Friday, July 31, 2009

Stuff for sale!

Yay! I finally got some more items posted on ETSY and the link is on the top of my blog. More to come in the next few days. I am so not hoarding stuff to post anymore, it will be up one or two at a time. I think it will save me so much time! Does anyone else have suggestions on how they post their stuff to sell? Any tips would be wonderfull!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Note to Self

I finally sat down tonight to start photographing and measuring things that I have made lately so I can get them listed on my ETSY site. I have learned a few things while doing this so here are my notes to self for next time.
1. Measure the finished length right when you are done.
2. Take a picture or two of the finished piece right when you are done.
3. Make sure you charged your camera battery so you don't have to stop halfway and scramble for your back up battery.
4. Make sure your back up battery is charged too.

I normally make a few things and do photos and stuff together and that is fine for a few items. I have made about 40 pieces since I last took pictures so it was a little labor intensive tonight, not to mention more than half are only measured and not photographed. Plus I still have to photo shop my pictures and get them posted. I am going to be busy this Wednesday!
I also noticed that I have been on a necklace kick lately. I made my mommy in law a clear illusion necklace for her birthday and fell in love with how they turn out.

I need to add some more items to my stock and put the necklace making up for awhile, well at least till I find out if anybody else likes them too!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Slacker that I am

Wow it has been ages since I have posted. I wasn't feeling up to much there for awhile but things are much better now. We made two trips up to Oregon this past spring, one for my brother who came home and one for my sister who graduated high school. It was nice seeing family but also hectic and exhausting. 1200 plus miles round trip and twice in 1.5 months.
Mike and I are doing really well. We decided to give things one more try before we give up for good and get a divorce. I guess we both realized what we would be losing and that we do love each other still. The good news is we are getting along really well.
I am also getting in a ton more beading time.
Best of all, I finally learned to do viking knit. Yay me! I had such a hard time finding a tutorial on this so I ending up piecing together info from lots of different sources.

The top piece is my first ever attempt at single viking knit. Then I tried again with I think much better results.
The bottom one is double viking knit and I am in love with this one. I will be working on piece tonight to make into a bracelet. These were just short pieces so I could see how my tension was working out. Now I just need to figure out how to finish the ends and add the clasp.