I thought I'd put up a fun post today. I discovered lately that I was a closet fan of Grumpy Cat. I wouldn't categorize myself as a "cat person" (even though there is a cat in the house), but something about GC is just so endearing. So I decided to do an Etsy search and make a treasury - here's what I came up with -
Hello again and welcome back to my little corner. Here in CNY the weather is finally making a turn for the warmer and I could not be happier. Spring comes with the promise of sunshine, daffodils, and the return of one of my favorite events - The Indie Garage Sale! Once again I will be joining a plethora of other fabulous local artists at the Jewish Community Center in Utica. Check out the list of vendors HERE.
I have been busy getting things ready- making more items I've sold out of, tweaking old items, and building up stock of some of my popular pieces. I went through my inventory and re-listed quite a few things in the SHOP. Check out some of these pretties -
I've been on a kick this year of learning new techniques, and have taken to borrowing up to 20 books at a time from the library! Mostly about wire wrapping but also on the history of different jewelry styles as well as books on making things from recycled materials. Just last night I was practicing some wrapping to learn how to make my own clasps and findings for my chainmaille pieces:
(sorry for the dark photo - my house is perpetually dim and my phone takes bad pictures)
One of the other things I hope to improve this year is my shop presence - between photos and listing writing, to finally getting around to making a website. It's been on the backburner for far too long. I am starting tonight on the photo work though, by pricing out a new camera. I'm far from a pro but not quite a beginner, so any tips on equipment would be well appreciated.
I'll try to keep up with the blogging too - I have so many pieces I'd love to share. In the mean time, Happy Spring!