Friday, September 19, 2008
As per my earlier post about my laziness and how I'm not getting anything done, I've decided to set some weekly goals for myself. Not anything big, because I've never been very good at that, but I thought that if I at least set some small goals for myself, I can make sure to get the important things done by the end of the week. This week, I decided to keep it small, since I know I'm going to want to fit in some birthday celebrating :) But I have decided that by Sunday night, I want to have all my samples packed up and ready to be shipped. I'm participating in a couple of small "samplers" being put on by other independent artists. I have made all of the earrings that I want to be included in my packages as well as put together all my matchbook notepads that I am using for the promo materials. But I still have to put each little packet together and put them in the box to ship them off. They've been sitting around for awhile now, and I know that I really need to get on it or I'll miss the deadline. So by Sunday night, they will be done. Then I can mail them out Monday morning and get to work on my next weekly goal. Wish me luck, as I can be an expert procrastinator at times ;)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I've been trying to keep up with everyone and everything, but lately it seems as though there's never enough time. I always feel like I'm one step behind. I do, however, feel that most of this has to do with my laziness more than me being busy. I could, after all, work immediately on packaging my promos or making new jewelry designs as soon as I get home from work everyday, but instead I decide to grab a snack, sit down, and relax in front of the TV. So really, it's my own fault. :) I have found time, despite my laziness, to continue practicing my "photography". It's in quotes, because I really have no idea what I'm doing. The photos at the top are the results of my experimentation. Are they getting any better?
Some fantastic news that I forgot to include is that a select few of my pieces can now be found at Trendy Shoppes and The Bonbi Forest Indie Emporium. I am stoked :)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, the birthday sale is over, which means that the birthday is over! Despite a minor disagreement with the other half at the end of the night, it was a pretty good day. I got 2 bouquets of flowers from different family members. I never got flowers for my birthday before, and it actually brought a huge smile to my face. Too bad I forgot to take photos of them! They're both beautiful. My parents got me a special dinner of some of my favorite foods, and I got to go over to their house, watch tv, and relax and eat dinner with them. I liked that :) And of course, my gift from my honey. He got me a work bench to work on my jewelry! I've been wanting one for a long time...ever since I started taking those jewelry design courses. He was originally going to make one for me with a friend, but they realized after a little planning that it would take them way too long with their work schedules and school schedules, not to mention that buying the supplies would cost just as much as buying an assembled one. So I guess he decided to just buy one for me. All I have to do is clean up the walk-in closet and he said he'd set it up there. I'm so excited! I know he doesn't like it when I tell the whole world that he got me a gift, so hopefully he never sees this! I still have dinner with my family this Friday and some "hang out" time with a few of my best friends this weekend, so there's still a little something to look forward to even though the actual day is over.
I know it's a little silly coming from a 25 year old, but I still love to get pampered on my birthday :) Just like I did when I was 5...shows how much I've matured! hehe...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It's my birthday, and because it's not usually a very eventful day for me, I'd like to offer all of you something special. Today only, take 15% off your entire order at ErinT Fashion Accessories. Simply type in "birthday" in the Notes to Seller at checkout and I'll send you a revised invoice with your discount. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
In addition to creating two of my absolute favorite earrings the other night, I did some major studying on photographing things like jewelry yesterday. I learned all sorts of techniques and decided to try some out. I like the results! I know it still needs a lot of work, but I'm getting there. Practice makes perfect! I could never take photographs with backgrounds like this before, so I think I'm already improving! Check out my latest pieces at (as always) my store.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I just ordered some great new supplies from Etsy sellers and can't wait for them to come in. Until then, I've been working on packaging some samples for a couple of "samplers" that I'm participating in. It's so fun to put together all of the goodies and I really hope they pay off! I have found some time to create a couple new earrings for my collection. I like them both because they seem so elegant and simple. The photos of them are above. Find them both at my Etsy Store.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I was more than a little bummed that my package didn't make it to Kim to be included in the August "Little Black Box", but she was kind enough to use my items for the September issue as they finally reached her. I am very excited and hope that people like what I'm offering :) I wasn't able to make a whole lot, so if you do purchase one of the boxes, hopefully you'll get one that has one of my packages in it. I've included a pair of earrings from my collection, a small hand mirror, a "matchbook" notepad and a discount coupon in each of the packages. Too bad I didn't think to take photos of all the goodies before I packed them up and sent them off.