Friday, 26 June 2009

My First Sale!

So sorry to hear of the death of Michael Jackson. My bedroom wall was plastered with posters of him when he was a cute afro-haired teenager, and I was a not so cute greasy-haired teenager. He was the same age as I am, and I read of his death late last night/early morning whilst trying to work my way through the maze that is Paypal and customs forms.

Now why would I be trying to figure out paypal and customs forms... because, wait for it....... I MADE MY FIRST EVER SALE ON ETSY!! WHOOOPPEEE

The custom item query came through at about 11.30, just as I was about to drag my weary bones off to bed. Thankfully I was able to accept it, set about making it (aren't I keen!!) and then sat there none plussed while I tried to work out how to do a transaction through paypal...easy when you know how! I'd paid for stuff with paypal before, but never sold anything, because just in case you missed it first time I MADE MY FIRST EVER SALE ON ETSY!! WHOOOPPEEE

It was also the fist time I'd ever shipped anything to America. Oddly enough the customer who bought from me lives in Los Angeles, where Michael died. So my first order came in late at night, was a custom order and was being shipped internationally... talk about throwing me in the deep end!

So, in years to come, if anyone asks me "can you remember what you were doing when you heard Michael Jackson had died" I will know exactly what I was doing... how could I ever forget!

RIP Michael. xx

Monday, 22 June 2009

I had a lovely surprise this morning; a notification that a pair of my earrings had been included in an Etsy Treasury... the first time I have been honoured with such a privilege! I was over the moon and couldn't wait to take a look... but the site was down for maintenance!!

So to kill time, I walked my dog Bailey (with a spring in my step) and returned home eager to see the treasury. I logged in, clicked on the link... and got an error message saying my user name hadn't been recognised, and advising me to try logging in again. This I tried several times, as I became more and more frustrated. I've never had a problem loading the Treasury before. Why this time, the only time I had an item in a Treasury! Grrrr

So I popped over to Craft Cult to check on my hearts, and none of the pages would load. I felt like the worldwide web and his wife were plotting against me!

But I perservered, and eventually got to see my spot in the treasury. My silver framed red heart earrings... or bleeding heart, as they were called before the SEO fiasco when we were advised to ditch the cute names and replace them with descriptive keywords.

You can see them here: .


Here is my best friend and constant companion Bailey. I adopted him from the local Labrador Rescue when he was 5 years old. He is now 9 and I couldn't imagine my life without him.


Hello and welcome to my blog!

Following the recent opening of my Etsy Jewellery store "Chameleonite" - I figured it would be a good idea to start my own blog.

Here you will find information on designs I am currently working on, details of my most recent listings, and snippets of information about my life.

But this isn't just about me. I will also be featuring the work of other artisans whose talents I particularly admire.

I hope you will enjoy visiting as my blog takes shape and continues to develop. :)