Every day during June 2017, I challenged myself to make a new, one of a kind, piece of jewelry. I shared my process on my instagram, but I also wanted to track how I was feeling during it all, so below is a quick recap of the day's work and my thoughts. All designs will be available in the shop after the challenge. Posts are updated with the final product photo.
First, a little bit of backstory
At the beginning of the year, I planned out my first 6 months, and gave myself themes for each month. I decided June would be about "defying norms," and it was all about doing things differently. Thinking about my business in a different way, and seeing what happens. Then in April I decided to pivot and focus 100% on my jewelry, where before I was splitting my time between 2 digital goods (because it's hard to get off the passive income bandwagon).
I decided to double down again on jewelry. It's were my real passion is. It's the reason I quit making home decor. It's what I want to be known for. But in trying to meet some imaginary revenue number, I was focusing on the "easy" digital stuff (even though it's totally NOT easy). I ignored the fun creative stuff.
So, to get back to my roots in a big way, I decided to spend June focusing on making things. Making new things. Making a lot of new things.Read More
It's almost 2 months into the new year, and I'm just getting around to writing about my big brainstorming/planning 2017 session.
I have some big plans for this year.
I want to do better, be better, think better.
I want to make changes to how I do business and what I focus on.
I figured talking about my intentions will give you some context.
You may have noticed a transition on my instagram to something more vocal and passionate.
I'm going to keep doing that.
I wanted to live 2017 by 3 words. Something I saw from The Productivityist and wanted to implement. This is a look behind the curtain of how I got to my 2017 words.
what do I want to be in 2017?Read More
I don't write product descriptions.
I write product stories. I write to create an emotional connection between you, and the design. I write to give this little piece of concrete and copper, a special place in your heart.
This time I wrote my stories a little bit differently. This time I wrote a short story, with each necklace being a piece of that story. Each represents a small vignette. A small piece of a good day. A small piece to remind you to enjoy the little things.
Read their stories in order below.Read More