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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Johnny Dollar (or Happy Father's Day)

Years and years ago when I was a struggling flight attendant living paycheck to paycheck in my hometown of Wyandotte, MI I decided I wanted to be a jewelry designer. This was about 12 years ago before you could hop on the Internet and easily purchase whatever bead, spool of wire or vintage bauble your little heart desired and have it miraculously appear on your doorstep 2 days later. This was before Etsy! Gasp! I would plunder the local thrift and antique stores for old rosary beads and broken pearl necklaces to use for my designs. I would go over to my Dad's house and ask if he would, "Like to invest in my future business?" Even though I had a job, even though I had NO idea how I would ever make money on my "little hobby" my Dad would fork over $100.00 and I would be able to continue teaching myself the art of jewelry design. He always made a crack about seeing a return on his investment!

Dad, I am probably not going to be sending you a fat check anytime soon (you were just joking right?) but I want you to know how grateful I am that you believed in me and helped me achieve this dream and every dream I have ever decided to go for (web design school, at least I have something to fall back on!)! I hope the return on your investment is knowing that your daughter gets to wake up everyday and not only do something that she loves but make a living at it and that couldn't have happened if I didn't have a father that believed in me! I love you and Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Research" Day!

Well I can't exactly call it "Slacker Stalking Pinterest Day"!( although that is what I am doing) Country Living Magazine shows are just around the corner and if you have ever been you KNOW I have to bring  my "A" game display-wise. Pinterest is a wealth of generous, creative people sharing their ideas and I have been pinning my little heart out with really cool ideas. Here are a few that I am loving:
salvaged driftwood jewelry displays


Just a few that I am loving. Please feel free to put links to your favorite displays in the comments section. I am also looking for a really cool way to display a sign with my logo so if anyone knows anything about that I would SO appreciate it!!! Now...back to my research!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Busy Little Bee....

Since I am about due for another,"Why hasn't your blog been updated?" email from my Dad I'll beat him to it!!! The last couple of weeks have been all about  making as much jewelry as possible before I go on our family's annual vacation to Duck, NC. Last weekend I woke up at the crack of 5am to drive to Irvington for the Farmer's Market. It's always hard to wake up that early on a Saturday but once I get there and see all my friends and the amazing support of all my returning and new customers it makes the early wake up worth it! It was a gorgeous day and a great show. If you happen to be enjoying the mountains anywhere near Little Switzerland, NC stop by The Trillium gallery and check out their collection of KShonk. I am getting together bunch of pretties including lots of one of a kind pieces with vintage rhinestones, leather cuff bracelets and butterfly necklaces! Now it's back to the salt table.....have a great day!