make something new every day - a 30 day challenge

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.

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what do I want to be in 2017?

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? 

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The Story Collection

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. 

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