Aiming For 100 Listings

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, my local Etsy Team has challenged its members to reach 100 listings on Etsy by today.  I took up the challenge and am proud to say that I have reached the goal!  Here are a few of the new items you’ll find in my shop.

Bird Song Necklace

Bird Song Necklace

Butterscotch Bracelet

Butterscotch Bracelet

Turning Leaf Earrings

Turning Leaf Earrings

Turquoise Owl Bracelet

Turquoise Owl Bracelet

Woodland Wanderings Bracelet

Woodland Wanderings Bracelet

By the way, did you notice my new blog template?  Clean and modern.  What do you think?

I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

-Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry

Five Resolutions For The New Year

5 Goals for a Bead-utiful New Year

Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish in the next year.  I’m posting these goals in my studio, to help keep me on-track.

Setting and reaching goals

  1. Build up to 100 items in my shop, (I’m half-way there).  That seems to be the magic number for people to start finding you in a Google search.
  2. Blog 2-3 times a week.  Aim for three.
  3. Increase the speed/efficiency of photographing and posting new jewelry online.  I’m very slow at editing pictures, writing the item descriptions etc.  This eats huge hunks of time.
  4. Submit one of my jewelry designs to a beading magazine.
  5. Work on de-cluttering my studio, (&  my house, life etc. sigh…).

Wishing you and your loved ones an incredible, amazing, and wondrous 2011!

What goals have you set for yourself?  Do you think you’ll be able to make them happen?

Monday Meanderings: Birthday Dreams and Goals For The Next Year

Newborn Linda, with Necklace

Newborn Linda, with Necklace

 

 Baby Jewelry 

 Yup, that’s me, 50-some years ago.  Wasn’t I adorable?  Please note that even though it was only my first-day debut, I was already wearing a necklace!  The design work and originality leave something to be desired.  All the other newborns had the same ones, but with different names on them.  However, that just shows that my artistic sensibilities have matured over the years, with my passion for jewelry having been instilled at a very young age!  

It’s My Birthday! 

My birthday is this week and that’s got me thinking about what my dreams and wishes are for the upcoming year.  I will feel I’m moving in the right direction, if I can accomplish most of the items on this list.  

  • Develop my web shop by keeping the inventory fresh, and increasing the traffic to my shop.
  • Blog at least 3 times a week and offer entertaining, informative and inspiring content for my readers.  Your comments will help me know if I’m on track or not.
  • Develop meaningful connections with other bloggers and artists.
  • Submit a design to a jewelry magazine, (There, I said it out-loud.  Now I can’t let fear hold me back.  You can encourage me and hold me accountable for doing this!)
  • Read more for pleasure.
  • Lose weight.  Oh yah, that, again!
  • Spend more time with friends and family.
  • Develop my photography skills.

I’m going to look back a year from now and see how I’m doing.   

The first picture in today’s post is of me, as a baby.  I’m going to conclude with another baby picture:  that of my grandson; the next generation!   

Don’t forget to comment on this post so your name can be entered in the free earring give away.  See yesterday’s post for all the details.   

My grandson and I

My grandson and I, May 2010