April 29, 2008

A couple of new items

Posted in etsy, Misc, New Jewelry tagged , , , , at 3:28 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Things have been slow lately. So much happening in my life, and yet at the same time seemingly so little. I was promoting the heck out of my shop and blog in February and beginning of March. But other than views and visits, no sales came of it. And then a few things happened in my personal life that stressed me out, and the outcome of all of it, I was burnt out. But I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, stuff doesn’t seem quite some hopeless or helpless anymore, and I’m creating again.

So here are a couple of pictures of my newest bracelets… The pink and brown bracelet uses the same Right Angle Weave technique as the Swarovski crystal bracelet I made in February (that just recently sold *yay*).

This tennis bracelet, I used a base of green Delicas and Swarovski Crystals, to give a different look than your typical gold or silver tennis bracelet. I like the look of it, but the pattern and instructions I used need some help…. This may end up being an absolute one of a kind…(this will be listed on Etsy soon)

March 1, 2008

How many addictions can one person have?

Posted in etsy, Misc, unfinished works tagged , , , at 7:32 pm by jewelrybyleyla

Ok.. so mine are fairly calm… Although I might run a few people off the road trying to get to a bead store, or a rock shop… but hey I’m not driving drunk.

I’ve been composing a bracelet in my head for a few days.  On some sort of whim I bought root beer, smoked topaz, and powder almond beads.  For those who know me, I’m not a huge fan of brown…unless its mud splashed all over my truck, because I just drove through a huge mud puddle.  So I’m working up these browns, and I have a design I like, and then I added to it… and now I can’t figure out how to add a clasp.  Or what kind of clasp to add…. so I have this beautiful band… unable to be worn… with threads hanging out and I NEED to finish it.  But how?  So it’ll be another day while I work it out in my head.

In other news… my other addiction… feeding this blog.  After I finish one post, I’m ready to post another… even when I have nothing to post about.  Given that February was the first full month I was really promoting my blog and my Etsy shop, I was looking at the numbers….   The readership is steadily growing.  I had 509 views in January, I was hoping to meet that in February.  It was getting close, I was kind of worried, watching the numbers… can I really meet my goal… then bam…. 509 was passed… Hmmm, the way this is going I wonder if I can have 100 more views.  Yep, had 100, maybe 200?  Ok, not quite 200… topped out at 688, just 21 shy.  Not bad.  So, thank you everyone for reading, and surpassing my goals.

Don’t forget, next friday, I should have happily polished rocks for new jewelry, so check back.