Ahhh. I uploaded Rottobee's web shop update last night. Brian recognized how momentous the moment was and had to remind me that I have been working for this for about a year and a half. I don't really think that it's sunk in. Or maybe this time is just different. I usually float along with my head in the clouds, thinking that every work adventure will automatically be successful. I think the clouds have cleared a little and while I'm hopeful for the future of my jewelry line ( there are so many more pieces I would love to make) I'm also becoming a little more realistic. I know I need to work hard on getting the necklaces in stores and get traffic to my website. I know the economy is slowing down too. I remain positive don't get me wrong, I love these pieces and have only had good feedback. I am now embracing the fact that no one step in the process of running my own business will ever be "it". There will always be more to do, and instead of racing and racing for that one moment when everything is done, I see the steady flow of moments just like this one ahead.
That being said, I did still race like crazy to get my dreamweaver stuff done. Once I get into updating or building for my website, I can not pull myself away. It's like leaving a puzzle. I just can't do it. Brian admits that he is the same way.
I do have to note here that I was really torn pricing my necklaces. I hope that the pricing part of this job gets easier. I was hoping for a smaller price point because I want everyone to be able to afford one. The price of silver has risen and keeps rising, my new caster is more expensive - but worth it, and I have to keep in mind pricing so that I still make a profit with wholesale. I don't want to go on and on, but for some reason I just want to explain where I'm coming from on this subject. I myself don't usually splurge on anything - except dog biscuits, so pricing has be particularly hard for me.