Monday, August 16, 2010

Waiting again....

I am waiting here again....for the smoke alarm guy that the real estate lady is sending round...for the second time. The first time, he never showed up....or called to say he wasn't I waited all day long....for nothing.

So I would assume today will be no different.

Whilst I am waiting, I have been relisting my old goodies back to my Etsy store
which I picked up from the shop on Saturday morning.

And to be honest, I am really down that nothing much sold. I don't understand why either. Does my stuff suck?? I priced it well (or so I thought). Hubby thinks it was a combination of the location (of shop) and the fact that there was a lot of cheap jewellery (not real silver stuff) in there that I had to compete with.

I guess I won't know and I should get over it. But I am sure those who make jewellery completely understand how I feel right now. I am going to just keep on plodding along and making jewellery, because it makes me happy. And I will try and promote my Etsy store as much as I can. And maybe in the future will try those markets....

Below is a ring I have made recently and have listed to my Etsy Store
Turquoise, Sterling Silver, 9ct Gold in a size 6 US.

And below is a picture of a piece I made last week...but I can't decide whether to keep it completely oxidized, as I think it kinda has a Victorian feel to it this way...or to polish it back?? What do you think??

Alrighty then, I am bored now....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Been A While....

It feels like longer than 2 weeks ago since I last blogged. I haven't really been in the mood lately. This past week I am kinda flat. I won't write about it...but any stay at home mum (of a 2yr old) would totally understand why.

During the day I don't get much of a chance at the bench...and at night, I just am too exhausted to bother, though I have so many things I want to make. But this last week I have gotten a chance to finally make some earrings (which can be seen on my FB fan page). They at least don't take too much of my time and can be done in parts during the day, whilst being mum.

Below are some bangles I made a couple of weeks ago (I made 8 in total) for myself. I added some PMC3 initial charms to 4 of them. I love wearing them. They make a nice jingle, jangle sound and the charms make a soft tinkly sound too. They aren't finished off perfectly, but I don't really care, sometimes I have to have instant gratification!

Below are a pair of my earrings I have made this past week using Turquoise.

The last few days have not been great weather wise, so we have been stuck in the house every day, till today. I got the house cleaning done and then Summer and I took a drive down to the beach and spent an hour watching the tide come in. We got to see some weird looking clear blob, Jelly Fish type things in the water, I always keep an eye out for any special shells that might end up on the sand, but no luck so far :(

I am going to try and get dinner cooked now, so I don't have to do it tonight.... Oh and I go and collect all my Jewellery from the Cube shop tomorrow....quite disappointed that I didn't sell much. But I gave it a shot. I am going to relist it all on Etsy and possibly in a few months time (when I have enough stock) try the local arts n crafts markets. Everything is worth a shot!

K well gonna go buy some onions and bread now....buh bye :)