The mystery of the bag full of silver, gold and beautiful jewelry is solved. The friend that gave it to me was passing on items that had belonged to her daughter, who died in an accident this summer. I wondered if that might be the case, but it didn't seem like the kind of items that her daughter would have liked. I thinking they may have been things that she had been gifted with, and didn't necessarily wear, and that's why so many of the pieces - including the one that I made - still looked so brand new. I still haven't actually spoken with my friend (she's on an extended vacation in Mexico), but plan to do something nice for her in return. I know how much she misses her daughter, and want to try and honor that somehow...
I finally finished "A Tribute to Michigan - Sunsets, Shorelines, and Copper Mines".
Love how it turned out, and wish I could have had this piece for the art gallery. Oh well. There's always 2013....I think I'm going to post a photo of this piece to the Pure Michigan Facebook site - just to see what they say about it. It would be nice to have them post it and have it go viral, wouldn't it?!
I could also put it on Etsy, but honestly - I am thinking that Etsy is a waste of time again. Just not getting the hits, the views, or the sales. I've asked for opinions, and had people provide me with tips, tricks, strategies - everything short of a miracle. Nothing seems to be working. Hooray for you if you are managing to sell things on a regular basis on Etsy - cuz I'm sure not. Ack.
So many things to do - I can't believe how little time I seem to have to get things done, for a person without an actual 9-5 JOB - there just aren't enough hours in my day even now. Of course - not everyone insists on having a block of time to play everyday like I do. It's a must. And what keeps me sane....
Hope you're finding time to play for your sanity this holiday season.