Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring is in the air...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I gathered these green pendant photos to celebrate the holiday and remind me of the new life and rejuvenation this season brings. I realized that many of my designs are nature oriented. So much inspiration comes from the beauty that surrounds me. I can't get enough trees, leaves and flowers.

I'm also so relieved this time of year when the snow melts, the air warms, and little green bulbs start poking up out of the once frozen ground. I love spring! I always feel like I am waking up after a long winter hibernation. And now it's time to wake up my jewelry too. I have slowed down my production since the holidays, but am gearing myself up to pull out my glass, heat up my soldering iron and fire up my kiln.

And don't forget, all of my glass jewelry is 25% OFF at

Friday, March 13, 2009

Where do you find inspiration...

...when you're not feeling very inspired?

If I were a writer, I would say I have "writer's block". But I am an artist, so do I have "artist's block"? Sounds about right. It just seems like lately I haven't been in the mood to create anything new. Maybe I pushed myself too hard during the holidays and now I just need a break? Or maybe I feel discouraged by the decrease in sales? I can't blame the economy, because that is what everyone is doing right now. I'd like to believe that there are still people spending money out there. Or maybe I have PMS! Either way, I just haven't been feeling inspired lately. I'm sure you've all been there before. So I'm looking for some advice on how to get through slow times. If anyone out there has been through this before, please feel free to comment...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Becky Sharp Designs Facebook Page

I created a Facebook page for Becky Sharp Designs a couple months ago. I am in the process of figuring out how to use it as a promotional tool. I already have several fans (mostly Facebook friends), but am looking forward to drawing in new people who could potentially be future customers.

And for any of you who are familiar with Facebook, they have revamped the pages to look just like profiles. It is a much more consistent and less confusing look. They also offer advertising for businesses. I've looked into it, but can't figure out exactly how much it would cost me. It's based on number of clicks, or number of times it appears on someone's screen, or something like that. But I believe they won't let you spend less than a $1/day for a basic ad. That comes out to a minimum of $30/month, which I don't think I'm ready to spend quite yet...maybe someday. I've gone ahead and added the link along the sidebar of my blog.

I will use my Facebook page to post photos of new products, as well as update fans about sales, etc. Also, fans can take pictures wearing their jewelry and upload it to the page. They can also write reviews. So please come be a fan of my new Facebook page!