I am going to continue to wind down the business, and eventually only offer custom work on Etsy. While I absolutely love what I do, I'm just not seeing it marketable beyond a specialty product. There's nothing wrong with specialty, other than the market is hard to define and at what price point, to get sales so the business can run in the black.
I'm still looking for other ideas to market for self employment, before I'm forced to accept a job with someone else. I'd love to keep working with my hands, but I may not have much of a choice. I may get into consulting, I have a lot of great skill that will help others in their business and home projects.
Last week, we had some unfortunate events occur where we live, and we are now having to move once more. I am going to need the time to focus on fixing up our new place, as well as packing and moving. BUT, I should see no business interruption at all with orders, so long as I can keep access to my products within easy reach! I can get email and orders 24/7 on my phone, and if necessary, I'm just a few blocks away from the post office if I cannot print postage from the computer. It comes with really bad timing, that's all! That's also why I appreciate the orders, to help with our unexpected moving expenses. I am really excited to be returning to a place that was home to me for several years, and to a place where good luck prevailed!
I am very unsure of our moving timeline, and how it will affect April's Har Mar Mall rock show. As of today, the plans are still on for attending the event. I will keep you posted in case I CANNOT make the event. If I miss April, there is always June's!
I'm sorry, I've been so busy that I forgot to post about the new Tree of Life Hangings over on Etsy. They have 4-5 Hangings to choose from PER listing. When you go to check out, please select a number and gem from the drop down menu. The photos are labeled 1-5 left to right, so you can easily match them with the drop down menu to ensure you're ordering the right one. If you have any issues or questions, please send me a message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd be more than happy to assist.
Here is the link to the Tree of Life Hangings section at my Etsy shop! Happy shopping! :-)