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Sunday, June 14, 2009

12 Tricks


I saw a link on Twitter about 12 Tricks Your Mind Plays On You, which seemed like it might relate to a lot of us, so I'm sharing it.

If you've followed my blog, you'll know that I'm an eternal optimist who tries to find the good in as much as possible. We have a saying in our family..."No stinking thinking". I must say, ridding oneself of as much negativity as possible sure helps.

And I also like the part about being responsible for oneself, one's life and one's actions. Okay, that's my take on it. And here's how it relates to my view of our glass industry in these economic tougher times...

If you aren't selling enough in these tougher economic times, I'm asking you, what are you doing differently to make your glass beads, jewelry or whatever you sell- unique and stand out? What are you doing to market yourself? This is always in the back of my mind. I write down ideas & sketch my thoughts. Some come to fruition and others get discarded. But it's good to think about, nonetheless.

As for my Rabbit in the Hat bead, it's an old favorite that I sold about two years ago. I'll be making more. It was the closest thing I had to the title of the post, and perhaps it will remind me to keep learning a few more tricks and to try to keep some magic in my beadmaking. Visit my Etsy shop for some fun, new lampwork beads that I've just listed.

See you tomorrow.