I can feel the Adrenalin kicking in as I prepare for what promises to be a busy weekend in the jewelry department. So busy, in fact, that I’m writing this post over my lunch hour.
Our daughter Andrea is having a jewelry open house for us on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Of course, I’m not ready. I never feel completely ready when it’s time to pack the van. But somehow it always seems to fall into place. As long as I have my trusty check-off list, I won’t forget to take anything…unlike the time I left all my earrings sitting at home while I drove off for an out-of-town show. That’s when the check-off list was born.
Andrea’s show will have the cream of the crop since hers will be our first show of the fall. You can email me for the details if you are interested in attending.
My granddaughter Kaitlyn is working hard to make money to attend gymnastics camp in the summer, and she will be displaying polymer clay jewelry that she has made to sell. Her work is very good and reflects a lot of creativity for a 10-year-old. We’re calling her business “Attitude by Kaitlyn,” which fits her perfectly. Her designs are bright and colorful and…fun! Just like she is.
Studio time has been sparse this week as we sorted, carded and priced all the new things for this season’s shows. I can barely wait until Sunday, when things calm down and I can make more jewelry.
My other major goal for the weekend is to open my Etsy shop. Everything is ready to go except for photographing the jewelry from several angles, writing descriptions, and listing it in the shop. I’m wishfully thinking that that will not take too much time. I’m hoping to list at least eight pieces to start and see how it goes from there. It’s very exciting to think that I will have a Web presence that won’t require as much maintenance as a Web site. I’ll post more about that when the shop is up and running.
Other, non-jewelry-related events involve my grandson Noah’s 7th birthday, which is actually today but will be celebrated tomorrow evening. I have a brunch to attend Saturday morning in honor of a dear friend who has had to enter the Hospice program. And my aunt from Oklahoma is in town for just a few days along with her daughter (my cousin), who I haven’t seen in many years. I’m planning to carve out some time to visit with them.
Maybe next weekend will be a quiet one. Nah!