Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Items

I am brainstorming new items to post on Etsy. My objective is to make unique and creative works of art, whether it's a drawing or jewelry. I put my heart and soul into all my work. I don't want to be like the crowd and just makes what's popular. I appreciate originality and that's what I bring to my shop.

New items that I will be making....
  • small clay pendants
  • clay magnets
  • keychains
  • necklaces
  • bracelets
  • powerpoint templates
  • and of course, more original drawings
Earlier this week, I made the switch from making necklaces with stretchy cord to making them with metal. I am very pleased with the outcome! I will be posting my fresh and new necklaces on my shop this weekend.

I often see the same powerpoint templates used over and over again. It's time for something new and interesting! And of course, functional. I will be putting together powerpoint templates with professionals and students in mind. I was very displeased when Microsoft no longer offered free templates in 2003 format. So I will be making my templates available in both 2007 and 2003 format. :P Ha!

I have laid quite a bit of work for myself. I will be posting quite a few things this weekend and next week. :D If you would like to be notified of my postings, you can follow me on twitter. Have a nice day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My First Blog

Welcome to my blog! This my first blog on

I just opened my Etsy shop last month. It has been both an exciting and at times frustrating process. The prospect of people enjoying and possibly buying my jewelry and artwork is exciting! A few arguments with my sweetheart arose when we disagreed about things like shipping costs and shop policies. Now that I look back the disagreements were silly. We are both logical persons but we do not have much experience running a business. I have always wanted to own my own business, but I had no idea about the actual work involved. I find that a great deal of the work is decision-making.

My interest in selling my artwork and crafts most likely started with First Friday. First Friday is an art event in downtown Las Vegas. There is live music and all kinds of art and handmade goodies for sale. Initially, I thought of joining First Friday and hosting a booth myself. However, I thought that the venue might be limiting. First Friday gets a lot of foot traffic, but I was not sure I wanted to sell only to Las Vegans and passing tourists.

Later, I came across An article about popular websites mentioned After I visited, a new world had opened up! I became so inspired! There are so many talented people selling their handmade goods. Just look at what some of these people can do with clay. It's amazing!

After joining as a buyer in August 2009, I made the leap to seller just last month! It has been fun; it has been crazy; but mostly, it has been amazing! I have opened myself up to the indie world and I cannot wait to see what will happen next.