I never quite know what to tell people who ask how my jewelry business is going. Actually, more frequently it’s something like, “Are you still doing that beading thing?” I usually end up saying something like, “It’s going really well, thanks!” and leave out the fact that I managed to nap every afternoon during my first trimester and still managed to crank out a successful spring line (which is now mostly gone, sorry!). I am so thankful for the gals at Simply Charming Boutique in downtown Winchester for doing such a great job of selling my pieces.
You may remember in the fall I switched gears to focus on two new lines, Facets and Elements. They both did really well over Christmas. I expected there to be the typical lull during the winter before working on spring, and considering the crazy metals market (silver doubled in the past year) I figured sales would taper off. But every month (instead of every quarter) I’ve had to restock my collection and I’m finally starting to realize that I don’t get to be the Lazy Jewelry Gal any more. I still get to dabble a little in new techniques (like resin and polymer clay) but gone are the days when I get to chronicle every activity on my blog or upload pictures of my inventory. To my out-of-town readers, I apologize for keeping all my jewelry captive in the Shenandoah Valley, but I guarantee if you come visit you will have a beautiful trip. This summer I am going to try to work ahead a little and build a collection for fall & Christmas, and once that’s underway I will try to post some pictures, but come October I may be off the grid for a while because we’re expecting another baby. !!!
So… I may not get around to posting anything new from my studio, but AnneMade Jewelry doing well and I’m still having fun!