Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sent Across the Country with Love

      I just sent off my first mail order this last week.  It was exhilarating that people out of state were interested in my jewelry.  Okay.  Maybe it was my aunt who happens to live out of state.  But.  Hey!  It was still so cool to package up one of my very own pieces of jewelry to ship out as an order.  So far all of my orders have been able to be delivered locally. 

     I designed this necklace for my aunt, a very sophisticated lady from the west with quite a stylish flair.  I used all natural polished shell beads with antique silver accents.   
     So, I carefully packed them in a padded box and I hand-designed a logo for the top of the lid.

         Then I placed them in a box and sent across the with love!  So, that is my big and exciting news of the week! 
   Have a great week!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

How I Got My First Order

     The first order that I ever got!  You know, that one that surprises you because you never really thought that your homemade necklace around your neck was something someone would want to buy from you!  That one that boosts your confidence and makes you think that other people might one too!  That one that causes you to start your own jewelry business!  That first order!

     Well, at least that's what my first order did for me!  A year and a half ago, after a meeting, one of my mentors came up to me, complemented me on my necklace, and asked me where on earth I had gotten it.  When I admitted that I made it myself, she promptly offered to buy one from me!  Simple as that!  I had my first order!  One that I hadn't even thought of trying to get! 

     Well, here I am a year and half later, the owner of my very own jewelry business!  And that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!