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So After My Last Post. . .

apparently y’all really like reading about my humdrum daily goings on! My last post received 54 views! Wow!

So after my last post, I ended up spending all day painting. Enjoy the eye candy:

This is only the base coat and I still have a couple of glasses to go, but when I’m done, this will be a set of 6 shot glasses and a matching serving tray and decanter.

So I’m Having a Little Contest

Alright! My Facebook page finally hit 300 “likes” so I’m going to hold a contest to celebrate! If you’d like to try to win some of my jewelry, head over to my Facebook page (here) and like my page then check out these contest details:


This is how it’s going to work. There’s going to be three (3) winners.
First place (1st) gets whatever the hell they want.
Second place (2nd) gets a bracelet.
Third place (3rd) gets a pair of earrings.

So here’s what you need to do:
Browse my pictures.
“Like” the picture for the product you would like to win and then COMMENT on the picture that you would like to win the item and how you would wear it- I.e. Describe the fashion statement you would make with it.

Or, if you’re trying to win it for that lovely significant other in your life, tell me how they’re special to you and why you think they’d like to receive it as a gift.

The best, most interesting, creative fashion statements win!

The only exclusion is the commissions folder because, yeah, paid client work ^_^

The winners will be decided and notified next Friday, February 14, 2014. I can mail your prize to you, or if you live locally, I can also arrange to meet you.

You have seven (7) days. Good luck. Have fun. Get creative!

Scottsville Fall Artisans Festival

Sorry I haven’t written in a few weeks, I was so busy between work and craft show preparations.

The Scottsville Fall Artisans Festival was yesterday. It was the big craft show I’ve spent every spare moment of my time preparing for for the last 3 months.

Set up began at 9 AM, we were supposed to open at 11 but we had people start trickling in around 10! I hadn’t even gotten any of my stuff put out at that time! I made my first sale around 10:30.

All set up and ready to go

All set up and ready to go

It was the first time Scottsville had ever hosted a festival like that and I’m glad I got to participate, there was a huge turnout! I’d say it was quite successful, at least for myself! I was the only jewelry booth in the whole show and I was front and center in the middle of the pavilion, my booth was the first one people walked past as soon as they entered the show! Talk about prime real estate!

For the most part we were busy clear through until break down time. Even if people weren’t buying, they were still looking. I had people stop by two and three times before they actually bought something!

My little top hat fascinators were pretty popular, as were my cocktail rings and the button earrings I had made.

My fiance helped me handle the money and he got to get his tech-nerd on with the Paypal Here app and card swiper. We did a lot of cash business and quite a bit of card transactions too. I think people were more willing to buy when they realized I could take card because I had several people who had made cash purchases come back and make even bigger purchases on their credit cards!

hair fascinators, I sold half of them :D

hair fascinators, I sold half of them ūüėÄ

The show was supposed to wrap up around 5 PM but we still had people coming in to shop and we ended up keeping open until almost six and it was after 7 before we finished breaking down, cleaning up and returning borrowed supplies.

I met some lovely people yesterday too. Quite a few members of my fianc√©’s church and family came by to shop and to meet me and a few of them purchased stuff. I saw friends from high school that I haven’t seen in years, many of whom are married with kids now. I even saw some of the ladies from the pool where I work and even my 7th grade art teacher stopped by!

Overall it was a good day. The weather was perfect. The people were really nice and business was brisk. I will definitely participate should the festival be offered again!

Sorry It’s Been Awhile

Hey Guys~

Sorry it’s been like a week since I last posted. I know you would’ve expected me to have written a post as soon as I got home from the flea market last weekend but my internet’s been down and I haven’t been able to do so.

SO. . . the flea market. . . it went well. It wasn’t a slam dunk but I did come out ahead. We had to be there at 5:45 AM to set up. It was supposed to open at 8 AM but there were so many people lined up, waiting to get in, that they opened it early, around 7:30!


my handpainted sign that I made

I had a lot of people stop and look but not a whole lot of buyers. I was in a booth next to a lady that runs a consignment shop and she was selling jewelry at $2/piece so I got a lot of “well, that lady is selling jewelry for $2, why should I pay XXX for yours?” I had to do a LOT of explaining that my jewelry is in fact, hand made, not on consignment and selling it for $2/piece wouldn’t even cover my cost of materials.

I was at least happy that I paid for the booth ($15). After that, I had a $70 profit which wasn’t bad. My goal was $100 so I got close and since this was my first time EVER selling jewelry to the general public, I can’t complain.


my booth, all set up

The local news came out to cover the event too. They’ve shot footage of me painting faces before but it’s always my ear, or my hand that gets on TV. I told my fiance jokingly that maybe my toes would get on TV.

Much to my surprise though, the last 10 seconds of the video that they aired on the news was a full on shot of me and all my jewelry!  Yay! Free advertising!

Flea Market on the Evening News

Final Stretch

We are five days away from my craft show debut (holy shit!). I’m not freaking out yet but there’s still so much to do!


Simple charm bracelet

I GOT IN!!!!

I got my letter!!! I got into the Fall Artisan Festival!!!! I’m so excited!!!! Happy birthday to me!!!!

The festival is going to be on Sunday, September 29th (my bday is the 27th!) I’m so excited! We were supposed to know by August 9th. When I hadn’t heard anything I assumed I didn’t get in but they had sent me an email and it went to my spam! I’m so glad I thought to check it! I’m crying, I’m so excited!


My promotional stuff for the Artisan Flea Market came in! I got postcards, label stickers, and a free pen (which I will promptly end up losing XD)


promotional materials

¬†My plan is to hand out the postcards at the flea market. I got the stickers to use to close the paper bags I bought, a lot prettier than just balling them up. My fiance bought that paypal card swipe thing for me so I can take credit and debit cards too. I’m so excited about how every thing’s coming together, I just wish I could afford to take time off from work to focus on getting ready for the flea market but bills won’t wait :/¬†

Holy Bleeding Fingertips, Batman!


all packaged up, ready to sell



I spent ALLLLLLLLLLLL weekend preparing for the artisan flea market. I’m quite proud of myself, I’ve got 25 completed pieces packaged, priced, and ready to go but good lord my fingers are feeling it! My poor fingertips are actually bleeding a little bit from the head pins biting into them.¬†




“Busy Bee” keychain for sale


Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

My living room is a disaster too, much to the irritation of my mother, haha. I’ve been sorting and consolidating my craft supplies as I’ve been going so there’s quite a mess on the floor at the moment but it’ll be a relief once I’ve got everything done for this flea market and I get myself¬†ORGANIZED!¬†



quite the productive weekend

For Sale


I got a booth at the flea market at the end of this month! SO excited! First time I’ve been accepted into any sort of organized market to sell my stuff! I can’t wait! I don’t really know what sort of profit I’ll make but it’ll be nice to unload some of my jewelry and clear some space in my studio! And really, ANY extra income is most appreciated!¬†

I find out this coming Wednesday, July 31st, whether I got accepted into an Autumn Artisan Festival too. Fingers crossed, I’m really hoping that these little gigs start working out for me. It’s something I’ve really wanted to get involved with for a really long time but this is the first time I’ve had the means and the opportunity to get involved in it.

My dream is to own my own full time business and every little opportunity to sell that comes my way, to market myself, get my work out there, is a huge step in the right direction. 

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