February 26, 2009

Positive Thinking....It really works!!!

So, I had been really feeling down in the dumps due to lack of sales on my Etsy store (definitely not due to lack of trying) and just life in general. Well, to tell you the truth I really got tired of feeling down in the dumps and thought if I can feel down I can turn that around and just start thinking positive! Well guess what... It really works. Last week I got a call from one of my customers and she has opened an upscale consignment shop and wants to carry my jewelry in the shop. So I brought several pieces in today and she purchased most of the pieces and would also like me to make a few more. A few other wonderful things have happened as well. Just goes to show you that positive thinking is a great way to go!!

February 19, 2009

Branching Out

I am a polymerclay artist at heart but have started to really enjoy working with metal. In an earlier post I said that I would be combining the two. Well here is my latest creation and I just love it. I made the ring band using the tutorial in Step by Step Wire Jewelry spring 2009 magazine. I then incorporated a polymerclay cane made into a bead. I have this for sale on my etsy shop, www.claychic.etsy.com

February 17, 2009

Friendly Plastic

I am trying my hand with Friendly Plastic and I can't believe how much fun it is. I had joined the Art Buzz with Linda Peterson and also follow her blog: http://lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com/

and the Friendly Plastic seemed like alot of fun to work with and guess what ... it is! So here are my creations, just thought I'd share:o)

February 11, 2009

An Ah Huh Moment!!!

My son receives what's called a "Wednesday Express" each week from school, basically it is a news letter that tells what is going on at school, dates of activities, etc. There is always notes from the principal and this weeks notes was really good and really made me think and I just wanted to share it with all my fellow bloggers. So here is what she (Mrs. Coats) had to say: On "Relationships... Family members don't trust you; former friends avoid you; neighbors and acquaintances are openly hostile? Sounds like your relationships are in the red. Don't get it? Think of relationships as a bank account.

Every time you meet someone you open an account.

Deposits like keeping promises, doing small acts of kindness, smiling, or giving compliments improve relationships.

Withdrawals like setting false expectations, breaking promises, being rude, or lying damage them. How can you build a strong relationship or repair a broken one? Simple--one deposit at a time.

So, I'm off to the bank of life to make a few DEPOSITS!!!