Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just a hobby??

Ahhh.. my life ... what more can be said ??

I have a wonderful husband, 5 handsome sons, and 3 playful dogs...

I have a nice job, and a hobby that I really enjoy.

What more can a girl ask for? 

Well..... I would love to be able to take my hobby and make some extra money to support my hobby :)

So the real question is how does a horribly introverted girl present her handmade jewelry to the public? 

I am creating more and more pieces with the stash that I already have.  Thanks to a wonderful friend, Ellen of Vintique Jools (her creations are wonderful), I have some more stash.

Should I venture into the world of a facebook business page?  I have one that is getting started Firefly Visions, but it is slow going.  I am attempting to perfect the photo process - which is more difficult with jewelry than one would think.

Should I venture into the world of Etsy or Artfire?  I am beginning this process, but want to wait until I can get some good photos first. 

Should I try my hand at some local craft shows?  Being a horribly introverted girl does not help in the world of sales :(  However, I would if I even knew where to begin to look.  So, if you are reading this and know of a good resource for local craft shows in the Chattanooga, TN area, let me know :)

My trek begins into this unknown.  I will keep you up to date with how it goes.  If anyone has some stories or ideas to share, let me know :)

Much Love,


  1. I love the images here on the blog. So pretty! And you make beautiful jewelry, which is the best starting point you could have for your jewelry business. Everything else will fall into place in time as it is meant to. For me, the biggest springboard I have had in my business has been connecting with B'Sue Boutiques, and people like you :) Best of luck in your business!

  2. Thank you for the kind words :) Suggest to your friends to come and follow along. I cannot wait to read your blog and see what all you have going on.

  3. I am going to follow your blog and hope you follow mine too. I need to get my lights back. They are packed in another town. Look at my blog and see why. lol

  4. I signed up to follow yours too Beetique. I will take some time to go through your posts tonight. I love that connecting with B'sue has brought me a host of all new friends :)

  5. Thanks for the mention Shell! You will find your way and as you become more comfortable the shyness will go by the wayside. Baby steps girl! I believe you will become wildly successful....that is my wish for you <3 Ellen

    Vintique Jools