Monthly Archives: August 2011

Being Ready

From what I have learned about marketing, one of the the first steps is being ready. Not ready to quit your day job or ready to sell a zillion widgets. But having a site that is ready to receive the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway

I’m delighted to review Margot Potter’s new book – New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry. Don’t we all love learning new techniques and exploring new ways to do things? Even more exciting – I’ve got a copy to give … Continue reading

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Long Days of Summer Jewelry Challenge

This is the first jewelry challenge and blog hop I have ever hosted. I’m excited about it and pleased to have some super sweet jewelry designers and bloggers join me. My inspiration was this mermaid image of a woman curled … Continue reading

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Bead Table Wednesday 8-10-2011

I do not want to have a ka-tillion projects going on at any one time, but I usually do. I tell myself as soon as I clear the table of the ones that are out, that I’ll work in an … Continue reading

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Global Marketplace

I love how the Internet can bring us together. I recently ordered escutcheons and vintage pen nibs from Latvia. I’ve received an order of Burmese Coins from Austria and metal gears from Australia. Really, aren’t we all just creative people … Continue reading

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Lag and Lead Indicators

I’ve been thinking a lot about my business, the statistics around my websites, and lag and lead indicators. There was a period of time when I did not look at Google analytics or any other statistics. I guess I didn’t … Continue reading

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Making Links and Beady Links

These are steel links I’ve been making. My fingers are all dark from the soot. I love doing it. Taking wire from a spool from the hardware store and turning it into jewelry. A nail brush and some soap and … Continue reading

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Book Review: 21st Century Jewelry

Lark Crafts 500 series books have been breathtaking compilations. This book presents the best of the 500 series in jewelry. The book is visually stunning from its embossed cover to page after page of provocative work. And while all of … Continue reading

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Focus and Priorities

This year has been good, but a little crazy making too. I took a lot of classes and I’m excited by everything I learned. And I want to do it all. Right now. All of it. I’ve been scurrying, racing, … Continue reading

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My Blog Went Crazy Today

Here’s what happened. I always get an email when someone leaves a comment and another email when the comment is approved. I don’t know why I need the second email since I know I approved it. Well for some reason, … Continue reading

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