Sunday, September 28, 2008

The seasons Have Changed

Oh yes, seasons have changed from the happy carefree days of summer to the snuggle in the house of fall and winter. Actually I prefer this time of year, its a great time to take a vacation, as well as clean and organize everything.
Something I really need to do. I have beads and findings all over the place and have trouble when I sit down to create things as I have a pile of beads set aside for earrings and necklaces etc which I use Sterling Silver on. I also have a pile of my seconds, you know the test beads and the ones that have a tiny bit too much glass on them. I use them to make cell phone lariats, key chains, jeans jewelry and little do dads. I don't use Sterling silver on these items, just the base metals.
My creations take place in my dining room, and to be honest I have so much laying around I am ashamed to take a picture of my work area. I have just plum run out of room as to where to put things.
Trying to get things organized has become a challenge and one I need to overcome quickly as I have 8 shows coming up in a row every weekend till December, then boom total let down as there is nothing. In one way that might be great, give me a chance to devote more time to marketing and my Etsy store and my website
Marketing is where I need the most help in, but I do have a wonderful team I belong to who is VERY supportive, and slowly I am getting ideas of how to promote myself and my shop and website. I am very proud to say that I am a PROUD member of Etsy eSMARts . Its the best.
Well enough ramblings for me now, I need to go create so beads on my minor torch so I can make up some more wonderful bead sets and then turn them into creations of beautiful jewelry.
Yes I am blowing my horn here, I have finally learned to accept the compliments I have received and believe in myself now as an artist. But first again, I need to find the torch and put away the glass I am not using currently....sigh
So till next blog....Happy Crafting!

Wilma

8 comments:

A Beaded Affair said...

Wilma your dining room sounds like my rec room, which really is a wreck. I know I have a pool table here somewhere????
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

Beth Ann said...

ARRRCCKKKKKK!!!! Sounds like my place.... only the bath and bedrooms are off limits to beads and wire! And now I can't remember what I have!

Isn't this a wonderful problem! LOL

ChezChani said...

It is supposed to be turning to the cool fall/winter but it sure is taking it's own sweet time here in Las Vegas. I have cool weather plans too, like making candles again and cleaning and organizing my craft room. Once the weather does cool off, what excuse will I use to put off doing the craft room?

Wilma said...

Well I am really glad that I am not the only one who has this problem. I thought of a separate location, but then I wouldn't have the comforts of home~
Bathroom and Bedroom only place that does not have beads or findings in them geesh even the laundry room has things stocked in there!

Barbara Merwin said...

Wilma,

Uou and wife Barb sound like twins. Her work area is also so cluttered although she claims she knows just where everything is and when I've stood by her she really does. Same around her laptop.

I cannot function with such chaos so I pretty well stay off by myself.

Good luck with the shows, etc. Ken - Magpiedreams.

JB Design Boutique said...

Crafting seems to cause all of us to over endulge. I can not stop buying fabric!

Femin Susan said...

these ornaments look grabbing.

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