Tuesday, July 24, 2007
These "lantern" beads by GemFox really do seem to glow! They will be lovely little earrings... perhaps.
I've got to get moving as I have two custom orders to finish and a store order to fill for autumn...which is next month.
It's hard to do any work since my husband is home on vacation this week.
Am I the only one or do some of you need total control of your environment when working with beads or jewelry?
I find I go nuts if someone walks in the room or changes anything about my working environment. I get too easily distracted and thrown off course. What a drag. But the trade off this week is that I get lots of kisses and "you sure are pretty" comments tossed my way so it's worth the wait. For ME, anyway, not my customers.
So, gotta get movin' and back on track to prepare holiday pieces. I'm pretty much skipping autumn jewelry to give me more time to focus on holiday stuff. I'm nearing the end of my first year at this and finally getting the routine of how far ahead I have to plan and make jewelry for a particular season. That took a long time to get used to.
Until next posting,
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
In the thick of it
I've had a lovely summer break and now it's time to get back into the thick of it...work, that is.
The focal to the left is stunning isn't it? It's by Amy Kuczewski and is on its way to my studio. I can hardly wait to touch it!
It's tax time for me...first time around...and then it's on to creating holiday jewelry for a couple of stores and for y'all at www.RockerJewlz.com.
The Golden Evolution necklace on the home page will also come in black and in red if I can get the beads and will truly "glam" up your holiday attire.
This particular necklace is taking me more in the direction I was headed for when I started RockerJewlz jewelry design...Hollywood Glam, so come back for more.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
My jewelry is moving from Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven to Posie's in Arroyo Grande village so be sure to visit this heavenly shop to purchase your RockerJewlz jewelry. Posie's is the place for finding just the right gift for anyone for any occasion.
I'm getting ready for autumn by turning my attention to working with colors in the golden and red/orange hues like the "Golden Evolution" you can see on the home page at http://www.rockerjewlz.com/.
Next month is August and as soon as I finish up the autumn pieces, I can start on the more glitzy jewelry for the holidays which are my favorite pieces to design. More Hollywood style, you know?
So keep coming back to see what's new,
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I know, I know, you've been wondering where the heck I've been! Busy is all I can say, but a good busy. I've been enjoying traveling more to see family which is always good.
But mainly there is an evolution happening within me. My jewelry style is growing and changing into more glamorous pieces so that opens the question "where is the market" for it. A whole new challenge there. Plus since I'm venturing into retail stores, the calculation of price points is completely different than selling via my website so I'm figuring all that out.
And I haven't even touched winery tasting rooms yet...I need to clone myself to handle all this! More ideas takes more organization and planning and time to carry out. I'm not complaining though, just rather overwhelmed...but it's a joyous reason to be overwhelmed as it means my brain isn't freezing up...it's moving ahead and figuring it all out.
The most intriguing development is the desire to venture into more areas like ornaments and small home decorations which means more mediums...I keep thinking of using feathers and tassles....hmmmmmm. Stay tuned for the results!
I'm glad for a big break from all this brain activity next week when I get to babysit my marvelous nephew where my biggest joy will be watching how his 18 month old brain progressively masters techniques of playing and learning....on his own! He's just fascinated with learning something new and then he heading right into repeating it until it becomes natural and easy. He's a self motivator at this age...awesome!
Stick with me and keep checking up on what I'm doing,
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