Friday, May 15, 2009

My Day

I have a routine everyday that has become very comfortable. First and for most I have my Etsy shop. I spend many hours of every day doing my beadwork, each time I need to sit down to break from anything else I am doing I am sitting at my work station beading, I don't look at it as work, it is my passion, my love, my therapy. I never get tired of it. I have said that I don't make a piece of jewelry expecting it to be beautiful. I am creating art, it has it's own strange sort of beauty, I like it different, I like intricate but simple. I want it to be an eyecatching conversation starter. Rather than hear someone say "thats beautiful" I want to hear " Wow, isn't that an interesting bracelet or bag or?"
Every once in a while I will try to conform and make simply strung bracelets and necklaces. I have a hard time with that because it's just not me. They are absolutely beautiful, many artists on Etsy have shops full of amazing work but it is not my style. My hope is someday, to be known enough to make enough money out of my work to pay say one bill example: electric and heat.
If you are one of the few who has not seen my shop, please stop and visit me:

Part of my day is spent on my Avon business. I love Avon, sold it as a teenager, they have a high quality product, very reasonable pricing compared to what we are paying in retail shops for many items. They do no animal testing, offer 100% gaurentee, I love that they are so involved in fund raising for not only breast cancer but domestic violence. These are things that are important to all women of every walk of life. These day's we can have an online store. This makes it easier to have customers everywhere, not just where we can walk or drive to and having the web office makes it so easy to keep track of all the paperwork and bookkeeping. So my goal with this is to earn enough money soon to pay my monthly Cable/Internet/phone bill. If you happen to need me:

A friend recently bought an existing tattoo business. He knows and is certified to Tattoo but he is clueless how to run a business. My daughter and I have decided to pitch in and help him. She is doing the more hands on physical work like cleaning the place, making it a nice establishment , teaching employees to properly handle cash register, credit card machine, setting up appointments etc. I have added an area of my studio to do his paperwork, doing the bookeeping, setting him up with quick books, teaching him about things like taxes, filing, etc. I am not at this time being paid for this but eventually we will have customer coming into the shop and I will be paid. Plus I am learning to make jewelry that will appeal to that type and have a showcase in the shop.
Any one need belly button sparklies?

In between all this I babysit my 13 and 6 year old grandchildren, they live with me so it is not hard and my daughter is free to take care of things outside of the house.

For now, I am going back to beading, I am working on a royal blue seedbead cuff with a very illogical design in silver seed beads, freshwater pearls and fire polished czech glass beads. One of those conversation starters! I hope to get a picture up later today. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. Howdy! I'm a "sparkle" too :) Your hand beading is extraordinary. I admit I do not have that kind of patience. I found your prior posts fascinating! I look forward to reading more...and seeing some pics!