About My Interview

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I just realized that I have not talked about my news interview and how it went. So here's the story..well...., Tues...night..I was cleaning and organizing like a mad woman, getting ready for the next morn. picking up the bits and pieces of silver and copper that had fallen to the floor on my hands and knees, wiping off my work table, dusting, you know metal smithing is not a very clean job..usually lots of dust everywhere from sanding and filing etc. My hubby was an awesome help, thank goodness, with the  routine cleaning, dusting, vacuuming etc... I am a very details kind of person so my list was long because I didn't quite know where we would end up filming so I had to be prepared and make sure everything was clean. The only thing that I did know was that she wanted to film me in my LittleGreenRoom  making something. 

I finally finished all of the straightening and got to the end of my list and realized oops! !I need to get a project ready for her to film me making..ahhh!! okay..got that all set up and finally sat down at about 9:30 p.m. and sighed a sigh of relief. Then I realized oops!.. again! I needed to get out some of my jewelry pieces for her to film..okay.. off to find the pieces that I wanted to use..hmmm did I want to just lay them on my counter or display them on necklace stands or...?? ..So I ended up setting up a little mini display on the end of my counter next to my photo booth that I use and that seemed to work out great...Ahhh finished.

Wow now I was really getting tired.. time for bed because I knew that I either wouldn't sleep from excitement or that I would get up early and just lay in bed thinking of things that I might of forgotten.

Surprise,  I actually slept great, which was good because that meant that my eyes wouldn't be bloodshot "thank goodness". I knew that she would be there at 9:00 a.m. so I was ready at about 8:30, hair done, makeup on and ready to go.. I am a very scheduled person and like to be early or on time..never late, something my family teases me about all of the time. I think that it is from all of those years of being a hairdresser and living by a schedule of appointments. At about 8:56 I looked at the clock and thought to myself,  I wonder if I should of called the reporter just to make sure that the interview was still on... Oh well I guess I would have to wait and see, and of course I am starting to get a little nervous. Right on the dot at 9:00 sharp she knocked on my door, I opened the door and there she stood a young, cute, very sweet person. We immediately hit it off and started talking bout Etsy and LittleGreenRoom.

The first part of filming I bascially just talked and she filmed with the microphone off, and then she filmed my GreenRoom which she loved! She couldn't believe the amount of tools, beads, stuff etc, that I had, I quietly said "yes, I am addicted to making jewelry", we both laughed.  She wanted  to film me taking pictures of my jewelry and she talked about the my feature in Australian Beading Magazine that will be coming out in August. She asked me questions about the rings that I made for the NFL cheerleaders and we talked about what inspires me etc. Then it was time to sit for the real interview...oh I hate cameras, I was praying that I didn't mess up, say something stupid, or laugh at myself, something I do alot. She turned on that camera grabbed her mike and started asking me questions..I was so nervous I was trying not to pause but was trying to think fast at the same time..crazy! I think that I said awesome twice and after it came out of my mouth I laughed to myself.. but not outloud, whew! I reminded myself that there would be a editing and cutting process so thank goodness it wasn't live. All in all I think that it turned out great and I was so glad to make a new friend out of the whole experience. It is definitely one that I will never forget.  As I walked her out to the car, she told me that it would air that night on the news! Ahh! I didn't expect it to air so soon, I wasn't even going to be home to see it we had a baseball game we had to go to but... my hubby ended up recording it and we watched it later that night.

....Later that night.... (we sat down to watch)... WOW! yep there I am on the news!! YAY! .. and yep, the camera does add about 20 pounds  :( ..and Wow! there we are talking about Etsy and LittleGreenRoom... :) YAY!! What a crazy, awesome, surreal experience. I am so thankful :) I can't wait to see what's next!
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My Weekend

Monday, June 21, 2010

Was there actually a weekend? I am asking myself that question this morning. LOL I feel like I blinked Friday afternoon and here it is Monday again. I had another jam packed weekend trying to catch up on everything that I could. I was able to get to a few orders finished that I had pending to send out this week..so that makes me feel like I got something accomplished. Dads Day....hmmm...what to get them..jewelry? no, :)  I find that it is harder and harder to figure out the perfect gifts for Dads Day! Well it isn't really that hard I just feel like this year is flying by and holidays keep sneaking up on me and catching me off guard. I ended up keeping it simple and sweet this year..sweet you say?..yep, I ended up baking their favorite treats for them. That was their gifts. I don't usually do that but they loved them and so it worked out perfect. The weather was so nice yesterday so we spent time outside playing games and enjoying the day. I love days like that..I am so glad that summer is finally here. Hope you all had a nice weekend!
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Wow! Look What I Found!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today is kind of quiet so I spent sometime cruising around the Internet reading and looking for new and interesting things and I happen to stumble upon this site. It has some really cool features for Etsy store owners and this flyer above is just one of the fun, simple things that you can do on this site for free. I love it!! You can make a flyer of one or more items per page, include prices, or not, simply download and print. Woweee!! I am thinking that this would be a great way to promote some of your store items with a description, especially the ones that have a story or explain how you made them or what inspired you to design your piece. The template downloads everything in one simple click of a button, no, I'm not kidding! You could use this feature to make flyers for your store etc.... I am actually getting ready to do a show on the 4th of July in Bear Valley CA. and am thinking that I should maybe print out a few different pages and put them in a book for people to look at, kind of like a portfolio...endless ideas. Here is the link to check out this cool site and be sure to check out the other features that it offers too!! What a fun find! http://cr8tivity.com/
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New, Cute, Flower Inspired Earrings!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Little Red Poppies!
Little Blue Hydrangeas!
California Orange Poppies!
I just added these *New* cute, nature inspired earrings to my collection. I had a request from a customer to make an earring to coordinate with my popular little poppy necklaces. While tiding up and getting ready for my interview this week I sat down and started to play a little with my glass flowers and decided to make a simple, classic hoop adorned with these little artisan glass flowers. They turned out so cute! They are so playful and feminine! They have a lot of movement and add a spark of color around your face! Perfect for summer, graduation, brides maids or just because you love them! I am hoping to add more color choices soon too! Stop by and see how cute they really are http://www.etsy.com/listing/49423535/little-orange-california-poppy-earrings
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Friday, June 11, 2010

