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. =)