Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Take a read above and discover some great supply finds you may have never thought of. It is a wonderful article by fellow Etsian: RiskyBeads. And there is information at the bottom of the blog how to get a discount through 12/20/2008 at Beads2string.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Want to take time to thank all of Beads2String's new and returning Customers. It has been 1 year since the Beads2String store was open on Etsy. The 1 year Etsyversary occurred on 9/30/2008 (I almost missed it). It has been a tremendous ride with a new stores ups and downs, but definitely worth it. There is so much more growth that Beads2String will be experiencing in the future and can't wait to bring all the new inventory to my fabulous customers. Also due to the demand to be able to purchase more of a variety, I am currently working on brining more 1/2 strands with the gemstones as many have been requesting.
Thank you for allowing me to be able to help you grow and expand your Jewelry Designs. I love all of the final product pictures you provide. It is so exciting and inspiring to see what your visions and imaginations create.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tried with different lighting inside and different backgrounds. Just was not satisfied and this satisfaction is based soley on my own; like your pictures have to be based soley on your satisfaction. Yes you can go in the forums and ask how people like your pictures but come down to it, how do You like your photos? Some like the bright color backgrounds, some bright white to black. I've used them all and it just wasn't saying what I wanted my store to say. I'm a total California girl who loves the mountains and beaches and everything nature has to offer. Want to bring that into my stores. My background for pictures now are from the outside world and I am very excited about the outcome. Now I do still need to work on timing and when to go outside. And believe me 10 minutes makes a big difference as one day I went to get something inside and when I went back out the sky had ugly dark clouds and God opened the flood gates. All things purple or hot pink are the only colors really frustrating me at this time, just can't get the right hues to show up in the digital camera still.
Well anyhoo here are some before and after pictures so you can see how a store like me still keeps trying to find that "1 look" that fits your store. It may not be a big difference for some but I want a look that will smoothly transition throughout my stores and keep a uniform look for glass, gems, lucite, crystals and make the beads themselves "pop" out and have the background be exactly that. So the below pictures are of Red Aventurine. I really do like the 2nd picture and the look with the store name but the white background is just not working for all beads. The final picture's backdrop has been working great and even my vintage lucite just "pops".
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I've read this before but it didn't really sink in until now. I realize it is not too late to get my healthy body back and love life again. Little things every day make me smile again and it has been a long time for that. I am excited to get back to creating, and have so many ideas. Once you let that creativity open in your brain the flood gates also open. It is so exciting and I'd rather be poor and happy then make good money at a stressful job that kills your body. I am remembering every day to "invest in myself". I can't wait to see what the future holds.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So why are you happy Spring has sprung? Finally able to get rid of the Winter blues. Maybe you worked hard in the Fall planting those bulbs in the garden. Being able to enjoy the day at the zoo with family and the animals will actually be outside. Maybe you like going to my favorite place, Disneyland, and seeing their beautiful landscaping in the Spring air. What ever the reason, Spring it is here and time to enjoy something wonderful in life.
I found some great poems that would be good for Spring and starting to get your creativity flow and imagination working:
Thursday, February 7, 2008
And may you always have an angel by your side ∞ Someone there to catch you if you fall ∞ Encouraging your dreams ∞ Inspiring your happiness ∞ Holding your hand and helping you through it all ∞ In all of our days, our lives are always changing ∞ Tears come along as well as smiles ∞ Along the roads you travel, may the miles be a thousand times more lovely than lonely ∞ May they give you gifts that never, ever end: someone wonderful to love and a dear friend in whom you can confide ∞ May you have rainbows after every storm ∞ May you have hopes to keep you safe and warm ∞
And may you always have an angel by your side ∞
-- Douglas Pagels