Wow I can't believe I haven't blogged all week.
I am in transition I guess you could say and I have been feeling very stressed and down. I think that whenever I am standing at a crossroads I become introverted and keep to myself. Which as a nail technician is very difficult to do let me tell ya!
First, we thought we might be pregnant. We are not and although I know that just means it wasn't God's plan I am still bummed.
Second, I have been really stressed out about pricing my jewelry pieces. I don't want to price them too high but after researching the topic to death and doing my taxes I have begun to realize that if I am to ever stop doing nails and start making jewelry full time and selling wholesale and consigning and my ultimate dream of world domination, okay being on tv, I simply must get a new formula for pricing. This is not something I take lightly and it has literally paralyzed me from making anything and from pricing what is made. I know I will figure it out but it isn't easy to put a price tag on my "babies."
Finally, this week at the salon was extremely busy. I had no lunch on Wed and Thurs and ran late on Tues. I never run late so that was stressful and my daughter has been getting up extra early and sneaking off to the living room to play.
Okay, so enough of my tales of woe. I am a bit better now, it's Friday! WooHoo!
I am still at the crossroads with where I want to take my jewelry business but I am starting to get a clearer vision and that makes me happy. I am prepping for my first ever craft fair with etsy so that is stressing me out and I am excited all at the same time.
Now to the Finally Friday reveal:
This weeks palette was very hard for me to make something for so here is the necklace I came up with. It took about 4 hours to do all the wire wrapping! It is a connected 3 strand necklace, meaning the 3 strands do not come apart. The first strand is the longest and features a star from Nancy Schindler of RoundRabbitExtra. I wire wrapped Swarovski crystal pearls on Vintaj artemetal wire (it's dark gunmetal colored wire, love it).
The third strand is the shortest and features gray faceted rondelle crystals, Swarovski pearls and corrugated metal beads.
The second or middle strand has this woman on the moon charm from Vintaj. On the back of the charm I added polymer clay which I stamped, baked and treated with alcohol inks. I then made the chain from the Swarovski pearls and corrugated metal beads.
I made these super simple earrings with my etched copper discs, glass beads and sterling silver earwires.
Here is the Design-Seeds palette for the week:
Look at color palette.
Gather supplies inspired by that color palette.
Create something wonderful.
Anything, jewelry, clothes, a painting, even a big 'ole mess.
Take a picture.
Post on your blog.
Link palette to Design Seeds.
Add link here.
Play again the following week!
So did you make anything inspired by this weeks palette? Be sure to add your link below.
thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate you reading my blog and I hope you will join in next week with the Spring Greens palette :-)