Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Bling

I had a very successful day today, a wonderful friend of mine hosted my first home party.  It was a great time visiting with a bunch of lovely ladies having some Christmas cheer and tasty treats.  I had wonderful feedback about my jewelry, which pleased me greatly.  I always wonder if people are going to like what I am creating and if my designs are appealing.  I have been slowly trying to build up my business by launching my online store on Facebook as well as visiting a few farmers markets this past summer, but I have decided that farmers markets are not the venues for me and I will need to do a bit more research on where I can do some sales.  I am really hoping that I can get more followers from blogging as well as Facebook and build the online business, I think that will be a win-win all around. 

Onto the Christmas bling, with our holiday season upon us I wanted to make a few pieces that would have a bit of flash for the season but could also be worn even everyday.  I have been busy making some viking knit bracelets which two sold both to my lovely host and then I made a necklace that I really like too.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Not Your Basic Beige

Isn't this pendant from Round Rabbit just so pretty.  I have listed this necklace in my Facebook shop Copper Penny Designs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Online Store Now Open

Copper Penny Designs has opened an online store on Facebook.  I am offering 15% off from this Sunday November 7 to Sunday November 14.  If you are interested in purchasing anything please email me first so that I can make an adjustment on your invoice.  I was doing a bit of window shopping this evening on Esty and came across a few pendants that I couldn't live without.

This pendant is from RedCrowArts, I just love the colors.

This pendant is from Shaterra Clay Studio, aren't the colors so rich and vibrant.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Green Tango

I ordered this pendant from Blue Seraphim and I have been holding onto it wondering what I should do to make the spectacular pendant shine through.  I decided that I wanted to use a mulitstrand effect highlighting the colors but adding some dimension to the design. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Unknown World

I made a huge decision over the weekend that has moved me into an unknown world where there are many possibilities that I could explore, and my options are endless.  My decision is a scary one, something that I have never done before and truthfully I don't know what the outcome will be.  The last four months of my life I have spent on medical leave because of some very tough times that my husband and I went through and life got the better of me and I could no longer handle all of my responsibilities and I took my leave from work.  I have had good days, but some dark days where my mind is not in a good place.  I was scheduled to return to work this Wednesday, but something happened over the weekend and I decided that I couldn't do it, I wouldn't be able to give my co-workers or boss 100% and I knew that in the best interests of all involved I choose to had in my resignation.  I have worked for this organization for 9 years, so it is a very big thing to walk away from but I felt that I must.  I feel like I have hit a big milestone in my life I turned 40 on Friday and this is just one more piece in the puzzle.  I hope that I will be blessed and that my risky decision will pay off for me in the long run and bring many blessings to my family and me.

I turned 40 and I have been working in a professional setting for the last 19 years, I became a single Mom early in my life and I always had someone that I needed to be responsible for, which I will never regret but I also realize that there are parts of me that I have never taken the time to explore so this is a journey that I am going on to find my true passion, and bring joy, love and happiness back into my life.

I think one of the first things I might do is buy The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. 

Wish me Luck!