Happy New Year and welcome to my blog for Every Day a Promise! This year is one I am looking forward to very much! We had an extremely successful craft show season from October through December, and after a bit of a respite we are ready to resume hand-crafting new items and developing new designs that are already percolating along on the back burner.
First item on the agenda is to photograph some lovely new jewelry pieces that we have recently made, and get them listed in our Etsy shop. Second item on the agenda is to wrap up the bookwork from 2013 and inventory what we have in supplies. Amazingly we came out of the year still pretty well stocked. However, we will be ordering new things, as our new designs will require all kinds of trendy and interesting stones, beads, and findings. This is one of my favorite parts, perusing catalogues/websites for the perfect items to purchase with which to make the ideas swirling in my head into reality you can wear and enjoy!
We have now cleared our calendar in order to make more time in the studio and increase production. Everything here is made on an individual basis, and very carefully. Woven pieces take much concentrated effort and are quite labor-intensive on a very tiny level, as the seed beads used are extremely tiny and are picked up on a needle and put in place pretty much one at a time. Because Every Day a Promise specializes in woven pieces, more time was necessary in our daily schedule in order to keep enough individual pieces in stock. We rarely repeat pieces, tending to keep each one of our accessories something different from the others. Repeated styles are usually popular styles that we find have buyers over and over again. Colors in these pieces usually vary from one another to keep the individual feeling going. Our supply inventory reflects this need to incorporate new and unique additions that update our designs, so we will be quickly getting it taken care of and orders in.
Watch for new blog posts, pictures, and additions to our shop www.everydayapromise.etsy.com! 2014 is going to be a banner year for us! Happy shopping!