Sunday, November 14, 2010

A next step

I worked my fingers off last week.  And then forgot to take photos of everything I had made before I went and showed it to a wonderful shop in town. 

You've seen this cuff before, it now lives on the wrist of an amazing woman who is giving me a chance to get my work in front of people.  This is important, I do enjoy the ease of etsy, but it is also frustrating.  It's saturated in awesome, and I haven't yet found how to scratch that surface.  It may come, it may not.  I think that selling into shops and at shows is better for me. It makes me happier to KNOW someone will see what I'm doing.  That they can pick a cuff up, turn it in their hands and know that someone local made it.  I love local things.  I love touching the work of artists I might pass on the street unknowingly.

After a long and good (good) talk with H. discussing the merits of some pieces over others, figuring out pricing; I now have a handful of cuffs waiting for their new owners at Boris + Natasha!! I am so lucky to have a quirky, super stylish place like this in town. I can't find their link right now but if you're ever in the Queen City and need some serious good looks, I can only recommend this shop. 

It is a great validation for me, to have a business owner who I trust and adore not only want to sell my work, but also name the same prices I was a little too shy to claim.  Pricing, as anyone trying to sell anything, is the hardest part of creating most days.  She's owned B +N for at least 10 years, she knows what sells, and at what prices, it was just so great to have someone who isn't a close friend or family member get so excited about what I'm doing!
I am terribly excited about this step.  It feels like my first "big girl step" into the world of making what I love. I feel so good down in my heart about this journey. Creating with leather is incredibly rewarding, and this is just a gold star right on top of a cherry sundae.

Wishing all of you the best Sunday afternoon ever!  I'm off to dye yarn and take photos and roam through my mind and enjoy the day.



  2. Thanks dear! I'm SO SO SOOOO thrilled!