Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Totally Made These!

When I said I wasn't a good designer, that was partly a lie.  I'm not a good designer - for the most part.  I think designing something beautiful takes practice and requires spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' work to find inspiration and that isn't something I'm naturally good at.  With all of the beautiful work on Etsy it is not hard to find inspiration, but practice is sometimes still elusive.

That said, I did come up with these bracelets all by myself!



Actually, I'm quite proud of them.  I think they're original, and more importantly, beautiful.  It was one of those projects that you think of just as you're falling asleep and then you stay up all night thinking about it and can't rest until you go out and buy your materials and start crafting.  That doesn't happen to me very often.

Wait that's not really correct - it happens all the time.  But usually, I buy the materials, start crafting and then I'm terribly disappointed with the end result.  Not this time, though.  These worked out just as I envisioned them.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to sell as well as the booties.  Not that the booties are flying off the shelves, but they are a bit of a hit with all of my friends now that they're of child-rearing ages.  I guess I just haven't quite figured out this marketing thing yet.

And yes.  I always dreamed of being a hand model.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks Kim! Love your site BTW :D

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  2. Wow, you've got an amazing blag and amazing skills. I love them all! :) Great bracelets

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  3. I like blag so much better :D

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  4. Hello,
    Just came over from shabby blogs...Thought your blog name was cute,, : ) So happy I did..I love your bracelets..They are very Unique and Pretty..You really should put them up on Etsy..
    If you do...I would be happy to do a giveaway on my blog for you..I am not a very big blog..but any bit helps.. : )

    Have a Blessed day

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  5. Hi Ruby,

    Thanks for coming by my blog! I'm so excited to meet new bloggers and I'm glad you liked my bracelets :D I was thinking of doing a giveaway myself so it would be awesome if we could collaborate since you have quite a bit more readership than I do.

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  6. I think those bracelets are gorgeous! You should put them up on Etsy. xx

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  7. It's like the same for me... I am actually a tiny writer, My Mom and Dad say. Tiny because I am a teenager. About 13. I try to write stories and then when I realize they're gonna go to the back of bookshelves, the Word Documents dive into the recycle bin. But then a few weeks ago, I had this wonderful idea (when I couldn't sleep at about 1:30 AM or so) which would suit well for a story line, I couldn't WAIT to switch on my computer. So as I wasn't eventually and obviously going to sleep, I wrote down the "idea" in my sketching book :P So I grow restless If I am restless. :)

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  8. I've done that once or twice. Usually it's after a really vivid dream and I wake up thinking "That would make such an awesome story. Probably a bestseller!" And then I write it down and the next morning I read it and it's the stupidest thing ever! Bahaha

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  9. Your bracelets are awesomely unique. And you make a lovely hand model!

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  10. Your bracelets are lovely, hopefully they will start flying off the shelves soon!

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  11. Thanks Lisa. Here's hoping *finger's crossed!*

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