Monday, May 10, 2010

Here we go again!

I am very conciencous ? about recycling. I empty my food containers, through them in the sink, wash them, sort them into the right bins. A few years ago I found out that after all that work I have done to recycle my empty's, the garbage truck was throwing them into the same bucket as the trash, when they got to the landfill most of the recycling got dumped into the same hole as the trash. It made me wonder why I was doing all this work to keep them out of the landfill when the trash people I paid good money to was not!
So I started thinking about what I could do to change that. Since I have raised my family with a regular craft nights their whole lives any way, we started coming up with ideas. We made cookie containers out of plastic coffee cans, painted Santa and Elf faces on them with little felt hats to cover the lid and used them for Christmas one year. This was a hit until the glitter started falling off them!

When I am not beading, I love to play with polymer clay, I also love to paint. I used to teach ceramics and miss it. Any way I started playing with the clay and started turning glass jelly jars, tin soup cans, etc. into pencil /paintbrush holders, little coin banks, odds and ends jar's.
At this point I am overloaded. One can only need just so many clay covered soup can's!

Then I got to thinking, My jewelry is selling really slowly, I need more money coming in and just know I can't go out and find a job. Tried that, broke my heart when I had to leave.
Then I thought, maybe I should try making some of these to post in my Etsy shop. I have seen some very strange things being sold on Etsy. I know, I know. I gave the sequined ornaments over to my daughter because I wanted my Etsy store to stay on track with my beadwork. But it's not going any where so what can it hurt if I diversify. Maybe start adding more of my jewelry on my Zibbett site and start putting my claywork on my Etsy site for a bit just to see what happens. we go again!


  1. I don't think there's anything wrong with branching out. My current store is a hodge podge of whatever I feel like making. I'm trying not to pigeon hole myself and honestly, all different kinds of things are selling, though, to be honest, not all that quickly! I say go for it.

  2. Thanks Aly, I figure what have I got to lose? Obviously my beadwork is never going to put me where I need to be financially so it is time to start seeing what will.