Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summers End

Even though summer isn't officially over until September 21st, its sad to see the wonderful season come to an end. In Minnesota the season is very short, and before we know it the snow will be here. I am certain though we will have plenty of more warm days and then of course there is Indian Summer too.

I have been busy making jewelry for my next show next weekend. Trying to build a supply up so I don't have to be frantic before the next show comes along and I can make more beads. I torched for four hours today and it flew by so quick. would have torched longer but my back and neck started bothering me.

I have been trying to absorb as much information as I can from my wonderful Etsy eSMARts team and all the wonderful information that is posted on the site. I have been making up sets of ear rings from leftover beads and attached them to my business card. I now carry them in my purse in a small pouch, and have started handing them out to people who I see regularly as a means (I hope) of drumming up business for me and my website (etsy too).

We have some exciting things coming up in our team, Etsy is putting on a virtual Trunk Show. sounds like it might be fun, and a chance to sell live to customers. that part is a little scary to me, but help has been offered, so we shall see how it all will go.

Also trying to learn about semi precious stones, and have excellent guidance from Lois (realtychick), check her website out at http://www.abeadedaffair.etsy.com. she is such a great help to me, and is really guiding me in a number of ways. We placed and order together and I am so excited I can't wait till it comes. It's a surprise birthday present for someone, which I will tell about and show pictures after her birthday (she reads my blog).

So I think I have updated you on mostly everything, and I will try not to go so long between blog posts i promise.

Till next time~
Wilma
www.wilmas-whimseys.com
www.whimsey.etsy.com
www.wilmaswhimseys.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Empress Kateri said...

The earrings on a business card is awesome! I know I would love it if an artist gave me jewels. ^_^

You sound like you've been busy. I haven't updated my blog in forever either. *looks sheepish* Soon, I will soon! *giggle*

Kateri

A Beaded Affair said...

I've been so excited to get our purchase too. It's coming direct from the cutters and should be very interesting to see. Still have a while to wait as the order only just went in.
Thanks so much for such kind words. I've always felt you get back just as much in life as you give and you are a very giving person. Thank you.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

ChezChani said...

Are you giving an entire pair of earrings away? Love that idea of putting them on your cards.

Wilma said...

I am almost certain that the idea of the ear rings on a business card came from our team! Yup its an entire set of ear rings.
Kateri email me with your address and I will gladly send you a pair. Of course its to promote my website for now until I can get a shop opened in etsy.
Lois I am so happy that you are willing to take my hand so to speak and guide me in so many different things, that I am happy to tell the world about you and your shop.
I think that our team is the best and most encouraging and has tons of great ideas to share with each other. YAY eSMARts Team!!!!!

TeriB said...

I, too, hate to see winter come! I'm a bit warmer here, since I'm a little south of you (Louisville KY) but I always know when Sept arrives, the days are numbered! Hibernation is coming soon.
Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

KimberlyRies said...

Wilma, that is a great idea about attaching a pair of earrings to your card. Great promotion!

Kim
http://kimberlyries.blogspot.com

TeriB said...

Your blog is really great. I love to read it, very open and personal. Good luck with those shows and no matter what you have done, you'll always be trying to finish up that "one more thing" the night before a show. We're never satisfied. Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

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