March 22, 2018

March

It's been a whirlwind first part of the year, hasn't it?  I need not discuss the state of our nation or the world here, but I assume you understand what I mean.  As for my Etsy shop, I've been receiving an increase in writing service inquiries.  This has been a blessing because, as you know, I'm an academically trained writer with an MA degree.  However, one thing that clients frequently ask for is editing done within 24 hours.  I unfortunately can't meet this requirement right now.  Firstly, writing and editing is a process that takes intense concentration and time to complete.  For me, at least.  I look over a piece many times before I am happy with the edits I've made.  Secondly, I contact the client with my questions on the piece, and don't start editing until I hear back from them - these questions can include tone, content, word choice, a need for more detail(s), etc.  And lastly, I have a busy home life that includes a very mobile toddler whose love for conversation and books takes precedent over all else in the moment.  I edit in the in-between moments, in the wee morning and twilight hours, during nap time.  And the wait is entirely worth it.

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February 24, 2018

New Shop Deal

Time for some pre-spring shop cleaning!  Here's my new Etsy shop deal: Name a Price for any item in the aforementioned shop section.  All you have to do is convo me the price you'd like to pay for the item in this section - whether it is jewelry, paper goods, etc. - and I will consider it.  Serious offers only, please.  If you buy multiple items from this section, your order will ship for free.  New items will be added weekly.

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February 11, 2018

Inspiration: Peace Pendant

Peace Pendant
I'm an on-hiatus jewelry maker, but looking at jewelry is one of my favorite things to do when the toddler sleeps.  And since I'm not a metalsmith, looking at hand-fabricated pieces has always been fun for me.  The above piece, by Promethean Design, has stolen my heart.  It's recycled sterling silver made from scraps the designer had from previous pieces.  Lucky is the person who purchases it.  Baby A. would have too much of a field day swinging it around and bonking her head in the process.  Ah, toddlerhood.