Wow I am so happy I decided to participate in the Objects & Elements Reader Challenge. I highly recommend their blog events. This is the second one I’ve done and they are awesome. Last one was a blog hop ~ so fun!
In this challenge they are putting up a dedicated post for each of the artist that made a piece which is really great to give everyone a little time to shine. In case you aren’t familiar with this site, it’s the blog for Susan Lenart Kazmer’s products and also lots of great pieces from her design team. So all in all a great place to visit for inspiration!
I was just blown away by all the nice things they said about my necklace “i am the sea” on both the O&E post and the comments. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so much response to a piece before. I had so many nice comments on my blog post about it also. Wow wow wow. I’m really blown away. Oh I said that already. Sorry!
Another bit of news is that I’ve opened a new etsy shop to compliment our original remnants shop. The new shop name is curious remnants and it is all the found objects and other thingies that we can’t or won’t use in an art project. Since we are addicted to shopping at garage sales, estate sales and antique stores but live in a tiny cottage, out they go!
Today was the first day I posted items and I had 3 sales so I’m taking that as a sign of early success. I recently rented some shop space in two local malls and am running a test for a month to see which ones make sense to keep. So far all of them are doing well so perhaps I’ll have a little empire going some day! Really I say this as a joke because you should see the spaces I have. They are basically just some shelves. But hey, they are making money so no complaints from me. Well just one small tiny whine and that is that it is (of course!) much more work than you’d think if you haven’t ever done that before.
So come by for a visit some time. Or now is great too ~ just click on the banner above. And yes I did recycle that image from a recent post. I think it works though. : ) I will be putting lots of things up just as fast as I can in there. I’m trying to hit that magic 100 number of listings that everyone says is so important on etsy.
Ironically, Alicia Caudle just started an etsy shop today also. Completely a coincidence but it was fun that it was on the same day and wasn’t planned. She is so much faster at posting items than me she left me in the dust. Anyway she has a great shop already with some very interesting items!
Just click on her spiffy salvaged bits banner to see her shop. And while you’re there check out her naughty cuff links. I’ve never quite seen anything like them!!!