A most recent update of mine would tell you that I’m still working on the book (almost finished.. just procrastinating a bit lol) and I have started my own home based business. Yes, it is as scary as it sounds. So, this post is really going to venture away from my writing for a bit and I’m going to talk about my other creative love: making jewelry and accessories.
With the economy the way it is, it’s hard to really find a decent paying job. I live in a rural area so it’s really difficult even with my college degree. It just wasn’t happening. So, I needed to be able to get some money in and be able to write at the same time (okay, not at the same exact time, but you get my point… I hope haha).
When I was growing up, my mom made beaded jewelry and sold it in a local shop. She actually did pretty well until she had to quit because her eyes were getting bad (cataracts). I guess you could say I’m carrying on the tradition of making jewelry now. It’s something I’ve done for awhile just for myself and I find it fun. I like to make things for people that they enjoy. It’s sort of like writing. If I can make people happy with what I create, then I’m successful.
I started my online shop on etsy in December. To be honest, business has been pretty slow. Okay, very, very slow. I guess I just don’t have the online presence/promotion yet. People haven’t found my shop and I want them to. So, I’m leaving you all with the link and a few photos of some of the stuff I have made. I think it’s all fun stuff. I’ve made a lot of guitar pick jewelry and flower hair clips. I get a lot of compliments on the hair clips. Whatever money I do make off my store, I put aside so I can self-publish my book when it is finished, so it’s going to a good cause! :)
So I would love it if you checked out my store, Glittering Treasures, on etsy! Click this to go to it! Also, if you could maybe spread the word and let others who you may think would be interested in my stuff, that would be nice, too. Oh, and I just made a facebook page for my store so go check that out, too and “like” it if you will! The more who likes it, the more my store will get out there in the world.
Here are a few photos of what I have made:
And one more:
There’s a lot more in the shop, so please check it out and let me know what you think. I do make customs if I’m able to get the right colors and stuff, so contact me if there’s something you like and want in a different color. Again, whatever money I make out of this is helping me self-publish my novel! Thanks everyone!