Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Practically Sold Out in MN!

I'm back in WA after a whirlwind week in MN. I had a great time visitng family and friends and eating my way through the week with everyone. And, I sold 90% (out of about 100 items) of the jewelry items I brought with me! I'm overwhelmed, honored and very pleased.

I met with an art gallery owner in Hudson, WI and will be selling my jewelry at Seasons on St. Croix this fall. I also met with the Fairview-University Hospital gift store manager. She purchased 28 items from me for the store and ordered another 30+ items for July delivery. It will be great fun to make new items for the gift shop! Both of these wholesale meetings were due to my sister-in-law's urging and her connections. My sister and a friend invited several friends to see and purchase my work. I also got to stop by one of my favorite MN bead shops, "The Bead Monkey", and pick up some really fun new beads for summer jewelry.

I feel like I got some terrific exposure this past week. I came home with some custom orders that I need to get busy making and then on to making items for the gift shop and the art gallery! My etsy shop will be pretty bare for a few months.

I was also excited to come home to my hubby and see my mail after a week. I had ordered several tools and supplies before I left and they are now all here and ready for me to play with! Finally, I have a really nice disc cutter - yeah! I also now have several fun brass texturing plates and a nice supply of sheet metals to use them on. I can't wait to get back to making new things after a week of visiting and selling!


  1. Congratulations to you - that's fantastic news! Isn't it funny how we sometimes need a push from those close to us to help us on our way. Looking forward to seeing your future designs.
    Kristin :)

  2. congratulations on your successful trip! your jewelry is beautiful and unique.

  3. Hi Sandy!

    Welcome back and congratulations on your successes! Well deserved. It's exciting to hear how well things went and the added bonus of having your work in a gallery and other stores now too. You go girl!

    Happy creating. :)

  4. Congratulations Sandy! That is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy for you!

  5. Thanks to to all of you for your encouragement and support! This is such an exciting time for me. It was really nice while in MN to be able to see people get excited as they perused throught my jewelry.