Much time has passed since my last entry and much has happened. A couple weeks ago my computer had started crashing so I ran spybot, cleaned the disks and defragged. Then Adobe Photoshop no longer worked so I unloaded it and reloaded it – when it asked for the update I went to Adobe and downloaded that and the software still won’t open a photo. So, I found Gimp on the web and have been trying to learn a new photo editing system – not an easy task.
Recently I did a jewelry show. Doing your first jewelry show can be a blog posting in itself but I won’t bore you with the details. It took many hours of preparation, cost about $200, and I sold one necklace. I’ll chalk it up to a good experience and take comfort in knowing that at least now I have everything I need to do another. Here are some display ideas.
I’ve been working on a consignment for special occasion jewelry – necklace with matching earrings using Smokey Quartz, Chocolate Pearls, and Gold. The look I was going for was romantic yet bold. Romantic because the brocade jacket the customer would be wearing had a lovely portrait collar – reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth. And bold because the jacket had a large portrait collar – what do ya know? Scale is very important. I was lucky to have in my stash some huge heart shaped briollettes.
Last Thursday, I suffered a second degree burn while cooking dinner (don’t worry, I’m not going to post a picture). It’s surprising how fragile we can be. The burn, which is the size of a grapefruit and caused me to seek medical attention, was extremely painful and had I not had Tylenol with codeine, I don’t think I could’ve slept a wink. The next day wasn’t as bad as I’d thought but the next few days . . it was difficult to do many things I take for granted – like taking a shower – didn’t want to get the burn wet; doing household chores or making jewelry – it was painful to do just about everything as the entire burn throbbed most of the time. To end a long story, I’m much more careful about lifting the cover off of a boiling pot on the stove.
Last but not least, I opened an Etsy store. Why have an Etsy store when you already have a website? This will have to be another post.