Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ABOUT HARMONY


This card I am showing here is a beautiful thank you from a wonderful lady I met on the blog, Lesley, of Paperliscious Delicious. Lesley makes the most beautiful cards and paper pieces , just gorgeous, I would call them perfect. As you can see from this one, there are so many details in them, it's amazing, and the more you look the more you see. Lesley bought 2 pieces of jewelry from my etsy store, so when I sent them to her, I sent a small extra pair of earrings because she was so kind, and said such wonderful things about my jewelry. She in turn sent me this card that I just love, and will keep this by me as I work and remind me daily of the things I should be thinking about. Thank you so much Lesley. I am continually astounded at the kindness and generosity of the people I meet here, and Lesley expressed the same sentiments in her note.


The next photos are of a vintage suitcase that I have had for about 1o years, and just discovered what I wanted to do with it! I have to present my jewelry to someone this weekend who is interested in buying it, and didn't really feel that packing up my pieces in baggies (like I usually do to go to a show), presented them in their best light. Actually, my brother's girlfriend suggested this a while back, but it took me while to do it, but I am so glad I did. I think it will also make a really nice display at my show table too. If you are interested, I cut 2 pieces of floral styrofoam to the size and covered the top and sides with a quilt batting, and then a fabric of choice. I hot glued the fabric around the styrofoam, and then hot glued the whole piece to the inside of the suitcase. I arranged the jewelry on the background and held it in place with silver floral pins...easy in and out, and easy to carry.



I feel like I found harmony with this project, this is me, it reflects me and who I am. When presenting my work to the public, I am always faced with the appearance factor, and how it comes across, I think this is very important. I can also say that marketing, selling, and branding is a lot of work. Jewelry making comes easy, the business of it is hard. I also had some cards made up for the earrings, I tried these two images as something new.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


20 comments:

SummersStudio said...

I love the layers in that card. They all work so well together. But I have to say, your suitcase display is just amazing. Very creative and it shows off your work really well. Love the new earing cards too. It is making me think as I've got a show coming up in 3 weeks. You are so right my friend, I do indeed make jewelry on the side. I just don't know what to do with it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

stregata said...

What an absolutely marvellous card!! And I love your suitcase presentation - just fantastic!

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, this reminds me of something I heard from an old college professor many years ago. She kept repeating, "Presentation is all!" over and over. Well, Girl, THIS presentation is BRILLIANT! The suitcase, the "cards" for your earrings - PERFECT reflection of the artist you are! BRAVO! Hugs, Terri xoxo

peacockfairy said...

Love the suitcase display!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Great post! The card is amazing. I love the suitcase display. Thanks for sharing how you did it! Your earring cards are really neat, so unique!

Halle said...

Awesome suitcase display! Vintage, practical and pretty...

The earring cards are a great idea as well.

Judy said...

Sharon, I just love the card...the words and meaning are so beautiful.

Your display is perfect...and your jewelry shows up so nicely. I may have to take your idea and use that for my shows. Boy will your customer be wowed when you walk in with that suitcase and open it up, such a great impression. The earring cards are so cool! You are so talented!

Cindy said...

Sharon, what a sweet customer Lesley is...and her card really is beautiful!
And oh my goodness...your suitcase idea is fabulous! I really like the suitcase itself...it is really the perfect backdrop to show off your work. I love it! I agree the business end is the tricky part...

Esther said...

beautiful sharito!! love all the treasures in the case!! and your earrings !! wow!! beautiful little tags with your bird!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

The card is gorgeous and how brilliantly creative you are to think of the suitcase and those photos for presentation purposes! Perfect and I'm with you; it's all about the presentation and your beautiful creations!

Lesley said...

Hi Sharon,
Thank you for your kind words. It was your generosity which prompted me to send the card to you. I'm glad you like it.
Your suitcase looks amazing and as you say 'presentation is everything!'
I'd say you'll make an excellent and professional first impression.
Your jewellery looks amazing presented in that way.
Lesley x

Createology said...

Beautiful card. Your vintage suitcase jewelry display is fantastic! Kudos on great job done. Your jewelry is amazing and so is your display of your pieces. Love your new earring cards. I have always used recycled greeting cards for brooches and earrings. Happy creating...

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Sharon girl! The presentation is totally awesome and you ROCK! I would say I can feel the harmony : )) Truly! Good luck, you have prepared exquisitely! xoxox lenna

Kella said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely presentation ideas. They look wonderful with your pieces.

Christy Laudig said...

The suitcase is an awesome display case. I have a somewhat smaller one that I use to store my rubber stamps in. Decorative AND useful!

Your jewelry is fantastic!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

FANTASTIC presentation Sharon! I think presentation can never be underestimated. I would not be surprised to hear you receive lots of comments about it at your next show.

Marcia Antle said...

First, congrats on being in the magazine. The new cards to hold your earrings are adorable, I love them!!! Isn't it fun to meet blogging friends in person? I am going to a Georgia get-together next weekend to meet some here!
Love-Love-Love your work and glad to see a nice shop is going to buy some. Marcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I love the way you used the images! (they look familiar *winking*) Very clever, very lovely presentation!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Sharon,
Just catching up on all that I missed last week. First of all, congrats on the jewelry sale! Super exciting for you, and you deserve it! Your creations are wonderful, handmade pieces of someone who loves what they do, not massed produced items. Then I love your suitcase, what a wonderful way to display everything.

Also loved your newest necklaces! So many wonderful and thoughtful details! I loved just looking through all your pics!

Have a great spring week!
Kate

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