Saturday night ramblings or Plans

This month the Jewelry Artisans Community was asked for their plans for the new year.
It's hard to believe that almost a quarter of this "new" year is over already. I had made a few vague plans, not all of them worked out yet, but that was to be expected.

Maybe I'll let some more dragons into my life. They might nag less than Ponder is doing it behind me right now which is not helping my concentration.
Where was I? Dragons, right. Here is the first batch of dragon scales. Which one do you like best?

I'm still toying with the idea of an own website, but that won't happen until my head is fully clear. At the moment it's more empty than clear. I think I can hear the wind rushing through ...

I did learn something new that has been on my list for a long time, Viking knit, and turned my first sample into a piece of glamorous Barbie jewelry. So another plan coming from that is to 1. unpack and set up my Barbie collection, 2. make some more jewelry for them, 3. try a wire knit outfit for one of the dolls eventually.

Another plan is to clean out my inventory and take the chance to take some new pictures. I already ripped a few small pieces up, changed them or turned something finished back into a WIP because I wasn't fully happy with it for too long. I did find however that I can't do too much of that in one go because it is as much of a frustration as a relief.
One part of this plan is that one of my shops will go. I tend to overdo things sometimes, and it's just too hard to keep up with it all, so my Von Dir shop is in the process of being emptied now. As long as there are still pieces in there, you are welcome to have a look and even to make me a offer, who knows, I might just take you up on it ;-) I wish there was a way to get to the English descriptions that I typed in so carefully, but I'm always getting a time out, so if you have a question, just contact me.

Something I already did was re-organize my supplies.

I'm sure there will be more ideas or plans along the line, but I'll take it step by step, it's better that way. You will of course be the (almost) first ones to know about important developments ;-)

If you want to know what the other JAC members expect from 2013, you should have a look. I know I will because there might be some inspiration or maybe just some good kick in the a** for me in there!

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N Valentine Studio
Jewelry Art by Dawn
Ponder the Cat


  1. Love your dragon scales, Cat!

    You've set some reachable goals for yourself and are doing a good job of pecking away at them, while not letting them overwhelm you.

    Keep it up!

    1. I hope we'll be able to gently shove each other if needed, Dawn! ;-)

  2. Of the dragon scales, I like rainbow the best, probably because it's more what I think of as "dragony". (I know that's not a word.)

    It sounds as if you have been thinking about how to go forward. Good for you! We'll be here to cheer you on.

    1. I think the rainbow one is my favorite as well, Carole ... although the green metal one is the most "dragony" one to me.
      Those rainbow beads are so yummy!

  3. Gentle shoving sounds good to me, Cat.