Friday, December 18, 2009

Etsy and a little bit of Funk

this necklace will go up in the shop this weekend :)

Yesterday I came across this article about Etsy. It's a good read. I thought it was interesting to note how some of the people interviewed dealt with growth and success. On my own small scale we have definitely been dealing with some of these issues, especially those related to balancing family life and business. I have a lot of thoughts and comments concerning this subject matter, but I think we will discuss them more in depth in the future......

So I have decided that I am going to leave my Etsy shop open during the holidays, but it will be limited to only what is in-stock. I won't take any custom orders or make any jewelry during that time because I will be in New Mexico opening presents and drinking eggnog!! ;) Well actually, that is only partially true! We will be in NM for one week and then when we get back I am going to lock myself away and work feverishly on new work. I am excited to re-open my shop with a different look! I have worked out a system to balance 'made to order' and new/one of a kind designs. I think it will be best for my business because it will keep people interested in my work, and for me because you have all heard me mention several times how I need to have more creative time. So on Monday night, the 21st, I will close down my workshop. I have already put this information in my shop announcement on the Etsy page and there is also some additional info if, between now and Monday, anyone is interested in ordering some last minute Christmas gifts.

Okay, so the music that I've been listening to this past week has been decidedly more uptempo with a dash of funk for good measure ;) I've had Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest & Fatboy Slim, among others, on heavy rotation while working. And speaking of Fatboy Slim.....one of the best videos I have ever seen is this one:




Have a great weekend!!

4 comments:

Eve M Metalsmith said...

omg...i thought i was the ONLY PERSON ALIVE that absolutely adores this fatboy slim video!!! christopher walken is one of the greatest most fascinating creatures alive...this video completely suits him!!

stephanie said...

awesome video! and i read that etsy article the other day too - gives me hope to do my work full time someday.

TheFancyChola said...

Jessica, Hello! We actually went to highschool together, and I just wanted to let you know how truly impressed I am with you, your work, and your blog! You have really inspired me! You have an amazing talent, and I just wanted to let you know! P.S. you are beautiful girly! Best wishes, and keep up the amazing work!

Splendid Willow said...

Talented & Creative Alysia - Happy, Happy new Decade to you! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2010! Cyber hug. Monika.

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