Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The package of samples should actually arrive at the Philadelphia ANTHROPOLOGIE office today. I re-wrote the cover letter four times and re-packed the box five times. (The box was free from the lady at the post office who wanted to make sure I had just the right box. A great reminder of why is nice to live in a small town :-)

Although I'll be waiting to hear from them, it will be a very active kind of waiting while I wrestle with the camera over the next couple of days. I decided to hire out and have a tech savvy young person work on my website and straighten up the blog. I need to get the photos together though and one thing I know I'm really lacking in is model shots.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I have a problem

So. Anthropologie has now requested samples. After the initial inquiry in early July I was beginning to think I had fallen off the radar.
I rattled off all my fears to my husband over the weekend  "I'm going to have a crazy, busy week! What if they don't like them? What if they DO like them?! What if…? What if…?" I continued in this vein for several minutes.
When I took a breath my husband calmly said, "Honey, anthropologie wants to see some of your work. That's a very nice "problem" to have, don't you think?"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I'm board

No, not bored. I mean board. I'm working on bead boards these days which I don't always do. I often just work on a bead mat but I like that I can pick the boards up and move them around when I have a lot going on on my main work table like this time of year. (I never really get bored actually. I get tired, I get cranky, but there doesn't seem to be time to get bored.)

These are some of my latest Instagram photos. I'm really liking the, well, "instantness" of it and post a lot of work in progress there. Its a great way to get feedback from peers and customers before pieces are even completed. You can follow me @gwilliamson.

Don't forget the to use the coupon FREE4YOU for free shipping on any purchases in my Etsy shop through Nov. 8.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Free Shipping

I made some real progress at the end of last week and a lot of pairs of earrings got their wires completed and a couple necklaces are just waiting to be photographed. Ah...satisfying!

Make some progress on your Christmas shopping (or jewelry collecting ;-) with FREE SHIPPING from my Etsy shop, just use the code FREE4YOU when checking out. There is no minimum order and the coupon is good until the end of the week, November 8.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'll be busy filling the shop over the next two weeks as we head into the big gift buying season of the year. If you're interested in a custom piece, last day for custom orders for 2014 will be November 15 and my Etsy shop will close for Christmas December 18 - 26.

A new variation in my Framed Shapes.

New Convertible earrings - each component is two sided. 
Half Moon posts

Half Moon drops…inspired by my recent museum trip.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The post in which I try not to be too whiny

A month and half is certainly a long time to have neglected a blog, even for me.

I don't think everyone needs to homeschool their children - I am not a homeschool die hard with no regard for public education. I just think that if one decides to homeschool, they should really give it their all. It is people's education on the line!

And so that is where I've been lately, submerged in Algebra II and astronomy and ancient history and creating schedules and "mom, the page is missing from this book you just paid $75 for" and so on...

We got out for a much needed field trip to The Walter's Museum last week. 
It might be a little unpopular these days to admit that I sacrifice my work for my kids but thats whats been going on here lately. At the same time I don't want to sound like some kind of haughty, homeschooling martyr because often it brings me to tears actually, the wanting to be in the studio instead of reviewing grammar exercises…and then the guilt for wanting to be in the studio instead of reviewing grammar exercises. But I think we've rounded a corner in regard to scheduling,  for his year anyway, as I hone my time management skills.

(Detail of The Winged Genuis)

Thanks for listening. The whining if now officially OVER!

Remember that when time gets tight for me, you can still find quick posts on Facebook, inspiration on Pinterest and most recently I've really started to enjoy Instagram (@gwilliamson) where I post images of life and field trips and work progress.

I have some work going into the Etsy shop this week including mini dot earrings. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014