Monday, 27 February 2012

What A Week!

I hardly know where to start to tell you about my week!  Probably the beginning..

Well, it started with the Beach Hut Beads.  When I finished making the first one, I thought I had made something good, but I was amazed at the response.  The first four sold within 20 minutes of me listing them on Etsy and my Flickr photo was given so much love and loads of comments.  Then more sales followed and more comments...I was just blown away!  I was dancing around the living room with a very silly grin plastered on my face.  It is just the best feeling in the world when something that you have designed and made is greeted with such enthusiasm.

Tuesday and Wednesday had some more orders and I was busy, busy making more little beach huts and trying to stop smiling!

Then Thursday morning arrived and at about 11.00 I received a FB message from the lovely and talented Chris of Chris Pellow Designs to say that I was on Polymer Clay Daily!  Can you imagine the excitement?

Cloud 9 Here I Come!
It just doesn't get any better than this!  A huge thank you to everyone who messaged me, commented on PCD, Facebooked me, and left comments on Flickr.  I am overwhelmed and hugely thankful.

I have had so much traffic through this feature and have had comments from lots of new people.  It goes to show how small the world really is.  Here in my little corner of the UK I have suddenly been "meeting" people from all over the world.  Amazing!

Anyway, having finally calmed down a little, it was nose to the grindstone and time to get on with filling orders, posting them out and to make some new beads.

Lesley from Thea Jewellery asked me if I could make some Seagulls to go with the Beach Hut Beads, and she wasn't the only one!  So after a few hours of squishing and muttering (things were seriously not going right with the beaks!) I came up with these:
A Flock of Seagulls!
There are in the Etsy Shop now if you would like a closer look!

I also made the first couple of beads in a new series called Gold Leaf:
Gold Leaf in Teal Big Bead
Gold Leaf in Teal Accent Beads
I am planning on making these in lots of different colours and already have some pink ones in the Etsy Shop.  If you have a colour preference that you would like to see in these new beads, then just let me know! I said, What a Week!

I have had some lovely messages from a few people who have sent me photos of what they made with beads that they have got from me recently....just wait until you see the photos, so much talent and such beautiful designs!  I will be posting again later this week with those so keep an eye out!

It will be Katie's 16th Birthday on Friday,  I can hardly believe that my little girl will be 16!  That will be a whole other blog post as well - expect balloons, streamers and cupcakes!!!

And lastly.................just Thank You..........every one of you..........for making this an amazing and wonderful week. 

Hope your week is wonderful too.