Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tweet you later!

I’ve been “tweeting” for about two weeks. I have made several new contacts and I’ve also seen some amazing artist’s work. I’m getting hooked on this micro messaging!

Think of Twitter as a means to get instant public messages out to your audience, whether it is an audience of friends or potential customers. Twitter is becoming an increasingly important platform for online communication and, yes, conversation. TechCrunch reported that Twitter has more than 1 million users and approximately 3 million messages are posted daily. WOW!

Was I mentioned in any of the 3 million?? What about my Etsy shop? This might be a good time to find out. Twitter provides a search engine that allows you plug-in company names, brand names, topics and even personal names. What is my buzz level? Are there any negative comments out there? If I were you I'd use the search engine to check on a regular basis. I’m checking now….

Tweet you later!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Purple Twilight Bead Necklace - Just Listed on Etsy

Just listed this lampwork bead necklace in my Etsy shop. The earrings will be sold separately and I also have a matching bracelet that I posted previously. This color combination will be one of the hot color trends for fall. What do you think?

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Poll Closed - Alaska is the winner...

Results from my polls that posted on three forums are in. I asked where would you like to take a dream vacation? Santorini Greece, French Riviera, Fiji Islands, or Alaska
I will be working on a jewelry collection with an Alaskan Travel theme. Below are some examples of Alaskan Jewelry/Travel that I will use for inspiration. Look for the collection to launch in early December.

Designed, finished and signed by
Alaskan metalcrafter "Phil"

Wild Flowers are abundant in the summer; I love the color of the "Fairy Slipper" orchid. Great colors and the hot color trend for fall.

I love this piece from artist Denise Wallace. Wonderful!

The cool neutral tones in the photograph project the feeling of winters chill.

Aurora Borealis - I'll try to capture this color scheme.
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Inspiration from favorite Blogger

It's been quite awhile since I blogged; I was on bed rest due to my bad back. Typing in bed is very awkward and unnatural. I'm much better now so I'll pick up where I left off...

Here is a bit of inspiration form one of my favorite blogs...

"Are you living out loud? Are you taking decisive action to make your vision become your reality? Do you let fear control your decisions? If you find yourself making excuses like I can't afford it or I just don't have the _______ to do it yet, these are all preventing you from making the vision your reality. It all ties back to the wonderfully insightful quote that I stumbled upon today - make the most of yourself. You are bigger, more amazing and more capable that you ever give yourself credit for. Live out loud. Be ready when opportunity knocks...perhaps in doing so you will eventually create your own utopia...."

I will make my vision a reality!
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Have Beads Will Travel

Just returned from a tent camping trip to the Cherokee National Forest. I made a small project kit of beads and tools so I could work on a new design while the family went rafting on the Ocoee River. Look for pictures of my camping Necklace soon!

I've got to go unpack...check back soon.
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