I have to admit this dream of being self employed has mostly been more of a fantasy. For the majority of my time working on etsy & trying to sell things has discouraged me. But I stuck through it for some reason that I'll never understand and finally feel like I'm getting somewhere. Honestly, I didn't stick through it because I knew I could get somewhere. I stuck through it because, why not...it was fun.
But now that I've sort of seen my sales grow & now that I kinda see that I am making sales, I want to keep going. I would eventually like to add a whole slew of pottery to the shop & just haven't had time to. Taking a class & making pottery is different that being able to sit down & make when ever you want. If I could do that, I'd be at the wheel every single day. It is so hard knowing that I have a kiln & wheel waiting for me when I move & it kills me every day not be able to go into a studio & make.
But I feel like things are falling into place for me. I feel like I may finally be making something for my self or of myself even. I am finally seeing results. I know it is hard. I know you have to work.
So long story short I just wanted to share with you some lovely jewelry I have for summer in the Five Sixteenths Shop:
(perfect for layering!)
Each item has been carefully designed & is totally unique! I only make one of a kind pieces. You can be assured that there will not be another person with your same necklace, bracelet, etc.
I love being able to make & share. I am so thankful that I live in an age where it's possible to connect with so many people. I value that more than I value any sales I could ever make!! Connecting with others & sharing experiences makes me feel like I am a part of something!
Have you ever struggled? What did you do to make it?