Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm still here

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. 

We have about about a foot of snow here now so everything looks very pretty. Yes, I'm one of those strange people that likes snow.

My holiday was relaxing, we have a small family so we don't fuss too much around the holidays. 

December is my longest and only bead break of the year, so I have been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to accomplish at Gardanne in the New Year. It has been a pleasure to make beads this past month without any shows around the corner. 

I will be back with a longer post about 2013 plans, but in the meantime I wanted to give you some new listing dates for my etsy shop.

I have decided to list new items in the shop every other Wednesday instead of every week. No worries, the number of new listings a month will not go down in fact, since I will have more time to prepare, I will be listing more new items. I already have 30 pairs of glass beads ready to be photographed for next week.

My promise to my online customers in 2013 is to keep my etsy shop well stocked with plenty of choices. This is not a hobby any more so there will be more structure in my bead life. Fortunately this still does not feel like work.

I will be listing new glass and enamel choices on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month,  I will let you know the dates at the beginning of every month. As soon as a get my act together you will be able to find this information on my blog sidebar, a blog post, and just below my banner in the etsy shop. 

January Gardanne listing dates will be:

Wednesday, January 9th

Wednesday, January 23rd

I sent a coupon code to all of my customers of 2012, I think I got everyone but send me a note via etsy if I missed you, and check your spam folders I used email not etsy mail.

Things to look forward to in 2013 at Gardanne

- Web page???

- 11 bead shows in the Northeast

- Glass workshop with Sara Sally LaGrande

- Weekly shop specials

- Handmade chain 

- Even more glass and enamel choices in the etsy shop

Looking forward to an exciting and successful 2013 for all of us.