I've been bad again about posting anything of substance here. There's no really good excuse, but I'v been pretty busy what with the new CornerStone blog, writing a step by step article for Jewelry Artist Magazine (they contacted ME first!) and teaching classes on the weekends and every Wednesday night. To say nothing of the time that my 16 pound cat wedged himself under the armoire and then couldn't figure out how to get back out. After 4 hours of whining I put a complaint on FaceBook and a friend happened to read it and come over to rescue Diego. And she brought another friend with her. That armoire is heavy!!
FaceBook has really changed my life. There is so much support, I've made friends with so many helpful jewelers - both metal clay and hard metals, and I reconnected with cousins in a far away state. Love it!
In general, the way that the computer has changed the way we all live our lives has been an amazing shift. We are really living in a global community. I have a rather good relationship with strangers in England, France and Australia. Amazing!
It took me a while to figure out what benefits the world wide web would provide to me as a citizen, passionate encyclopedia reader and an educator (I was a luddite for too long). But now that I see what an impact it can have, I'm excited to announce a new venture!
I'm offering detailed, personal business coaching online or over an AT&T iPhone through Etsy! I'm calling them Mentorials. Mentor + tutorial. I'll be happy to brainstorm with you about (almost) any subject relating to your jewelry or craft business. Whether you'd like to change your style or find your artistic voice, learn about the casting process or start teaching. Or anything else you'd like help with. Once subject per Mentorial. I hope it sounds intriguing to you and that you'll visit my shop to learn more about it. Here's to innovation *clink*.