Thursday, July 31, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming! Ack! Ok - I know it's still 5 months off, but in the crafting business it's time to get cracking! Last year I had too little inventory. I can't rely on custom items like made-to-order rings for the gift-buying season. As you might have noticed by my blogger absence, I've been in a bit of a creative slump. Sales have gone back to their summer slow, though the few that I have been getting have been higher-ticket sales so I'm managing to get by. Plus, a wonderful thing happened. My amazingly awesome Grandmother decided to gift me a large (to me) amount of money to invest in my business! So... with cash in hand and a slight air of panic about the upcoming holiday season, I decided to order enamelling equipment. *happy dance*

OoooOOOOhh :D A few hundred dollars later and a brand new Paragon SG2 Digital Kiln with Viewport is on its way to me! I went through my catalogs and ordered accessories and safety equipment along with a bunch of pre-made copper stampings so I can start offering very affordable pendants and earrings right away. I also bought some books on Amazon since I have NO idea what I'm doing (lol). I'm sitting here heart all a-flutter waiting for the UPS man to knock on my door. I can barely stand the wait!

On a side note, the sun is out so I'm going to be adding more of my old stash of supplies for sale at!


Curly Sue said...

Wow, how fabulous thankYOU gramma!

Brandy said...

That is so exciting for you! I can't wait to see some of your new wonderful items.

tattytiara said...

I know nothing about enameling and even I can tell that's a mighty cool thingy! Almost as cool as your grandmother, but anything'd be hard pressed to get That! cool.

lieblingartcrafts said...

I can't wait to see what you cook up with this contraption. Go enameler!

Estela said...

How exciting!!!
Don't you love new "toys"!

Becca Nelson said...

That is so great! I have a couple large items that I want to buy for my business as well, but I don't have the funds yet. Thanks so much for the link to your blog! Good luck!

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