A quick note about the On Fire for Handmade team, they are very active on both Etsy and Facebook. I am very lucky to be a part of the group, they are great at promoting each other and there are Etsy treasury challenges weekly and then we have “winners” where the treasuries get voted on, and winners again who get featured as advertisers on the On Fire for Handmade website. Its really quite the group and I suggest anyone who is selling handmade on Etsy look into joining the group!
Tonight was spent going through all my buttons for Christmas colors. I am getting ready for the craft show on Nov. 16th and I will be making lots of Christmas-themed jewelry to sell! Something I love to make are button pendants. They are crafty and unique! Hopefully you will be excited to see the finished products!!
Here’s what I have going so far:
This is just a small mess of what I usually get up to when I begin making jewelry! I’ve got my essentials: laptop to watch some Netflix, lip gloss, nail file, fabric paint (ha! from another project I will post on later). Sometimes when I am working I stop to think, then realize my nails need trimmed and filed. With my work (all the jobs), I need to keep short smooth nails at all times. It can be quite the chore! And then I am addicted to lip gloss/chapstick. I am not ashamed. Its just a fact.
So I know I haven’t been posting much lately- or at all for like a week! I am sorry, I don’t want to go dormant here while I get things done! Time management has never been my strong suit!
However I have been really busy creating things, so its not like I’ve been totally idle! Lets catch up, shall we?
I’ve been applying for seasonal positions, wouldn’t it be awesome if I worked at Micheals or JoAnns? Hobby Lobby would be great as well, but I have already interviewed there and with my math skills not up to par, did not get a job. I’ve come to terms with it. So many stores are nearby that there is a really good chance I could get hired by some retail giant!
October will be a busy month for me, my cousin is getting married October 20th and her bachelorette party is October 6th. I have an idea of a fun crafty idea for us to do at the party, so I’ve been trying to get that set up. Also working on the bridesmaid jewelry and having a hell of a time getting these floating necklaces to look evenly spaced! I haven’t given up yet, but I’m running out of time to make them! Plus I have the programs to make for the wedding, not too hard of a project, just a lot of information needs to be triple checked!
I’m also getting ready for a craft/fine art show and spaghetti dinner that the Knights of Columbus at my church is putting on October 14th. So I’ve been pumping out bracelets and necklaces and earrings when I am not trying to do everything else! I’ve taken a picture of my new bracelets for you all to see! Also, don’t forget some of my bracelets are for sale in my Craftstar shop here.
I am spreading the word about the contest at SimplyCreativeBoutique, a beautiful blog that always inspires me with the many projects she shares!
Leave a comment explaining what “Creativity” means to you, she will pick the winner on Sunday the 29th at 8pm EST. Head over here and leave your comment!
Here’s my answer:
“Creativity is any moment for me that makes time seem nonexistent, that makes hours turn into a block of time I am hardly aware of and utterly consumed by whatever art form I have decided upon for that moment.”