Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ta Da - My First Venture Into a Brick & Mortar Store

Yesterday was so much beaded fun! If you read my previous post, I shared news about a new avenue of business I'm going to try out.  I have to thank my MIL because she's been so supportive and has the BEST mouth in all of WI for talking up my creations.  The first pieces of me that are going in a retail store are beaded eye glass chains.  She was sick of the cheap ugly ones she got at the drugstore, so she had me make a custom one for her... then another for a special outfit... then another because it's getting to be spring and we need to be coordinated. 

After talking it up to all of her girlfriends and the gals at her salon, the salon would like to set up a display of my beaded eyeglass chains to sell.  So yesterday I started with some new creations.  And because I believe in being coordinated and I think many of the customers that are getting their hair and nails done every other week are too... I also created a matching set of earrings!  There's a diva in each of us somewhere... even if it's just a little bit.  So celebrate the diva and wear your bling with pride! 

Here's to a first step... it's funny, when I knew what I was making, everything came together so easily.  Rather than sitting with a blank table waiting for inspiration to whack me upside the head.  (Although sometimes that's a welcome message too!) :)  Some days are super creative, others are super productive... and on occasion you'll get both.  That's a gift!

Make it a TERRIFIC week!


jdavissquared said...

that's so exciting! congrats!

Cyndi L said...

Good for you, Dawn!! I hope it turns out to be profitable and FUN too :-)

Dawn Doucette said...

Thank you both so much! I'm excited, have a few butterflies, but am definitely hopeful about sharing my love of artisan crafted with others.

I'm sure you've both experienced that when people can see your work in person, it's even better than in the pictures. So while I continue to strive for better photography skills, it just might be the perfect balance for my business!

I appreciate you both stopping by! Make it a TERRIFIC week!


Julianna Cannon said...

Those are supah adorable with matching earrings...fantabulous idea, girly! Congrats on the new venture and best wishes.

Julianna Cannon said...

PS. Love your blog!

Dawn Doucette said...

Thanks for skipping on over to my neighborhood. :) Next time I'll break out the cookies and coffee. LOL

I love your blog too darlin! Look forward to it every time I log in!

Have a terrific day!


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