This is me, Auggie Parker. I am a proud member of the eSmarts street team. Visit my personal Blog for links to various jewerly tutorials. I also have my own Etsy store and have just recently started adding items. I hope you will stop by and take a look.
I have been thinking all week about what I would write, and have gone back and forth on a few different subjects. My decision was our economy here in the U.S. and how it is effecting the sales of non-essential items. I realize this does not apply to everyone but even in our home we are really cutting back where we can. The cost of oil effects more than just the gas tank, which is outrageous! Almost every industry is being effected and the cost is being passed on to all of us in numerous ways. I make candles as well as jewelry and the wax I use comes from petroleum. The cost is so high right now that if it does not come down by fall I won’t be making candles this year. Hopefully Oil prices will start coming down and all will be well again.
But, right now how does this effect us; the artists, crafters and suppliers and more importantly, how does it effect our customers? Personally I have cut back on supplies unless it is a deal too great to pass up. I am looking at all of my inventory and seeing everything in a new light. I am searching my creative mind to think outside the box. I hope the result will be some exciting, innovative ideas. Also, instead of only designing higher end items which for my area is $100+, I am designing in several price ranges. Hopefully this will still attract my clients and grab the attention of some new ones.
As a consumer, who loves to give gifts to friends and family “just because”, I am staying close to home and hand making more gifts than I usually do. I would like to think my receivers will appreciate the time and thought put into these gifts. I also think that many of you may be thinking the same way and will be looking for supplies to make these special gifts.
If you take a look at my team members sites you will find exactly what you are looking for and at the price range you have in mind. We have so many talented and diverse members that there is sure to be a treasure with your name on it!
Take care, Auggie Queen-Parker