Sunday, January 12, 2014


It's a whole NEW YEAR!!! And I am thankful that Earthly Jewels Beads is going strong! I have so many things planned for the year and i hope most of it will materialize!!!

I've been going through shop policies and listing down things i want to add to the shop offerings. And now it's time to get things rolling. I am having a hard time getting back into the groove of things since the holiday break was so very long. But, now I finally have started posting and accepting orders again...

Here is the newest jewelry components i have added to the shop..5 new chandelier earring components...quite pretty and i think i'm going to try to make something out of these myself....

I've also changed my shipping schedule to 3 shipping days a week... tuesday, thursdays and saturdays! That way, my customers can get their items a bit sooner then the twice a week schedule. I think re-stocking day will be once a week...most likely on a Wednesday or possibly another day if my nephew is unavailable to stay with my fur-babies.

Re-stocking day is critical for my shop since i don't keep all items in stock. I am running my online shop here at home so i don't have a lot of space to keep everything i have on my online catalogs stocked on my shelves here at home. So I take orders and once or twice a week, i can fill those orders and send them out to my customers.I need to schedule these re-stocking days to keep my travel expenses accumulating these orders really helps with that..

I've also decided to keep a strict schedule on hours....most particularly for "off" days. In the past, i worked almost 24-7...answering inquiries whenever they came in whether it was 12 midnight on a sunday or 6 am on friday morning. I didn't mind it since i liked what i was doing but, it really burned me out. I think everybody needs some time away from their work whether you have your own business or if you work in a regular office job. Your body and your mind need to have a break in order to function properly. And don't forget, you need to spend time with your family and people you love....that makes all the work worth while.

I'm hoping to finally get my website fully loaded with all of my listings and start accepting orders from there. Then there is also the etsy shops....most especially my digital supplies etsy shop which to my surprise started picking up on its own when the new year came around.

Lastly, i decided i needed to spend some creative time, time to craft for myself as well. Last year, i didn't really do that much crafting because of the things that needed to be done for the shop. I think when you craft, it brings out the creative juices. It is those juices that help me to figure out what would be great products to add to the shop.

So those are some of the things i have lined up....some general thoughts and ideas for the shop..... I hope this year will be my best year yet...

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