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Started a new blog, too

November 23, 2008

Since I have bitten the bullet and opened an etsy store, bought my domain name and have otherwise gotten businesslike with this seed bead addiction, I have decided to change my blog name to match my business and domain name. I have started a new blog and you can find it here http://dancingwinddesigns.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

I was going to do all this on blogger, since you can have paypal carts there, but couldn’t get these posts moved over there. So it looks like that will eventually be my “store”.

StarvingJewelryArtists have started a team on etsy, so I decided to open a shop. It helps to make a huge leap like that when you’ve got some good friends backing you up and helping you out-and maybe giving you that much needed push off that cliff. Thanks you guys. LOL!

Setting up an etsy store is a lot of work, but I’ve learned a lot in the few days I’ve been working on it. Etsy has quite a learnig curve to it and I’m still just working on the basics.

So, if you are cruising aroound etsy for any reason be sure to check out some of the starvingjewelryartists shops at http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=6461895 . There are some really creative people selling all kinds of things on etsy. I know I have been quite outspoken against the admin. at etsy-there may be times I will be that outspoken against them again, too. Time will tell. I need a very economical way to sell my creations on line and for the time being, etsy is it.

Yes, I kind of feel hypocritical about it, but at the same time, when I was ranting against them before, it was from a non-seller’s view point-the outside. I’m curious to see what it’s like on the inside. What can I say-I’m the kid whose parents were always pulling her inside the house during thunderstorms-I need to see things for myself 99.9% of the time.

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It’s been a while

November 20, 2008

I feel like I’ve been running around like a hampster in her wheel. Just popped in to let you know I am still above ground.

I’ve got a new necklace I amde with a labradorite cab and beads from SeedBeadSue. I’ll get pics of that posted this weekend.

 I bit the bullet and set up an etsy store. SJA has set up an etsy team and I needed to find a nearly free way to sell my stuff online, so www.DancingWindDesigns.etsy.com is me. It takes a lot setting up a shop-especially whenyou don’t know what you are doing. LOL!

I also want to get caught up on my blog reading. I miss that.

See you soon.

What I’ve been up to

October 18, 2008

I have found the coolest little “bead eden” in the world. It’s on ebay, of all places. I’ve always been really leery about shopping on ebay because I was always worried I would get something unexpected, and unwanted.  I came across this shop a few weeks ago-and went back to look-again and again and again. Finally I decided to get a few tubes- just couldn’t resist. That first bead order was one of the best things I’ve done in ages. Notice I said “that first” bead order. The shipping was really fast AND it’s only $1.99 an order to the US and to Canada-hear that Beadden?? LOL! The selection is great and some of the mixes look fantastic, although I haven’t tried them out yet. I am really pleased with this ebay store and wanted to spread the word. Oh yeah, http://stores.ebay.com/Miyuki-Gal-Beads is the link. I”ve also added Sue’s blog to the seed bead bloglist. She has lots of beaders contributing to it stuff they have made with beads they got from her. It’s a neat blog. So, if you are looking for a reputable bead seller, try her shop. customer service lives at this place.

Remember all those ornament drapes I was beading myself batty over?? Well, to try and make a long story short-the shop is under new ownership and they weren’t interested in the drapes. So, I tried a shop in the Historic District, and sold a few to a funky little shop. Now, this funky little shop has a holiday open house and the lady who owns it has asked me to be the “Artist In Residence” when she has it. Of course I accepted her offer. I also tried a Christmas year round shop in Fla.. When I walked in the owner was on the phone cancelling an order she had placed in July. Needless to say, she didn’t buy any drapes.

So thanks, all you politicians for screwing up the economy the way you have.

Starvingjewelryartists is having a Holiday Seed Bead challenge. Just click on the SJA link on the side and it will take you there to get the info about it.

Here’s an unexpected place for jewelry supplies-Overstock.com.. I was looking for a bead embroidery book and stumbled across the supplies. I got a neat Labordorite cab!! They also have assorted metal findings and crimps, swaros, seed beads, and a bunch of other stuff. Really surprised me.

I think that about wraps this update up. Oh yeah, I don’t know how I could forget this- sometimes towards the end of March, I’m going to be a Grandma for the first time. Yeah, I’m excited about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t know yet if it’s a girl or boy-won’t care, just want she/he healthy and happy.

Sometimes life just sidetracks you

December 15, 2007

hpim0445ed2.jpghpim0438ed1.jpghpim0438ed1.jpgI am officially finished with Chrismas drapes and they are sold. I did get another order from another shop for at least 50, but for next Christmas. I’ll start in a few weeks on those because they will probably want more. I’m having trouble getting started on the turquoise drop necklace for me, so I decided to make some earrings for the holidays. Silver lined gold and silver lined clear seed and bugle beads, a little over 3 inches long. They have got the greatest movement to them. I made a black pair too. I don’t have any pictures yet because I’m making a necklace to go with them. I started playing/learning a stitch called St. Petersburg stitch and have sort of modified it to the way I want it. I probably have about another 4 hours work and it will be done-if it works for the beaded focal I want to use. Sometimes I have a hard time getting the beads and my hands to create what my muse is seeing at the time.

I usually have the halls all decked by now, but kind of have a bah-humbug thing going on . Our only offspring moved to London about 6 weeks ago and I’m having a hard time with the holly jolly part of Christmas this year. I’m not even going to move every stick of furniture in the living room to make room for the tree. I’m going to clear off a corner table and just put the top of the tree up-a Charlie Brown tree. First major empty nest holiday and I’m not dealing with it too well. I’ll be glad when the holidays are over.

Introducing myself

October 22, 2007

My name is Sue, a.k.a. subeeds and I’m a jewelry designer who creates with seed beads. I have a job that helps pay the bills-I’m a desk clerk in a small economy priced motel by the interstate. I have done desk clerk work for years. When you come from Fla. you deal with tourists in one form or another.I like my job because it has let me meet people from all over the world. I’ve worked in 500+ room resorts, places with fancy golf courses and now here. I have lots of stories to tell in the days to come. When you work with the travelling public, life is usually not dull. I want to get my jewelry business, Dancing Wind Designs, going well and then I hope to weave beads full time. I think that covers it for now. See you later in the week.