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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March Madness

It seems like March is both flying by, and dragging on. The year is almost a quarter of the way over, and I have made little progress on my goals for the year. I am no where close to my sales goal, I haven't done any craft shows yet. However, I have done pretty well with committing 5 hours a week to designing and creating. One of the side effects of unemployment :)

So, my next goal is to spend a bit more time creating jewelry so I can get more items listed and hopefully sold. I also plan to start looking for some spring time craft shows. I already have a fall show in mind, back in North Carolina, at the beach where I go for "girls weekend" with my girlfriends. A great excuse to go back to see my friends, and spend some time at the beach. And we went to this show last year and I really looked around and scoped out the other jewelry designers. There were of course quite a few, but none were selling jewelry similar to mine.

Now that we are settling in back in California I can start looking for and planning for some craft shows out here. There are also tons of weekly "farmers markets" and "street fairs" that I could probably rent a booth at.

So that's my update and plans on the progress towards my goals.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My workspace

As most of you know, my husband and I have just relocated back home to Southern California. Only one month ago we moved into our new apartment. So, needless to say, my workspace is not in it's ideal state. I am working out of boxes, on a card table and folding chair that I commandeered from my parents!

My new home

I'm also using the extra chairs to pile stuff on. A big problem I'm having, is that I don't have all my supplies. Because I flew back to California, I was unable to bring my soldering supplies with me. So those supplies and my drilling supplies, as well as more beads, and my photo props are all still in North Carolina. And of course, when you don't have something, it's all you are motivated to do. I really want to be working on another line of rings, but don't have my supplies.

My workspace

Here are some pictures of my workspace in my old house. I had some shelving and was slightly more organized. However, organization is not my strength, so I tend to waste a lot of time looking for things, but I was trying.

My old, old storage system ( I had actually revamped it a second time with the help of a friend)

My old space, I guess when I got tired I could have taken a nap :)