Well it's that time a year again and I'm running around getting everything prepared for my Christmas shows. It's always busier than I think it's going to be.
During this time of year, I’m always harder on myself to make everything just a little more perfect and a little more beautiful than anything I’ve ever made. Unfortunately, that can actually be quite stressful.
One of the struggles of being an entrepreneur is taking care of yourself. It’s taken me a couple of years to master, but it’s easy to slip back into putting the business before myself all the time. Just like those of you who have small children - remember to take care of yourself. Just like on the airplane when the oxygen mask drops we must put on our first, otherwise we’ll be no use to our children/businesses.
For example, one afternoon after having worked in the studio for about 7 hours without any breaks, I came in my house and my couch looked rather inviting. I ended up laying down and woke up one hour later from a wonderful nap - recharged and ready to get back to work. It’s important to listen to what your body needs.
It’s crazy to think that I’m already onto the second weekend of Christmas shows! This weekend I’ll be at the Calico Christmas Fair - I hope you’ll pop down and say hello! I have two solid months of shows ahead of me (check out my events page for the list!) and six straight months of shows behind me. There was one month in between to make stock for my Christmas season, so you can imagine how many long naps on the couch I’ve had. They really do a girl good.
I'm really excited to be sharing with you all my new brass and silver line with a touch of pearl. I've really stepped it up on my handblown glass teardrops, too. I’ve started created other handblown glass pieces, like my new love triangle necklaces. They are made up of two or three glass triangles that are hot fused together like chain links.
Trust me, they’re really awesome.
Come and visit me at any of my shows this season most of them are right here in Victoria and in Cowichan Valley. I'm also doing a show in Abbotsford that I love called the West Coast Christmas show. Not to mention the new shops that are carrying F L U X & S T O N E jewelry! Check out if there is a place near you!
Last but not least - my Etsy shop is fully up and running! I’ve put a bunch of one of a kind pieces in there for you to send to your friends and family so they get you the exact piece that you like! I’ll be running a promotion to get 15% off, just come and see me at one of the shows for more info!