Oh boy!!!! What a week Folks! I started off adding this wonderful Fall Colored Cabochon to my etsy shop. Isn't is lovely? Have I told you how much I love Brown Lately? I do! I even traded with an awesome etsy artisan for a new brown hat this week. Check it out--http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=20248064 I also loved so many of her hats, had some they been in brown I would have had to get more!
Seeing Spots Connectors
And then, my Art Bead Scene Challenge Entry was chosen to be the featured design of the week! Now that'll make a girl feel pretty special!
So where does that lead me? ---To add some more "organic" style pendants and connectors to my etsy shop. I use the word "organic" since that's what the Editors of Beads 2009 called them in the issue. I kinda call them Pods.
I am glad I did too, because I didn't have many left in my shop!
Shades of Blue Connectors
I also set up a facebook fan page. Yay!! It's too cool! You should go on over and be a fan of Artisan Clay ;-) http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Artisan-Clay/154965164301?ref=nf
So when I looked over my stash for some "Organic pods" I found some buttons. Yay! Some folks have been asking about buttons here and there. (like my hat-maker)
and I have seen so many cool buttons on cuffs and bags and more cuffs lately that I have been having designer envy. (I have been dying for those designers to use my previously unavailable buttons in their work)
So I made these three sets of buttons available. Guess what! It worked! As soon as I listed the blue toggle set, a designer I was admiring purchased them! Yoo Hoo! So with the buttons going so fast after I listed them... You know I will be making more. And some with 4 holes like a certain somebody asked so nicely for too!
So I have been busy busy adding new work and the fan page this week. I have also restarted my weekly volunteer position which I love, but I sometimes have trouble getting organized for.
You should plan to attend if at all possible! A lot and I mean A lot of Ceramic Bead makers are participating and all are having giveaways and super special sales for the length of the open studio! I think my giveaways will include at least some smokefired beads since I will be smokefiring with my clay group at the same time. Also If all goes well I live up to my promises of photos of my potter's group outdoor firing. Check out the schedule over at the beads-of-clay blog so you can get an idea of the open studio event--http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/2009/10/getting-ready.html