engarian (engarian) wrote,
engarian
engarian

 Well, our holiday season is starting out slow. Last Sunday was quite busy, but this Sunday was slow. My sales goals for the day weren't reached, but I did bring some beadwork with me to work on and I got a lot done with that. I usually would never work on personal things at the shop, but Sundays are a day out of schedule and I don't have a problem playing with beads or other images if I want, as long as I'm back to work on Monday getting things accomplished. If you end up with one of these in your holiday gift box - sorry for the spoiler.

Holiday Star Pendant
It is more vibrant in person, but it did
turn out quite pretty. I'll continue working on
more of these.

I was trying to complete a Holiday Star pendant. This project, printed in the latest issue of Bead & Button Magazine, intrigued me. I rarely do other people's projects, but I liked the look of it and was hoping that it might make a nice holiday gift for some of my friends. It is neither as easy or fast as the magazine text promised, but I did succeed and it is quite pretty. It takes about eight hours to make one from start to finish, so I won't be making this for many people. There are a few, however, who probably do deserve something pretty and sparkling for their Solstice gifts.

Now I have to get working on my E-newsletter for the shop. We are going to be running some very substantial sales for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday next week, and I have to have the copy pounded out and proofread by the end of the week. <sigh> I really have to get into the holiday groove, and I'm just not focused.....
Tags: gifts, holidays, stormcloud trading, stress
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