Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Sweet Success!

I was wondering how long it would take -
to get my first Etsy sale, that is.
I've been looking in on my shop every day since I opened it
to check out the stats,
and see how many people are taking notice.
It's been fun watching items, and my shop, being 
favorited by people across the globe.

Then,
one fine day,
there it was...
MY FIRST SALE!!!
And, a double sale, at that!

I was so nervous.
 I had no preparations for packaging,
and by the time I got it all figured out the post office had already closed.
Now, I know not to dally when shipping on a Saturday.
So, then,
to wait till Monday...
how excruciating!!!

Lovely Notion & Sunning Salamander

Now,
check this out...
A second sale the following month,
of 3 beads this time!
Eeeeeeeeeeeee...
the excitement!!!

Neptune's Sun, Thrill Seeker & Ursula's Embryo

I wanted to do something nice with the packaging
that shows off how special the beads are
immediately upon opening.
I'm very happy with what I came up with,
and it's easy to customize for each sale.
I think I'll stick with it!

Did you notice that each buyer has certain color preferences?
Oranges with green and ivory for #1;
brights with blue for #2.
It'll be interesting to see how future sales trend.

Okay,
so,
here's the kicker.
As if getting noticed,
and getting sales,
and seeing my little creations make their way out into the world
isn't exciting enough...
I also get the ultimate joy of seeing what others do with them!
Like this...


That's my "Sunning Salamander" bead tucked in
with the other lovely baubles on
  Carol Murray's
Abstract Lampwork Bead Bracelet.

Sweet success!
Here's to keepin' this ball rollin'!
Heck,
here's to gettin' it snow ballin'!!!



Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Let's Talk Turkey

I had a couple of unexpected guests stop by yesterday.
Nevertheless,
it was a very welcomed visit.
We exchanged pleasantries.
They took a look around the place, and made themselves at home.
We got along famously:
they displayed an irresistible charm that enthralled me -
I played to their egos.
Don't get me wrong, they weren't off-putting in any manner.
They were full of themselves,  
true,
but they were very gracious guests, as well.
They left me with a memory that I will cherish for a lifetime.
They're welcome back anytime.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

It's Coming...

Just 35 more days until spring - I see the signs!

 It's easy to forget, sometimes,
that things are different across the globe, country, state, possibly even town.
Some are buried in snow, others have sunshine and lemon trees fully fruited.
Here it's foggy and wet.
But, 

you know what they say about Oregon - just wait five minutes.

 Right here, right now, I'm looking forward to spring!!!!! 
Oh, the anticipation!

A Mosaic Flower to Brighten the Day
Daffodil


Daylily
Chives



Friday, 24 January 2014

It's Been a Long Time Coming

Yep!
It sure has been a long time coming.
Now,
I'm thrilled to announce that I've finally set up shop
at Etsy.


And, Ive made my grand opening with these,
my newest creations,
wearable art - necklaces.
These beauties are attention grabbers
BIG,
BOLD,
BLINGY.

The Kinker

Ethereal Enchantress

Verdant Visions
I still have many more items to photograph and list
(mosaics, lampwork glass beads, fused glass makings...)
sooooo, keep an eye out!
*wink* *wink*
You can find me here at Etsy