I've added a new product to my business!
Or at least I will soon.
Last week I got a request from a fellow employee for a custom lanyard for her ID badge. She had purchased one from a store awhile back, but it was dark colors and she wanted something lighter for summer. I designed one with little silver glass beads, freshwater pearls, and silver-plated filigree beads, it came out even better than I'd hoped! But of course I am a dope and didn't take a picture before I gave it to her, so I can't show you want it looked like.
I bring some of my inventory into my day job periodically so folks can look through it and purchase pieces or order custom jewelry (I often get requests for a design similar to what I've already made, but with a different type of bead or metal), so from now on I plan on including lanyards in the mix.
I also need to get my butt in gear on recycling some jewelry. Since I started my business, a few people have donated old and/or broken jewelry so I can use the parts for new jewelry. I haven't gotten around to doing anything with the pieces yet, but I hope to soon.
Sorry for the lack of pictures, but hopefully in the near future I'll have photos of lanyards and some new old jewelry to share. ;-)
In the meantime, I'll share a website I just learned about: craftMBA.com
I just came across it a couple of hours ago, and I've already subscribed. Lots of great advice, I can't wait to read more!