Friday, April 30, 2010

First Sale :)

I am very excited to have my first sale on Etsy. Kate's lovely sister Amanda bought a pair of Custom Light Blue Cat Eye earrings. :) Sweet, thanks Mandy!

I made a light box today. I'll add a picture later. It is not quite right yet, but it is better then nothing. I think I just do not have the right light, the one I have is hard to clamp on things. It is also too yellow and I swear I could smell burning, but I do have a crazy nose! According to Noah (my love), I either "hate it" or it "smells bad." He is so right! Those truly are my catch phrases.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Etsy

All right, my Etsy shop is up and running:

Now I just have to constantly work on marketing my products. Since I am starting with no funds at all, facebook will have to be the start. Let's see how far social media will get me...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Santa Cruz

Noah and I biked at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz for the first time this weekend. I wish I could go there everyday! It was so beautiful to be in the woods with a view of the ocean. The wildlife was great. I love the CA lizards. We heard some cicadas or crickets when I was taking pictures of flowers that made the coolest noise. The redwoods were hard to photograph but the flowers, lizards and ocean were not. Here are some of my favorites.

The rest can be found on flickr

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Studio

This is where I spend most of my time, so I thought I would share some photos. It is no longer my craft room, I now call it my Studio. I am so lucky to have an entire room that I can devote to my creativity. I tried to keep to neutral with different wood tones, baskets, fabric bins and glass in my Jewelry area. I also mostly used what I had and as it turns out, I had a lot of really awesome useful things.

I love to spend time in here and especially love how quick and easy it is to create something. Now I just need to add a chair so Noah can come hang out and talk to me while I work. :)

Jewelry Findings Organizer

This may have been done before, but I feel like a genius right now because it is working so well. I have always hated this spice rack on the counter, but I bought it, so I felt the need to try to use it. I almost always went for the spices in the cabinet rather then the rack, so it was essentially wasting counter space, which currently we are lacking, so it needed to go. Now, can it be re-purposed, or should it go to Goodwill so someone else can figure out a way to reuse it. Aha, I have a great idea...

I am so excited at how well this works. The site I order findings and beads from puts everything in a little baggy with a sticker label noting size and price. The label was easy to take off and affix to the top or side of the jar. This is helpful since some findings are sterling silver and others are not. The flip open cover makes it so easy to get things out. I am so happy about this. My studio is so perfect to me right now and I just love it.