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What is the most fun about designing jewelry?  Playing!! I get the most from spending time playing, not producing, filling orders, or even...

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Saturday, May 21, 2016


I love Instagram!  As a viewer and as a business owner.  I love looking for businesses to follow be inspired by and learn from.  I enjoy a nice looking feed, consistent, visual appealing, and continual (meaning they are posting regularly).

I learn a lot from watching what others do, and seeing their success.  I also like finding feeds that have an aesthetic that is appealing to me personally, my own style if you will.  I find that sometimes the influence of Instagram is even suggestive in my jewelry.  I don't mean others jewelry, I mean the feeds aesthetic itself.  Which is really inspiring.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summer Shows, Just Around the Corner

So yesterday was the first day I started looking at emails about summer shows.  It is a little overwhelming to think I need to decide now what to do for August or July.  With SF Market gone, I am off to Vegas, that much I know.  Now it is a matter of what show to do?  Not to mention, do I have a new line to present?

I have done ATS previously and although the show was quiet, I did well with new customers.  It is always nerve racking doing a new show because you don't know what it will be like, or if people will buy since your new.  It's just kind of an up and down process.

The nice thing about ATS is my booth set up is super easy!  I can get to the show with 2 suitcases and a child, LOL.  Of course I have my helper with me, I couldn't do it without her.  But I have done enough shows to know, it is super easy.

But then there is POOL, which at one time I was planning to do, but then changed my mind and went with ATS.  To be honest, you just never know what will be a good show.  This year, though, the umbrella of MAGIC has purchased ATS and a few other shows, so it could work out well!

Regardless I am going to do it.  I will find a way, as of this moment, I have committed to it in my head.  See you at ATS!!