Friday, February 8, 2013

Taking the Plunge with Sj Designs Jewelry

Hello, and welcome to my blog which is a showcase for my little handmade jewelry company, Sj Designs, and my various creative exploits.  I also plan to share other fun and creative things that I stumble upon along the way.  There is a whole wonderful world of color and design out there and I want to be a part of it!

I started making jewelry in 2008 and it's hard to believe that I've been doing it for that long.  For the life of me, I can't even remember what made me sign up for that first class but I'm so glad that I did!  Even though my husband initially thought that I was just collecting beads, my hobby soon took off and I was stringing necklaces and making earrings for myself, family and friends.  Over the years I have expanded the skills and techniques in my arsenal and keep finding new things that I want to learn.

A few years ago, I began dipping my toes into sales through my neighbor's local shop (a big thank you and a shout out to Becky and The Stash of Waconia).  This was an easy and safe way to start selling my creations.  I started wanting to do more so my next big step was a holiday open house sale in December of 2012.  Thanks to all of you who came out to support me that're part of the reason I am where I am today.

Now after all of these baby steps, 2013 is the year that I really take the plunge and make Sj Designs a "real" business.  My New Year's resolutions were almost entirely related to growing my business and I'm happy to say that I'm already well on my way to achieving many of my goals.

I didn't think that I would ever have a blog... What would I say?  Would anyone be interested?  But here I am taking that step.  It is so wonderful to have a creative outlet and having a blog is one more way to put myself out there.  This is an exciting and slightly scary time for me...and I welcome you along for the ride!


  1. Yay! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful jewelry and especially to hearing what's on your mind!

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  3. That's my wife! Getting all "official" about things. Now we can have dueling Blogs!

  4. Super thrilled for you & adding you to my "reader"! "Sometimes your only available mode of transportation is a leap of faith." Margaret Shepard