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Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's going on at Monkeybuns?

Hello All
It's been awhile since I blogged. Right now life is a little hectic between my "real job" as a preschool teacher, planning my first open house and applying to craft shows. This weekend is my first open house wow talk about tense lol. I've only done one craft show and now I'm working on this open house where it's just me. This first go around is going to be friends and family. I'm looking forward to my first run. I'm also looking for craft shows and I have found a couple that I'm really looking forward to them. I still have to get in first so keep those fingers crossed.
I'm very excited about where I want to be next year at this time with Monkeybuns. I recently read a blog entry from Tim Adam. The article was about using Twitter, Facebook etc but what I really learnt from it was that you can't think of your Etsy shop as a place to sell your hobby you have to think of it as a business. I've thought about my Etsy shop as a business but have always been really shy about marketing my items to friends and family. It is my goal to step outside my thoughts of my jewelry and try to be a better spokes person. Next year at this time I want to be a full time jewelry maker not working for "the man". I challenge those of you who are currently doing the 9-5 to take this journey with me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beach View Charm Bracelet

I've decided to branch out into other jewelry. My first new branch is wire work. I must say at first I was really frustrated but now I find wire work fun. I'm still learning all the ins and outs.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Light Bright Cuff

Light Bright Cuff, originally uploaded by Monkey Buns Etsy.

Grab a piece of your childhood with this new cuff!

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