Thursday, January 17, 2008
No ... better to stay home, make things to bring on spring and rest up for a whirlwind weekend ahead.
Not to mention more time to sit on the internet connecting, promoting, marketing, etc etc etc! I'll be a new lady on Ferbruary 1 ... the date of my next scheduled show.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I used 20g dead soft wire and the hubby's chuckless drill to wind the wire onto a 4.5mm mandrel I picked up at my local Home Depot. One ounce of gold-fill gave me over 300 jump rings, and I used an entire ounce of gold-fill to fabricate this necklace.
There are about 50 crystals caged by an open weave. This piece works up relatively fast. The jump rings themselves take about an hour, including periodic wrist rests. I string the cystals first and build the "cage" around the crystals.
Absolutely stunning! Even if this doesn't sell, I'll thoroughly enjoy wearing this piece myself!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Since starting my Etsy store, I have learned so much. But that learning comes at a precious price ... TIME! I find myself spending hours and hours networking and linking and chatting. I was late picking my daughter up from school this past Friday because I lost track of time.
On one of my favorite network sites ... http://etsylove.ning.com/ ... one of the members has posted a thread on the forums about what goals we are setting. I've come up with a good one:
I shall write up a time budget!
After that, I'll set an on-going goal to stick to my budget!