Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wow, wow, wow

I had no idea it had been so long since I had blogged. I kind of forget about my blog. Not intentionally mind you. But with social media, I have a tendency to forget that this little blog is sitting over here and being neglected. Plus a lot of time I have no clue what to write on my blog because my days are pretty much all the same. I don't want to use my blog to become whiny and complain about my everyday life - which would be very easy for me to do. And like so many people - I have a pretty hum-drum life - work, jewelry, eat, bed, rinse, repeat.

That being said - I do have something pretty major to report. Practically since the day I started making jewelry, I have dreamed of being able to be successful enough to have my own little business. Last night, I got an offer by a couple of jeweler friends to put my jewelry in their fine jewelry store. This is a fantastic opportunity - one I cannot pass up - and one that I cannot believe that I am lucky enough to have at this point. The folks that own this business have a store front, but their business is pretty much by appointment only. This makes the risk of theft nearly non-existent - which is a huge plus for me. They are regulars of the restaurant that I work in - and they are some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I cannot really put into words how excited that I am about this chance - because quite honestly - this could be something huge for me. This may be the opportunity I have been looking for my business to become something more than just a pipe dream. The other thing that was pretty cool? It was pretty exciting to see how enthusiastic they were about my work. I had been a little afraid to show them my work - because they create fine jewelry - and well - I sell my stuff at craft shows.

All of this has made me terribly excited - I hardly slept last night. But it has also made me unexpectedly tearful - partially happy tears, but also some sad ones as well. I wish my parents were here to share in my success - especially my Dad. He would have been SOOOOOOOOO excited for me. I know that they know - but still I would like to be able to actually TELL them. =)

Enough on that for now - but I will leave you with my thanks and love - and some pictures of some new items not yet listed in my store.