Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I woke up to snow yesterday morning. I love snow! And I love my job! I feel so lucky to be able to walk a few feet to my studio to work and to be able to make my own hours. I spend peaceful time in that cozy room making jewelry and journals that I then send out to interesting places all over the world.
There's a lot of work involved. Creating the things I sell being only a small part of it. Supplies have to be bought and reordered when low. Once the steel wire jewelry is made it has to be tumbled polished ( placed in a container with soap, water and steel shot) for hours and then placed in the oven on low heat to make sure it's completely dried because steel will rust if wet. I can also change the color of the wire by heating it at different temperatures for different colors.  The copper jewelry is oxidized and sanded to create depth. It's then photographed and the photos have to be downloaded to my computer and edited. Once that's done, I write a description, set a price and list it on Etsy. When a piece sells, I send a thank you note to the customer, print out an address label, package and wrap it, put it in an envelope and head off to the post office. As well, I maintain a Facebook business page and this blog.

So it is a real job that takes a lot of work, but I love it and would not change a thing. 
          Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!


Anette said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like your blog and your art, I sure will come visiting again. Our children has spent lots of time talking to each other, they really seem to enjoy each others company! She seems like a very kind and fun girl, and I just knew it when I saw the shoebox of treasures he got for his birthday, sent all the way from Canada!

Pat said...

Loved the beautiful views from your window!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Gina!! Love the pics!! I am so jealous!! You got snow! That was a beautiful shot of your studio! I appreciate all your hard work! A+++