I am so excited!! I received an email yesterday afternoon from a reporter at KeroABC23 news who wants to interview me about Etsy and my LittleGreenRoom next Wed. morning. I am so nervous!! She is wanting to actually film my LittleGreenRoom and me making a piece of jewelry so we will be filming at my house. I am hoping we fit inside my room, LOL it is sooo small and I have wall to wall beads!! It will be exciting! YAY!!!! I really cant believe it..I think Im still in shock!
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New Jewelry Cleaning Pads!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I am now offering my favorite jewelry cleaning pads that I love to use, in my store! They are perfect for shining your mixed metal pieces, sterling silver, copper, and brass too! Warning! these pads are addicting!! Once you see how easy they clean your jewelry you will be looking for pieces to clean :)  Here is the link to read more about the do's and dont's while using them, but they are very easy to use. Love em!!
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New Giveaway!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

 Here is a great chance to win on of my cute Alpha Initial   Rings! Here is a link to Melissa's blog to enter..
http://melissabxoxo.blogspot.com/2010/06/ring-giveaway_09.html  Good Luck everyone..these rings are really cute!
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Bold And Beautiful, Mixed Metal Rings

Monday, June 7, 2010

New** Cute Mixed Metal Bold Rings!! I just listed them in my store this morning! A new take on my ever so popular Mixed Metal Heart ring that made it on the front page of Etsy. I love this shape of ring because it is so bold and comfortable, I wear mine everyday. One of these rings and a cute pair of hoop earrings and you are ready to go. I get compliments all of the time so I decided to mix it up a bit and add a few more. Here is the link to these two cute rings! http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleGreenRoom
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What A Beautiful Weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

It was so nice on Memorial Day weekend! The days were warm, the sun was shinning, my roses are in full bloom. Our trees are full of fruit and the beautiful color of summer is amazing. I picked up the camera and went into our back yard to snap a few photos. I like to take pictures of plants and flowers on our property through the seasons, just because they inspire me so much. It is kind of like my own little private haven.  There were about seven deer down by the little seasonal creek drinking water, it is always fun to watch the moms and their babies. Our little dogs don't even bark at the deer anymore, they are used to them now.  I am definitely in the mood for summer..and its finally here :) Yay!!
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18 Years And Counting...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So keep in mind that this photo was taken 18 years ago..Yes, early 90's you can tell by the hair..LOL..Wow so crazy to say 18 years! My hubby and I just celebrated out 18th year anniversary a few days ago. We are high school sweethearts and started dating at 16. Someone asked me what the secret is for staying together for so long and I had to stop and think. A good friendship foundation is very important, that is how we started out so long ago..friends. I think starting off as  friends you get to see the true person, how they treat people, how they react in certain situations, their intentions. I also think that you need to laugh alot, at yourself and each other, and life. Pick and choose your battles, try not to take things so serious, and of course, patience and love.  I guess I will have to revisit this question at our 25yr. anniversary or even 50 yr. anniversary and see what more I have learned by then...but for now just one day at a time and high hopes that tomorrow and the years to come are just as wonderful as the first 18. :)
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Celebrating Today!!

WOW!! Exciting day today!! I had my 400th sale in my store today!! Hurray!! Thanks to everyone who has supported me and helped make my first 14 months a huge success!!  Happy Wednesday everyone!!
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LittleGreenRoom Jewelry Giveaway!!

and you could win this CUTE!!  Sterling Silver key necklace.  The giveaway is going on now- June 6. Good Luck To Everyone!!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I am in love with these *New* Chinese Lantern Earrings!!  I have had these beautiful, artisan, lampwork, beads for a couple of months now. That is how I am...when I see something that I love, I buy it or them and then end up incorporating them in my jewelry somehow. These beads happen to catch my eye because of the color. Of course I love that they are handmade by an etsy artist and whenever possible I love to mix up the artisan talent a bit, but the quality and color is breathtaking! I have had this set of beads sitting on my table waiting for them to inspire me to come up with some design that would do them justice. Just the other day it hit me! That is how my brain works! POW!! Idea!!! Wow!! I figured it out. The glass has almost a fire red glow, like a little flame. That was what inspired me to make them into little Chinese Lantern earrings. Excited with my idea..I started getting my supplies ready. Hmmm a deep red swarovski crystal and sterling silver of course, but it had to be antiqued, not bright and shiny. The darker the silver the more the red gave the glowing affect that I was talking about..like little flickering flames. See..I have to much fun making jewelry..anyway I finished my cute lantern earrings and decided today was the day to post them in my shop. I hope you all love them, unfortunately the photos didn't quite pick up the depth of the color that I am talking about darn it, but in  the second photo you can see what I mean. Here is the link to see more about them! :)
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