13 June 2013

Refreshed and Renewed

It was a rush of inspiration, fueled by panic, prompted by a simple request - "We'd like to try anything you have that's new." 

For the past year and a half String Me Along Jewelry has been sold at the Gallery Shop of the Art Gallery of Sudbury, in Ontario.  When placing their Spring order, they asked for new products.  I felt a rising dread.  I've been ... what?  Tired? Uninspired? Lacking direction? Bored?  Hard to say, but the answer was simply that I had not had any new product in ages.  And that suddenly seemed like a serious shortcoming. 

I pored over my somewhat depleted bead stash and ideas start to coalesce.  Those larger blue beads, with these pressed glass flowers.  These bead caps with this simply stunning faceted glass.  Next thing I knew, my work surface was a mess, but new product was happening.  I was pleased with the results.  I was invigorated by the results, more importantly.  Then, I looked again at my depleted bead stash and thought "This simply won't do!".  I loaded up online shopping carts with beads and drained my paypal.  Then, I sat back and anxiously awaited the packages hoping that the inspiration and spark would not fade before the arrivals.  Lucky for me, it lasted.

Luckier still for me, while I was waiting for the packages, I was found by a local boutique.  My bobby pin sets are now located at Fancy Lucky Vintage Boutique in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. 

Suddenly, it seemed that everything was coming up Carol!!

Now, I am happy to say that I have a whole mass of new items.  I am happier to say that I have made the decision to stay with etsy and press on.  Most of these items are now ready to list and will be appearing in my shop over the coming weeks.  Here is a sneak preview:

What this does mean is that all items in my shop will be at long last returning to regular price.  Until June 21 however you can use coupon code RENEW30 to enjoy a 30% discount.

On top of that, any purchases made between now and July 12 will qualify the buyer for a ballot in a prize draw.  Up for grabs is: a pair of glass beaded earrings, featuring pretty berry coloured trumpet flowers; a necklace with a pretty rust coloured patina butterfly, an ivory flower and a czech bead, and; a set of stormy blue-grey bobby pins.  Value of the prize is $50. 

Visit my etsy shop today and check back regularly for new listings.