Saturday, November 28, 2009

Open Shop and a Commission

After my last post, I couldn't contain my excitement anymore. I opened the shop with the few things that I had on hand and ready to be sent to someone who would love wearing them as much as I loved creating them. I haven't sold anything yet, and I don't expect to sell out right away. I am, however, getting quite a few views of my items and that makes me happy.

I still haven't received my shipping supplies, but I did get an email that said they are on their way! GO GO US POSTAL SERVICE! I'm really excited about their arrival. I love the design so much!

Speaking of design, my friend Pamela made a really awesome graphic for my Etsy avatar, my Facebook fan page, and a banner for the shop's page on Etsy.

Pamela was one of the four people that I was waiting to hear back from on the jewelry that I mailed to. Everyone's received their gifts and everyone says that they loved them and think they're gorgeous. +5 to ego boost. =) One of them has even said that they will model the necklace I sent for a photo. So, that should be here soon.

Even though I haven't officially sold anything on Etsy yet, I do have a commissioned project. She's originally said that she wanted a 14" cat's eye necklace. After we talked about a few details, I mentioned how awesome it was that she wants some colors that I do have on hand, just not in cat's eye. So we got to talking about tiger's eye and their differences. She changed her mind about the cat's eye and now wants tiger's eye, which I do already have on hand. So that works out well.

My only challenge now is creating the pendant for it. Yes, it would be easier to buy one and slap it on, but I'd like to make the necklace a little more personal for her. Right now, my idea is to make a 14" necklace using gold, brown and black seed beads with tiger's eye as accent beads and a three inch extender so she can vary the length depending on the neckline of what she's wearing. I have until July, which is a huge amount of time and I will finish long before then. I'll post a picture when its done.

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