I never planned to make jewellery or to sell my creations online. I never planned to devote hours of my time to creating beautiful packaging, learning how to market on Facebook, putting together newsletters, running workshops, selling at craft fairs and setting up a craft group. My plan has always been to keep on learning, to never pass up an opportunity to do new things, and to challenge myself to do things that could possibly fail, despite the nagging and consistent fear.
I’m not going to pretend that I know everything- I do most of these things by halves, stumbling upon new challenges on the way, getting distracted by new opportunities and chasing new ideas. And I’m not saying that all the things I try are a success, they’re definitely not! I haven’t got it all in the bag, I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time, and the idea of this blog is NOT to market my jewellery to you and present a perfect, polished view of running a creative business. That’s what my website is for.
What is the idea then? To explain that, I suppose I need to update you on the story so far.
Time for bed now though, so I’ll start tomorrow…