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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

A Poem I wrote

Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine

nutured by nature

colored by the earth


fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Friday, June 20, 2008

The Sweet Flutter of Success

What is success? It took me awhile to actually feel it. But there were a few moments that gave me a special feeling.
1. Opening my Etsy shop. It just sort of validated what I was doing.
2. Selling my first $100 plus set. I didn't want to part with it. (The Green Amethyst Necklace that is pictured above.)
3. Having customers tell me that they couldn't get to my booth at a previous show because I was too busy.
5. Selling my first $200 plus set. That one really made my stomach churn.
6. Having people call me asking for jewelry. I didn't have to call them.


Liz @ Lush Beads said...

Your first $200+ set, eh? That's AWESOME!

storybeader said...

That #6 is especially nice.

terryann said...

so cool!

moonmystic said...

I was so sad that I never took a pic of the $200 one. It had these huge faceted rubies in it. Gorgeous!

Dasha said...

Wow, congrats on your success! Your stuff is beautiful :).

Bubba & Rye said...

sounds like success to me too! You've made it! Good luck on future business.

SpinachNPeace said...

i didnt even know green amethysts existed! gorgeous piece! congratulations on all the success!

Anonymous said...

Great work!

* Amanda * said...

You have such beautiful work! Congrats on your continued success!

The Wildfire: Gifts and Decor said...

congrats on the amazing success! $200... only in my wildest dreams :)

Thanks for participating!

Donna said...

What nice milestones to have! I'd definitely call that success!

Shell Mitchell said...

wonderful to read your success story!

Stormy Designs said...

Congrats on your success. Thanks for participating!