Things have been very busy here lately, but they're going pretty well! I am happy to report despite all the challenges, I WILL be attending the upcoming Har Mar Mall Rock Show April 20-21st! The prices will be about the same as on Etsy; I'm more interested in moving units than charging their true value.
It is also just over a month before Mother's Day, and now's the time to be thinking of presents! The majority of customers I have are women, so you can't go wrong with either a Gem Tree, Tree of Life Hanging, or Jewelry! I still have many colors and designs to choose from, and you can definitely still order a custom made piece if you have something else in mind. I have custom forms with me too, at the rock show, if you stop by and want to order in person. And speaking of jewelry, I still have the option of Tree of Life brooches! The listing is still up on Etsy. They can be made just a little smaller than the dimensions I mentioned (I think it was 3x2"). You can even use them to help tie back a fashion scarf, if you don't want to pin it to your shirt.
I want to point out especially, Kevin's gemstone jewelry. His pieces are super popular with the females! He had a beautiful Sodalite piece, and his mother couldn't stop obsessing about it, so three weeks later on her birthday, he gave it to her as a gift. She's not one to wear a lot of jewelry, but she constantly wears her Sodalite necklace! He also gave a uniquely shaped piece to his sister, who also obsessed about it. I currently have two of his pieces in my shop, and we will need to add the others shortly! Here are the links to them:
His pieces are very well made, and he really pays attention to the fine details! I highly recommend purchasing his jewelry. Most definitely!
I have no new products in the work just yet, but some ideas! I've been thinking if there's a way of creating flowers out of the gem chips. I can do a small one like I did for some of the Tree of Life Hangings, but I want an actual sizable mini bouquet. People still use flowers as decor, so why not try? It would be a great compliment to the gem trees.
I'm also debating whether or not to add new gem trees for the upcoming rock show. I've sold out of several gem trees in the past month, but I kind of also like the idea of staying away from my typical cluttered look. The gem trees will get better representation not being stuffed on a small table, although I want to make sure there are enough choices so that everyone can find something they're drawn to. I'll think hard about it! I'm all set to move next weekend, so I don't have a lot of time to get ready for the show.
On a final note, I expect zero business interruption with my upcoming move. I have everything organized so I can quickly pull orders and get them out the door quickly. So keep the orders coming, I really greatly appreciate it! Its given me the drive I needed to be able to attend the upcoming show. :-)