What an incredible year 2013 turned out to be, and I have you to thank for it. Without your encouragement, kind words, and frantic giveaway-day postings I can easily say I’d be nowhere near where I am today if not for your support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for the daily blessing of your presence in my life. You’ve all, without a doubt, enriched it greatly. You’ve settled comfortably into my conversations, my thanksgivings, my concerns, excitements and joy. I hope I’ve somehow enriched yours as well and will always strive to do so.
I’m welcoming 2014 the only way I know how. With new tutorials and content! The Earth Mother Pendant tutorial (pictured) is available here, and you can also find a new Pearl Pendulum Pendant tutorial here. And this is just the beginning of things to come. I’m planning summer and fall classes, though unfortunately have no plans to travel beyond Michigan at this time. Hopefully, if a budget allows, videos will soon be an option. I’ve recently opened a storefront to sell photography prints (which you can visit here) with an online portfolio following soon, containing my family and pet portraits and art work. Any purchases made via this storefront will be used to fund camera and video equipment for further photography and jewelry-related projects (which will be 100% free content). I’m very excited about the possibilities.
First on the agenda, is a desperate need to remodel this website (including an improved checkout solution for tutorial purchases), so I hope you will bear with me through the broken links, missing pages, empty galleries and annoyed blog posts. My entire cache of website-building knowledge can be condensed into a string of button mashing and hopeless cursing.
I have products to review, new designs to share, and I haven’t forgotten the bangle bracelet tutorial, which should be released before the end of January. The Free Tutorial Treasure Hunt Tuesdays will be a standing tradition for 2014, which you can read more about here. Also coming this month is an article on the use of Liver of Sulfur solutions (including the much neglected directions for removing oxidization). And the “On the Road to 5000 Likes” giveaway, which is underway now.
I plan to be a busy girl, and blissfully so. I can’t imagine a better way to spend my time than creating, sharing creations, and seeing the creations of others.
Come along 2014, we have work to do.
Happy New Year and HAPPY WEAVING!