Archive for November, 2008
I probably need to join another networking-type website like I need a hole in the head, but when I read the Etsy Storque article on using Twitter as a marketing tool, I thought, “eh, why not?” I figured I could post Small Bird jewelry updates and new Etsy listings, and maybe even get some public opinion on new designs. I don’t really have an outlet just for shop updates, so that’s what I’ll be using Twitter for; self-serving Small Bird propagation. Mostly. 😉
However, Twitter has already proven a bit more addictive than I anticipated, so it’s impossible to resist commenting on all the other fantastic stuff you guys are posting on there! But that’s the whole idea, right? I’m hoping it will help keep me more connected with the online crafting community, too. So if you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m smallbirdjenna. See you over there!
I just found that I have been officially accepted as a vendor at the Second Storie} Indie Market! (With the jewelry, not the knitting.) The vendor list looks very impressive and I’m really excited to be a part of it. It’s all going down on November 29th and 30th at The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. I’ve been working on some new designs, so I should have a bunch of brand new pieces to show off by then! It’s interesting to me how my aesthetic continues to change as I learn more and create more. Most recently, I started experimenting with faceted stones. I used to think that “sparkly” wasn’t really my thing. But I kept coming across faceted gemstones while shopping for new materials and…well, they became kind of hard to resist. It must be the girly-girl in me. I think the 6mm stones are just perfect for a lovely little solitaire ring. But I’ll have to wait and see. Maybe no one will like them and it will be a short-lived experiment. Or maybe I’ll just keep making them for myself.