Sunday, May 17, 2009

Its off to the races

So here I go with yet another blog. I have a lot to say about all my jewelry adventures but no one to tell except for my wonderfully supportive husband.

So getting down to business I started making jewelry this year in January after receiving some supplies from my mother in law. it was Christmas times and I needed ideas fast for family members. Well we went to Michael's I saw the bead isle(s) and I said "I want this for Christmas" and proceeded to basically pick out everything.

Long story short Christmas came, i got a few pendants, beads and tools and I was off. I made one necklace and realized that I need to do this for everyone! So five months later I have my own small jewelry business which actually started in Feb. but i am now starting to really push it. I have a website ( , an etsy store and 3 shows coming up! I have had one show that went terrible but I learned a lot from that show and my next one is May 30th in Uptown Charlotte!

I hope to get what I need done by then, hopefully 30-40 sets! I never know what is the right amount to have at these things! Wish me luck!


  1. I look forward to seeing posts on the items you've made. Isn't the beading aisle at Michael's great!! Love going there.

  2. Nice start1 Although I would like to see a link to your shop.

  3. consider it done...

    I do not have much in the shop yet, I have a few shows coming up so I need to get a few more things made, expect a few more though this week.

  4. Amber, I think you're doing beautifully for just having started your business in February! I started a couple of years ago, and I can't even figure out the whole Internet thing. I've got a website, blog and I'm trying to set up an Etsy shop, but I'm running into brick walls everywhere I turn from not being able to get pix to load to not being able to design my online shop. If you have any helpful hints, I'd love to hear them!

    As far as how much inventory to bring to shows, I have about 25 jewelry sets and find that it's more than enough. I also have dozens of pairs of earrings and they sell very well.

    Good luck to you in the shows and online!
    (Jewelry by) NaLa

  5. Nancy i do have a few things to help you get started. You can go to my website and contact me through that.