I have been thinking about doing this for awhile, and after half-assed starting a few other blogs I thought I'd give it a shot. The worst thing to happen is I don't update, right?
I am going to hopefully log all of my adventures (with pictures!) in starting up my own jewelry business. From gathering equipment, setting up shop, figuring out where to sell, figuring out this tax ID crap (??!), to eventually attempting to turn this into a lucrative little business...hopefully sooner rather than later. I'm sick of working dead-end part time jobs that I hate and until I figure out what to do with my life/graduate school/the universe I may as well do something I enjoy to support myself and my ponies.
So, that's the motivation behind this. I also quite enjoy making it and working with my hands. While it's not my favorite medium to work in it is fun.
What is currently happening:
1. I need to come up with a name for this business. This is tricky, as I want something catchy and cute but not TOO cute, something that is relevant to me, and something that probably does not involve my name.
2. Because of my lack of equipment I am currently focusing on lost wax casting. My first waxes have successfully arrived in Rhode Island and are being turned into sterling silver as I write this. Most were rings but I am starting to try to make some pendants as well. Eventually I will do bracelets and some small-scale sculpture.
3. Getting this tax ID/small business stuff figured out. I don't really know how any of that works.
And that's about all for now. I need to order materials to finish the casts when they come back (polisher and such) as I may have a venue to sell at the end of the month!