Friday, May 29, 2009

Mistakes can be good!

Here is a fine example of how I made the best of a frustrating situation. I had carefully designed and planned out these great hoop earrings. After making the matching pair and trying them on, I realized that they were HUGE! I was pretty sure no one in their right mind would attempt to make a fashion statement with them.

I was so irked that I had spent a huge chunk of time on these and I tossed them into the reject box. A few days later I took another look at them and figured I had nothing to lose by trying to tweek my design a little bit so I could actually sell it.

I decided something this big would only work as a centerpiece for a necklace. When I found a great sterling silver acorn charm for the end of the clasp that sealed the deal! I proceeded with my new design and to my surprise it came out great! I figured it was Etsy worthy so I put it up for sale.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

I'm creating this blog to share my designs and the things that inspire me to create.

I am a handmade jewelry designer and I sell my unique wares on Etsy. I love to design one of a kind pieces that you won't see anywhere else, almost like little pieces of art.

I am a mom of two kids (20 months and 10 years) and I struggle to find time to make my jewelry everyday, it's hard to do but it's a necessity, a drug. If I don't create, I feel empty and unaccomplished. I'll be posting my musings and frustrations about family life and the sometimes isolation I feel as a stay at home mom. So bear with me as I rant and rave about mundane things.

I'll be sharing random sites and blogs that I think are amazing and inspiring as well as info about my own art. I'm a big history buff so maybe I'll throw a little of that in too.

I am an Etsy Secrets member and I will be writing about my fellow talented group members, so keep an eye out for that!

Hopefully, you will enjoy my little blog. I'm really looking forward to your comments, so please don't hesitate post them!