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Hey guys,

so I have been away for a while.

I got into a non-creative period, and for some reason couldn’t get unstuck. My “excuse” was not being able to buy more supplies.

Of course, if I was truly inspired I could have instead used what I had left and tried to figure something creative out. I decided to keep making jewelry, but do more of my other crafting ventures- my clip art and digital paper store, drawing etc. Everything was going, just slower than usual, while I tortured myself over why I don’t make enough money and how to change that. The moment I finally used the last amount I had on supplies, I thought things would change. I was inspired for a day, and that was it.

But then the other day I got a job by accident- I had mentioned I make things on Adobe to a friend, and she knew people who needed professional logo created for them on slightly less then the regular rate.

To be honest, even knowing that they were looking for cheaper price I didn’t think they would take me. I hadn’t had that much chance to prepare for an interview, although I do have the skills to create the said logo, I had no way to prove that to them. I DID get it. And the moment I did, I felt on the top of the world. In the few days since then, I have written, done new things, and started making jewelry again. Strangely, the fact that one thing got unstuck, helped me realize that I have more creativity in me than I thought. So, here are my first steps back into making jewelry:

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Until then,

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DSCF1904Hey guys,

so I just got new boxes for packaging stud earrings,

and I feel very happy about them:).

I’m in a new to me city so looking for the right packaging hasn’t been easy.

These boxes are very small, but perfect for all stud earrings I have made so far…hope you all like them!

To check out more and order your something visit my shop on Etsy.

If you would like to see more of my new designs or read about other artists and tips on craft business and etsy, please subscribe to my blog or like my facebook page.

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I am an old fashioned girl from Vermont who cherishes the old ways, the warm layers, the embrace of family and the heirloom quality of handmade.

                   -Diane

Besides the creation of handmade items, I have been fascinated by learning about what makes a person successful in fields like arts and crafts, and the creation process behind it. I have in these few years, spend many hours reading about that, and researching it.

Now, I decided to cross on the other side. From this week on I will be posting one interview a week, every Thursday with successful Etsy sellers, other craftsmen, writers, photographers and art people.

I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to comment or contact me if you have any additional questions.

About Pixiebell (Diane)

She and her husband have been the owners of an Etsy shop for handknit items from 2007. To this date, the shop has more than 14,000 sales. It’s filled with more than 1200 items, mainly knit hats, but also scarfs and other accessories. The store attracts with huge variety of shapes and colors, as well as very attractive pictures. (more…)

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Hey everyone,

this is an update for my Etsy store, and as well important news for everyone who makes purchases from my jewelry.

As of the last 4 weeks I have relocated to Belgrade, Serbia.

It has been a chaotic change at times, so here is my breakdown for those of you who are interested in what that means. (more…)

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Note: When I am saying that some of those rules work on practically everything, I mean it. Still, do note that nothing is absolute, and the best advices can’t work on Everything. There are always exceptions. Use your judgement whether that’s the case with you.

1. Divide and conquer (or the eggs-basket metaphor)

The Rule: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. (more…)

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