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 SoloSupplies.etsy.com!

6 comments:

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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