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 day...you'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!