Check out my book! I just got my first review… ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
It was such a whim to end up writing a whole book at all! It seems like once the idea popped into my head, the story caught fire and kept spreading until it turned into an entire novel. Self-published, self-edited and certainly not perfect but I was pretty proud to get it all out on paper/ebook.
And, my first review is five stars!!!
I’m not taking that as going beyond self-publishing and who knows if I’ll ever write another but, it’s a pretty good feeling that someone liked it. Hopefully more will start coming through. And, I hope just as good!
They go together. I’ve just started delving into this now popular way of treating all kinds of ailments. I started with 6 scents that have effects on mood since that is my main fascination with it all. I know that scents effect my mood so I believe in this…not just jumping on the bandwagon. I actually use the oils!
Here are some pics of the jewelry I have made for my ETSY Shop… Beads And Maille
I’ve been getting sales! It’s slow but it’s happening. I get such satisfaction out of creating that just the thought that someone would pay money to have one is humbling and exciting!
I recently started metal stamping and a friend has requested quite a few for Christmas presents. Bless her. So far, the people she has gifted with them, love them. I’m not sure how I’m going to market them as custom (15 letter limit? Specific sayings?…) but, I’ll figure it out and I’ll get it done. Either way, it’s fun and I’m going to keep practicing and doing.
Sometimes I get an idea then frantically get it done so I don’t lose the vision! Done in about 4 hours and already listed in my shop…
I’ve devoted myself since the holidays to making my shop a daily effort. I used to only work it during the holidays but, I feel as though I want to make this a major part of my effort. I’ve been enjoying being able to make jewelry and share my creations on a regular basis.
when I post in my shop, I’ll be posting here too.
when I find new inspiration, I’ll share here too.
Here are my latest Etsy listings:
I finally sat down and made myself a pair of earrings. I’ve been so obsessed with making sellable jewelry that I’ve let myself go! Here’s what I did:
I bought the peace signs a loooooong time ago meaning to make earrings for me. I bought the small silver plated rings in June for another project but, I like chainmaille so much that I wanted to incorporate it into my little project.
It was practice for me. I’ve been using primarily aluminum rings which really don’t require any tools because they are so soft and easy to open and close. Silver, stainless steel and copper aren’t quite as easy especially the little tiny ones. I want to try to make longer chains using gold, silver and stainless steel rings.
I also have a pattern for a chainmaille vest that I promised my boyfriend about 2 years ago…time has been against me. It’s going to be a big, tedious process but I’m determined. I bought the recommended tools (bent nose pliers) and I used them for the chainmaille in these earrings. They worked beautifully.
For practice, I’m planning on making some more of the small chainmaille jewelry for myself and then plan on selling it in my Etsy shop.
Let me know what you think!
I was so happy today to see that I hit 500 fans on my Facebook page! I gave up the ladders that get me fake fans and I’m not in a position to pay FB ridiculous prices to promote me. I just stayed patient and it finally hit!
In celebration, I’m having a week long sale and a bracelet giveaway! Please go take a look!
I think that I am finally getting this whole online promotion thing down!
I watch the results of everything I do and have found that posting to certain sites seems to bring in more traffic than others.
Who would have thought that Twitter would bring more views than Facebook? I’m just learning Twitter and didn’t realize how popular it was! What a find for me! Everytime I post to Twitter, I get bunches of views! Don’t get me wrong…I still utilize Facebook and others on a rotating basis. Everything helps!
One thing that I have noticed in the last few weeks is that I have had 6 hits on an item that I listed and sold last year. I suppose that I wasn’t aware that it would be so popular this year! I’m thinking that 6 searchs for a particular item is enough to produce more so, tomorrow, I will get started!
In addition, what a great way to see what people are interested in so I can produce more of what’s in demand!
Thankfully, I am fascinated with the internet and ecommerce so I hope to use it to continue to share my creations with the world!
See you at my Etsy shop!
Okay…I talked about trying new things a couple of posts ago and I have just listed my first attempts at Chainmaille in my Etsy shop! It really is a simple attempt but I love the outcome and hope to continue on with some more complicated patterns. I choose to start slow because I don’t want to jump in and just get frustrated…I’ve learned that the hard way!
I hope everyone likes what I have done so far…
Click on the pic for DeevineDeesigns on Etsy!
I have spent a lot of time admiring techniques that I’ve never used before. I love wirework and chainmaille both of which I have never really tried. I have a wigjig and plenty of jumprings that I can play with…one is finally conquered!
Yesterday I decided to try a basic Chainmaille pattern and am very happy with the results! I made two simple bracelets and added some bling to them. I will be making a few more creations, including some earrings which I need desperately in my shop! I’m very excited about how they’ve turned out and hope to post them in my shop next week. I’m looking forward to sharing my first attempts with everyone!