I'm sure you all loved that pile of artwork I just dumped into my gallery!
The first of many-to-come Custom Order Dresses is now available!!
Order your very own right now: www.etsy.com/listing/186442570…
Because these are so hands-on with customers I really won't be able to list more than one or two Custom Listings at a time. It's also tying my hands quite a bit since I need to keep the stock for the colors I listed on hand.
I'm suddenly feeling very strapped for cash, haha...
I'll be able to handle this without issue (like if someone needs me to order beads for a custom color) but I won't be able to, say, list all ten for customization. This would put me in too much risk if suddenly all ten sold and I didn't have any stock.
I know it's probabbbbbably bad PR, but if I hold this in much longer it's going to make me pop. I'm getting really stressed out as time goes on with this self-employed artist dream. My grandmother has absolutely no confidence in my ability for it; every time I see her she's offering me other jobs (which in of itself is good... right?) and telling me there is no future in selling products, only in selling services. Mom, as supportive as she's being, has a sort of permanent polite smile when I show her my work lately.
As far as online presence goes, you -- as my watchers, followers, friends, supporters -- are amazing for my confidence. You really make me feel like I'm spending my time correctly, and all the compliments I get put smiles on my face until it hurts. I really can't express how deep my "thank you" replies really are without it getting creepy soul-searchy. That said, I am just not making sales. And, yeah, it's my first year; yeah, it's only mid-April; yeah, I'm doing the best I can. But if it goes like this? Three and a half months with one sale? I can't live on that. And I'll eventually (sooner than later) have to stop doing this full time and get a real, every day job. This is good for me - routine, regular income, being outside my own home... it also means back to the maybe-one-art-piece-a-month time frame. It means giving up what I've wanted to do since forever. And that just sucks.Need To Post
> Contribution to Magical525
's WIP Project fav.me/d78szkf
> Selective Wedding PhotosStuff I'm Actually Working On Currently
> Kerria bead dress (fav.me/d73vh03)
; deadline extended May 25th. (19 hours)
> Dressmaker's Daughter (Long-Term, 64 hours)The Backburner
> Alternate Wedding Panel customization, to make me happier...
> Umbrellas / Parasols
> Awesome beaded cake kit by Katie DeanUpcoming Projects
> Thor collab between me and GraniteFire
(Me: Lazy; GF: busy)
> Pastel Dress (I don't have beads yet. I just really want to.)
> Dress designed by GraniteFire
(unposted) into bead form
> Cross-Stitch Pattern based on GraniteFire
original art (unposted) - WinePinky My Catalog
Black & White Cat + Basket & Quilt 2nd in set
Siamese Cat + Basket & Quilt 3rd in set
Butterfly Purple Flowers
Big Cats (White Tiger, Tiger, Panther)
In The Garden
This Kitchen Seasoned With Love
Calico Kitty Pumpkin
Egyptian Anubis Moon
Tribal Gothic Butterfly
Santa With Present + Floss Gloss
Birds In Christmas Tree + Floss Gloss
Fade from Black to White Cats
Bird House Feasting Frenzy
Free Flight - Nature Lady with Butterflies
Butterfly On Lavender - Whisper
Butterflies and Bamboo
Mirabilia Dressmaker's Daughter
Dark Fae: Endurance
Dark Fae: Discovery
Dark Fae: Requiem
Dark Fae: Torn
Dark Fae: Forest Fairy
Dark Fae: The Heir
Dark Fae: A Bad Day
Dark Fae: Fate Searcher
Dark Fae: They'll Never Find Me
Leaves Pillow Case Printed Cross-Stitch
Wine Friends Printed Cross-Stitch
"Dolphins And Music Notes" Light Switch Cover Melted Beads
Hummingbird Pink Flowers Embroidery
Roses And Lace Embroidery
Large Vases With Flowers Embroidery