Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gem Story from Juliettesjems

What a great story I learned about from other fellow etsy seller. Read all about it......



True story! I have spent my life in service to others. In 1981, as my 4 children were beginning to fly the nest I became a special needs, single foster mom. Thirteen years and 60 children later(1994), when I retired from foster care, I was age 50, had adopted nine children and was starting my third year of college. Whew! I graduated in 1996. (late bloomer) I sewed nearly every day of my life for 30+ years, but shortly after my 8 daughters all flew the nest there were no more prom or wedding gowns to make, and I found JEWELRY! It all started in a craft store when I followed a lady around the store trying to find out where she got her beautiful earrings - and she told me she made them. "Well, surely I can do that!"I practiced on friends and family for three years, and when I had so much jewelry it was obscene, I wasn't ready to stop creating. Then I found GEMSTONES and I was a goner. I have to work several more years because I haven't built up enough retirement to live much better than a bag lady, so I am the director of our local Boys & Girls Club (Hmmm, imagine that). I've been selling locally and by word of mouth for about three years now., and teaching classes for children at the Club, ages 9 to 13. They are amazing. I signed up on Etsy, but chickened out. Finally, in January I worked up my nerve and listed some items. Lots of lookers, no sales yet. I do get wonderful responses from people, which is very encouraging, so I study "promotion" and spend time in the forums. I'm learning a great deal from the generous souls on Etsy. My most amazing sale? I was in a craft store looking for a toggle clasp and a woman bought the gemstone necklace I was making - for $95. I went to your blog and I think it's great - quite lovely and original. So nice to meet you, Beckymae. One of my daughters is named Becky.Kindest regards, Juliette
Be sure to checkout her shop on etsy.

6 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great blog!!!
Here is mine...
www.azureislandsdesigns.blogspot.com

able mabel said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. Looks great so far!

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Great start to your blog, and what a lovely topic to write about--as in, other peoples' stories! Nicely done.

Livy said...

Welcome to blogging!

XUE said...

Hi Becky, What a touching story, an inspiration to us! Thank you for this post. -xue

WOW Beckymae said...

Thanks all, if you are interested in sharing your story please let me know. I would love to share it.