|Is it DECEMBER already?
||[Dec. 11th, 2009|05:22 am]
Rozzie's Jewelry Blog
Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been VERY and I say it in all capitals... VERY wintery (apparently not a real word according to firefox dictionary) already. It only takes one look out the window to know Christmas is almost here. To the local friends who back in September proclaimed on their Facebook status "Can't wait for it to snow!" well I'm sure you are happy now with the two feet worth! I don't mind snow itself, but the inconveniences it makes, particularly on the roads is what I can do without. We had some blizzard like winds last week, enough to make people hibernate!
A friend got into a car accident, (he's ok) hit a wall on the day of the worst weather, and it costs him 3k to fix the damage to his car! almost worth not going into work if something happens, it ends up costing more than your efforts in this crazy weather. Someone also bumped into him yesterday, so he is without a car again, what a headache!
I've been the busiest I've ever been with Jewelry sales and commisions this season! I found my Facebook page has helped incredibly with updating my network with what I do. Not only do people I know think of me more often for gifts or treating themselves, but friends of friends and people I have never met before are checking it out! I am not making a lot though, enough to get by for the month for sure, but I still really need a fulltime job. :( I just hope the new year will bring me some opportunities. I've been looking for something in the field I studied in, Graphic Design, and not many job listings around. Not to mention it's been a challenge to get an interview with so many people looking for the same work in this economy! There are like three job listings related to what I do a month. Luckily I have my jewelry to keep me sane, I work very hard at it.
Something kind of cool I got to work on. I originally ordered these beads from a carersattic on Etsy, loved the colors and various sizes. She told me they were her Grandmother's beads. I ended up creating two bracelets to sell back to carersattic and her mother, truly one of a kind, sentimentally valuable pieces. I had enough beads left for two more simple wire necklaces. It was a pleasure to work with her and to help her make beauty out of the aged vintage beads that she was destashing.