JAC Blog Carnival – Plans for the year

Each month, some of the members of the Jewelry Artisans Community post on the same topic. This month we’re talking about our plans for the year.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve been watching Kate McKinnon put together her book entitled Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. It’s been an exciting process as Kate shared teaser pictures and wrote about her aha! moments, struggles and decisions, along with tidbits about her collaborators. The book has been arriving all over the world for the last week (I got mine last Thursday), and it has inspired me to revisit the world of off-loom weaving.

I am not going to try to describe the book. I encourage you to take a look at its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ContemporaryGeometricBeadwork.

As part of the process, Kate sold kits to go along with the projects in the books. I determined to purchase all of them, and here is a picture of much of the resulting loot:
2 Everything

Between the kits and the book swag, as Kate calls it, I have everything I need to start working up geometric shapes, and I’m looking forward to it.

For the rest, I will be working on setting up my jewelry business on line. The store I used to sell through closed, and I like the idea of having more control over the business. As part of that process, I’m looking at everything from developing new lines, to coming up with a logo and marketing materials. I have a few personal things to take care of that I hope will be done by the end of April, and then it’s full speed ahead.

Read what other members have to say:





2 Responses to JAC Blog Carnival – Plans for the year

  1. Dawn says:

    That is some serious loot you have there!

    I’m looking forward to seeing the designs you create after being inspired by Kate’s book and I think you have set some really good and realistic goals for this year.


  2. Cat says:

    What a haul! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with that stash.
    Have fun and good luck with your goals and plans!


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