Monday, December 31, 2018

Puppy Presents and Harry’s First Christmas

Volume 16 Issue 1, January 2019

What's New in January?

Who knows what the New Year will bring? Since so much of my focus this year has been on hot rods, prints and other custom art, I may continue the focus for awhile as I work towards fulfilling a list of potential products. I know that there are a number of products that I want to finishing designing like peacock leggings and other clothing. Plus, I want to go back to caning and making beads. For now, I will work towards cleaning up my studio and putting all of the tools and supplies back where they belong. It was a wild Christmas season this year!

Harry is bigger and less inclined to sleep while I work, so I get 10 minutes of work and then 20 minutes of cleaning up whatever mess he made while I was not looking at him for those 10 minutes. Soon, he will be a dog and past this funny puppy stage. I will miss it as I forget about the times he ate my hairbrush, bank statement, rough manuscript draft and all of the other things that found their way into his mouth.

For now, he is enjoying being a puppy and going to puppy kindergarten. Harry’s first Christmas with his gift from his cat friend in Rhode Island, Gonze.


What’s New

Key rings: I am taking the key rings one step further and creating purse charms and rings. With lots of beads and things. Have them started, but nothing to show yet. Soon ...

Cuff Bracelets: I added peacock bracelets and matching earrings to the stock here and for the show. I am going to take the peacocks and create bookmarks as my newest project.

Magnets: WOW—lots and lots of them and all types of images.

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Leggings: My supplier has added a great legging line, so I have been experimenting with design and element placement. I have one new set ready in my shop and more in design mode.

Posters: Many of my bible verse posters are available in my Etsy shop and soon to be in my webstore.

Bookmarks: I decided that some of my beads and images would translate nicely to bookmarks. Those are on the bench.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website.

Until next month,