It's been another one of those weeks. I had my first Etsy sale. They bought the two best items in my shop, so I've been scrambling all week to replace them. I don't think I've mentioned previously, but I'm still a student, currently attending 3/4 time (taking 10 hrs this quarter). So between class and various forms of homework, I only get about 3 days a week in my own studio making things to sell, and things end up taking longer overall. I ended up making 4 new pendants, 2 planets and 2 moons. One of each is now listed on Etsy, and the others have gone into a "Miniatures" display case that the Art Group at school is putting together for a few weeks. At least this way more folks will see my stuff. I'm also going to have quite a few entries in the silent auction at the end of November.
Anyway, back to what I've been up to:
I'm continuing to play around with engineering. I'm bezel-setting everything right now, and it doesn't look quite as bad as I thought it would, though I'd prefer to go without the frames if I could. The pieces for the moon-phase bracelet turned out to be scaled wrong, so that one's gong to be a choker/collar instead. I completely forgot to take an in-process picture yesterday, but I should be able to do so tomorrow or Tuesday and then add it to this post. I'll probably scale everything down and attempt a more bracelet-sized piece in a couple of weeks.
Business problems I *REALLY* need to work out soon:
What's next after Different Worlds?
What can I do at lower price points?
The moon-phase choker in progress. Hopefully it will be done tomorrow.