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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August Bead-a-Day Calendar Challenge

Thank you everyone who shared their pick and story! I decided to put all the dates in a hat and drew one. The winner for the month of August is...................Sending Love's Birthday March 4th. Once I drew the winner I scampered to my Bead-a-Day Calendar to check and see what the project will bring. Turns out it's a continuation from March 3rd. My project for Augst will be a Framed Cabochon Brooch. This is something I've wanted to do for awhile and have been horrible at it. Check back through out August to see my progress.

For those of you whose dates weren't drawn this month never fear! I'll leave yours in for the next drawing. Until then keep those dates coming!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Blog Challenge

This year I bought the greatest tear away calendar! The Bead-a-Day 2009 Beading Calendar. It's fabulous but I have no idea where to start. I know I could just start in January and work my way through but what fun is that? If I knew what was coming the Beading ADD in me would kick into gear and I'd have a bunch of half completed projects running around. So I'm asking you my blog reads the few of you our there to pick the date of my project of adventure each month.

On the first of every month I'll attempt the project of the day for the month. If it's a quick project I may do two a month. Then when I'm done you can be the judge.

Please pick a day of the year and tell me why it's significant to you.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Been Awhile

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best blogger in the world seeing at the last time I blogged was two months ago. Opps.

So what is keeping me so busy? Balancing real life and the dream.

I recently did two show and learnt a lot from them. One was an up class art world sale and the other was a carnival craft showed. I paid around the same for each one only the carnival show was 3 days and the art show was 1. Guess what? I did much better at the art show. I now know my market. Knowing my market and watching my stats on websites had really shown me who to target.

Speaking of shows I have two upcoming shows in August. On August 8th you can find me at Affordables on 1St's Annual Business Expo and Party in Mason City Iowa from 10-4. Afforables on 1st is a great place that provides jobs for the Medially Handicapped. They asked me to donate for their drawing and silent auction. I made a Rose Quartz wire wrapped necklace with a shiny metal tree pendant with complimentary wire wrapped bracelet and earrings. I haven't take the photos yet.

August 15th You can find me in Charles City Iowa at the Art-A-Fest show from 10-4.

Besides all of that I have really seen some success of Etsy as of late. I wish that I had enjoyed this success before I went back to work. Perhaps then I wouldn't have gone back to work. I recently completed the first bracelet in a new line of bangles and some resin pieces. Picture to come when I get a chance to take them.

I will have to take a short break from the crazy ideas in my head to complete a string of custom orders.
Stayed tuned to a new blog challenge........

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