Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Schedules, Lists, Plans and Disappointments

As anyone who has spoken to me in the last two months knows very well... I recently got into a holiday craft show. This is very exciting news. I’ve never done a show before and don’t have nearly enough inventory to do it well, which means that upon my acceptance I, in keeping with a behavior pattern which I blame entirely on my job, made lists and schedules and target goals regarding inventory at bi weekly intervals leading up to the date of the show. This level of organization and borderline obsessive crazyness is a recent development, but for once it was working for me. I mostly met my self imposed deadlines and was having a lot of fun trying out new styles and patterns to boot...

So, naturally, the show was cancelled. I don’t blame the venue or the organizer. It just didn’t work out.

Anyway.. now I once again find myself with lots of inventory which I don’t fell like posting on etsy. Le sigh.

One benefit of this is that I forced myself to branch out in terms of jewelry settings and I think the result as been pretty positive. Some of these settings are much smaller and more delicate that the huge pendant pieces which, while I like making them, I would never wear... that said, I don't really wear any jewelry so I'm a poor barometer.

Let me know what you think!


  1. I have just stumbled upon your blog, and I love you're work. I make cross stitch jewellery in my spare time, and I'd love to try ribbon embroidery but I'm a bit scared and don't know where to start! You're pieces are beautiful!


  2. That's disappointing about the show, but your new pieces are so lovely and it's always great to have some sort of deadline or goal (like a show) to challenge you to think a little outside of your usual square. Boy, was that a long sentence! I found you via the HEN btw ;)

  3. love the first and second. so pretty! visiting you from the etsy bloggers and readers team :) lovely blog!

    happy holidays!


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  5. Gorgeous!

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    U have got a beautiful blog here<3
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  7. These are some lovely creations!

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    xo Michelle