Saturday, 17 September 2011

Busy times

Life has been too hectic recently to update this blog as frequently as I would like. Work has been very stressful indeed. I won't go into details, but are in the process of reorganisation and my job is about to change quite dramatically. In honour of this I have made another charm for my bracelet. I have always loved butterflies and dragonflies. It was only after I made this charm that I realised that it could symbolised new beginnings, just as the butterfly emerges from its chrysalis.

I embellished a 14 delica bead peyote tube with Czech fire polished crystals and size 15 seed beads. I then added a beautiful Swarovski butterfly.

I wore my bracelet this afternoon when I went to the hairdresser. One of the staff asked me where I had bought the beautiful charms, as she had never seen anything like them. I explained that I had made them myself and she was very surprised. OH says that I should carry business cards in my pocket, and then produce one when someone asks me about my jewellery. I am definitely going to consider making and selling the charms as they can be embellished in so many ways. People certainly seem to like them.


agirlinwinter said...

You should definitely carry business cards with you. I think making and selling your charms (and other things) is a brilliant idea. I know people would buy them.

Plot50 said...

Dear "agirlinwinter" .... I must confess that I misunderstood when she told me about putting pictures of her "charms" on the Web!!

Stitched Together said...

Business cards are a great idea. I've got some that I carry round with me, not that I give many out, but I always like to be prepared. I got mine from and they are beautiful. Really great quality and you can put your photos of your work on the back, and each card can be different if you want. They have a 25% discount on at the moment, but that does finish today. However, they often have discounts or trial offers, so it is worth signing up for the newsletter. My latest batch of 50 cost me £2.99 for the postsage!