Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Back in Action

That's how I'm feeling the last couple of days.  Like I'm back in action.  Awesome.  So what have I been up to the last few months?  I bet you're just glued to your seat waiting to find out.  ;)  WAAAAYYYY back in Nov. I did two shows.  One small one at my church that went very well.  Better than expected.  Then I did the big giant scary craft fair at Northwest.  That one... not so good.  At least I made more than I paid to participate!  And overall it was a good experience.  And in Dec. I was invited to join an open house by my lovely friend Jene'   That actually went pretty well.  I have come to the conclusion that I do best when there's no competition.  It's a little bit of a sad realization, but an honest one.  And I think I'm okay with it.  And let's face it... when there are 800 million jewelry makers at a single craft fair, it's not likely that I'm going to really stand out.

OH!  I almost forgot to add... I made the jewelry for a friend of a friend's wedding.  That was super fun.  I really enjoyed it.  I thought it turned out really well.  I had assumed that I would just be making it for the bridesmaids, thinking that no bride is going to risk getting some crappy jewelry for her wedding day.  But I was wrong!  She asked me to make hers, too.  It really made me nervous, but I THINK I met her expectations.  Or at least came close.  I wouldn't mind doing more wedding jewelry in the future.  It's so fun and purdy.  =D

Okay, so now what am I going to do with all this new-found knowledge?  I'm not really sure yet. hehe.  I'm hoping to do another large craft fair this spring.  Probably a diferent one, though.  I'm going to readjust my prices on a few things, but I still think I have kept my prices pretty reasonable.  And I want to start having a little more focus with what I make.  I'll still have a plethera of randomness, since it seems to suit me and I like offering a variety, but I really want to have a focus somewhere in all of that mishmash.

So what will be my focus?  GLAD YOU ASKED.  =)  I'm going to try to really expand my kid line.  Little girls need little jewelry.  The other focus is that I am going to start a faith line.  I am proud to be a Christian, and while not everyone feels the same, I think it's something worth making.

And I would also like to find some more people to host B. Accessorized parties.  I really enjoyed the one that I did (THANK YOU LAURA!)  So hopefully I will find some hostesses that are willing to take a chance.  I know I can't offer as many discounts and freebies as the big companies, but I give what I can.

I'm also making some donations to the MY OMAHA MOMMIES raffle.  That always excites me.  And I love that group!  So hopefully my donations will earn them some $$$ =D

Well, I think that's it in a nutshell folks.  Hopefully I will be posting more frequently again, and posting more pictures.  Peace out, my friend.  Thanks for reading. =)