Friday, March 19, 2010

Future of Lush Boutique

I'm writing this blog post so you all will hold me to it. And so you will give me advice. I need advice.

A few months ago, my husband let me quit my job to start my jewelry business. I sell on Etsy. On Etsy, I can hide behind my pretty pictures and cute descriptions, and I don't really have to go out there and actively sell my products to customers. My biggest hurdles in this business have been complacency and fear – I’m too scared not “ready” yet to sell wholesale, or “business on Etsy will pick up soon, there’s not too much I can do about it.”

Now, my husband has been accepted to business school and we are moving from Sacramento to Boston in six short weeks. I’ve been struggling with the fact that I will be the only one with an income, and I will have some huge decisions to make regarding my employment and my business. My Etsy shop is definitely not providing a decent income right now, as much as I hate to say it.

I've decided this morning that for the next six weeks, I’m going to work like HELL to get those wholesale contracts, get my jewelry into shops, and get my name out there. It’s make it or break it time!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Triple Threat

The fabulous Diane tweeted me the other day saying she loved my jewelry and wanted me to design a custom necklace for her. She wanted a three-tiered necklace with three different charms. She wanted it to be elegant, simple, and easy to wear.

Isn't it fabulous? I absolutely fell in love with her idea of what she wanted. I love simple - yet stunning -necklaces.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So I just discovered EBATES today.


Basically, you get a cash rebate when you shop online. You just sign into ebates, search for the store you want to shop at, and ebates redirects you to that site.. and then a month later they mail you a check for a percentage of what you spent.

AND these aren't crappy little stores that no one has ever heard of. iTunes, Apple, Nordstrom, Overstock, eBay, Delta, Hotwire. There are thousands... and I've been missing out on serious cash. Oh well.. guess better late than never, right?

Sign up here and we both get $5: