Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Surfacing to Breathe...

I've been laying low the past couple of days trying to get everything ready for the BIG SALE! I always forget how much work goes into these online sales. Taking pictures, retaking pictures, editing pictures, uploading, taking measurements, writing descriptions, posting... for HUNDREDS of pieces... it's quite engulfing.

The plan was to launch the BIG SALE tomorrow, but I forgot that I have jury duty. I pray that I don't get selected, because that'd throw an even bigger monkey wrench in everything. It has already displaced the BIG SALE and therefore made it conflict with my birthday get together. I'll have to temporary cancel it and try to reschedule for when I get back from Hawaii. I can't have folks come over in the midst of such chaos... the apartment looks like an antique shop and a bead shop exploded and covered every horizontal surface. I'm determined to have at least a few more get togethers in New York though.

In other news, Heather Trudeau (aka The Peacock Fairy) just posted on her blog about the Charm Club I hosted earlier this year. She even included pictures of pieces that she's working on that include some of the things I sent along. CLICK HERE to check it out.

Honestly, I was hesitant about doing another Charm Club. Life threw a lot of curve balls the last go around, and although it was rewarding to have a set goal of making things... it was also incredibly frustrating trying to make EVERYTHING balance out and still make good work. No one could have foreseen all of the obstacles that popped up unexpectedly. (Thankfully the participants were as patient as saints.) HOWEVER, after seeing what Heather's done with her pieces, I think I might give it another try. It's just a question of timing. One hurdle at a time.

Right now the goal is to launch the BIG SALE this Thursday. I'll be adding things daily or as space allows. The sale will run for two weeks. (Yep, I've got that much stuff!) I'll be posting even while I'm gone at the Soft Flex Company Glass Art & Bead Festival - Honolulu, HI. Shipping will begin AFTER I return.

6 comments:

peacockfairy said...

Thanks for the mention Andrew! I know I'll be having fun for a long time playing with my pretties!

mairedodd said...

good luck getting everything together... and do try to do some t things that you enjoy... looking forward to seeing the fruits of all of your hard work!

SummersStudio said...

Deep cleansing breaths and enjoy your Hawaii trip.

Janet said...

Looking forward to seeing whatcha going to sell! x

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wow...sounds as though you have a great deal on your plate...

Enjoy Hawaii...everything else will still be there when you return!

Cheers

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks everyone. Things are coming along. I'm getting into a rhythm of posting and hope to continue the sale with as much zeal the whole way through. There's so much stuff still not posted yet. So much already to send out! Thanks everyone for your support!