Life is full of rain barrels. Sometimes they stay full and leave us alone. Other times they leak and we spend a little time finding the leak and plugging it. And yet other times the darn thing bursts and sweeps us away in a cascade of crazy.
I will post about the mats tomorrow (found my camera), I promise. I meant to post them before but I developed a rather annoying case of bronchitis. Coughing up a lung (or two) in June is fairly unpleasant, having to do it and work more so. Other things happened, but I think being sick was probably the most notable. It did make my personal trainer stop tormenting me, but now that I no longer resemble velcro I'll have to go back to the gym. Lucky me?
Other new and exciting news: I'm going to start an Etsy shop! I've been debating it for some time as it means a loss of time to accounting (my arch nemesis) and research but the long term benefits I think will make it worthwhile. Any pearls of wisdom from you ladies who have shops? I welcome your thoughts and stories- how do you handle all the legalities and the (inevitable) idiots?
The shop will concentrate on my jewelry more than the other projects but I don't want to define it so definitively at this stage. Shame on me for not taking more pictures of the jewelry, but these are a few of the first pieces going up:
Rose Gold with Swarovski glass pearls and opal bicone beads. My apologies for the horrible pictures- these were taken with my phone to show a friend on my bead mat (brown felt, keeps silly beads from rolling and costs pennies). There will be better ones this afternoon, once the sun comes around!
I would love advice, opinions and comments and I appreciate your time and thoughts. Have a great weekend!