Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Patience! According to wikipedia patience is: the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one's character can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.

There are many who would say that I have the utmost of patience. Those who have seen me work with children for the past 15 years, who would tell you I am magical with those little ones! There are others who would say this when they have seen me create a piece of jewelery. Who have watched me sit there for an entire day, sketching something, sorting out the beads and wire I will use and than piece by piece bring it all together! 

It seems I have a lot of patience when it comes to these things. Things I love to do. Then, there are the things I don't love to do so much. Of which, I feel I have no patience at all! One of which is waiting! I don't care at all for waiting. 

Recently, as many of you have read, I began to sell the jewelry I create. I set up an etsy account, opened shop and have worked on it daily ever since. Yes, I have made three sales! That was very exciting! But, the wait on a daily basis is trying my patience! 

There are a few things I need to get better at with my shop. I have read up on many tactics in blogs and etsy as to how to list items. Changed things here and there. I have read the SEO, for the second time yesterday. My patience is thin with SEO. I don't understand it! I have little idea on how to title each piece so that it gets the most hits. I'm sure if I keep trying, yes, I will get there. But, grrrrrrrr, today would be good! LOL 

I was thinking last night while reading SEO that it would be so nice if my fairy godmother would come down and magically thump me on the head and I would then be a genius on SEO! That, while I read, I would just magically "get" it! Or, maybe, that someone would just do it for me! :D

I am an artist. I love sitting in front of my palate of beads working combinations. I love taking my wire into my hands, bending and manipulating it to form shapes and objects. I Love putting all these things together and coming up with something beautiful for one to wear with that special dress or shirt or just because! 

I love watching someone wear something I have created and hearing them say " Yes, that is just what I wanted!" 
I Love seeing their faces light up when they take their first look! " You did this!" 
I Love walking down the street and being stopped by perfect strangers and asked " Where did you get that Necklace!" 
But, I fear I may not have the " patience" to learn the SEO that will sell it!


  1. I am right there with you! I would love to just create and not have to worry about SEO and listing and photos and all the other "business" things that go into an Etsy shop. I just want to create :)
    Congrats on your sales!

  2. Thank you so much! I keep on laughing despite my frustration! Friends and family keep telling me that I have come a long way in just two short months! When I step back from it all and take a look they are right. Practicing my patience! LOL :D

  3. Oh how I feel your pain! I have done all the above and more, seemed to me that all I achieved in one day was to take a couple of usable pictures, then you list and wonder when the sales will come in. I look back on some of my first pictures and cringe. I discovered macro and well things got better. As for SEO I don't really have a clue either despite reading several times and I think I really just choose to ignore it, may be a mistake on my part. Anyway I just wanted to say congratulations on your first sales and wish you many more.