and selling my marble beads I only half heartedly tried some other beads (and worked on a custom order). They have been sitting on my table for almost two weeks now and waiting for similar ones to be finished so that I can sell them together. I've been really putting this task off (sanding, buffing) because it takes so much time and energy.

In the meantime I have another enflammed wrist and I should not sand, I should'nt do anything *smile* but that's nearly impossible as I'm unhappy when I have to sit still. I'm not sure how I'll go on with this. I decided to take a break from my clay table not only because of my wrist but also because I felt no inspiration or "need" to clay. That's a bit scary because this is a hobby I don't want to end! I'm known for doing something intensely and then moving on to the next and I really don't wish for that to happen with this one. I sat at my table to try something out for christmas (a little something to say thank you to my regular clients). It was a lot of fun and got me back addicted to my beloved clay! *grinning* But I did realize what I need to do is change the way I work. I put way too much pressure on my self to create something "great" and to do it as fast as I can. A combination that just doesn't always work!

Yeah. I'm looking forward to next year. For the rest of this year I'm gonna take it a bit easy and gain new energy and inspiration for the upcoming time (next year).