Sunday, May 29, 2011
State of the Studio
You may remember in the fall I switched gears to focus on two new lines, Facets and Elements. They both did really well over Christmas. I expected there to be the typical lull during the winter before working on spring, and considering the crazy metals market (silver doubled in the past year) I figured sales would taper off. But every month (instead of every quarter) I've had to restock my collection and I'm finally starting to realize that I don't get to be the Lazy Jewelry Gal any more. I still get to dabble a little in new techniques (like resin and polymer clay) but gone are the days when I get to chronicle every activity on my blog or upload pictures of my inventory. To my out-of-town readers, I apologize for keeping all my jewelry captive in the Shenandoah Valley, but I guarantee if you come visit you will have a beautiful trip. This summer I am going to try to work ahead a little and build a collection for fall & Christmas, and once that's underway I will try to post some pictures, but come October I may be off the grid for a while because we're expecting another baby. !!!
So... I may not get around to posting anything new from my studio, but AnneMade Jewelry doing well and I'm still having fun!