Sunday, July 13, 2008

Who's got the Funk?

I've been a bit truant in blog posting lately. I guess you could say that I have been in a slight funk. Not sure why. Perhaps it has something to do with being...(ahem) unemployed since April. Perhaps it's because I have been neglecting my jewellery business, or because I'm still not selling as well as I would like on Etsy. Basically, I'm bored and uninspired!

I decided to take down all my Etsy jewellery photos the other day and start from scratch. I will be taking new pictures of my work. I am also creating some new pieces of jewellery. I'm even thinking of developing some grand marketing scheme...well, maybe not that grand of a scheme but anyway, it's time I tried something new.

Here's a sample of some necklaces I have been working on lately.

I had a motley of costume beads that I picked up at a flea market a few years back. They had been sitting around in a bag and I had no idea what to do with them. They weren't the usual precious gemstones that I am inclined to drool over and create with. I felt no rush to use them in my work. Some of the beads were glass, others plastic, a couple were made of tin, and there were brass ones as well. Some of the beads might even be retro - dating back to the 1980s or earlier.

Well, I'm happy to say that I finally took these beads and made them into exotic "Moroccan" inspired necklaces. I actually am quite pleased with the results of these necklaces. I have yet to post them on my Etsy shop but I will be doing that very soon.