Here’s a rant for you, just to get a little something off my chest.
Boy, I really am a terrible blogger. But I promise, my skills as a writer are not the only thing that have kept me away. Most of my time since my last post has been spent focused on RSAStudios. It’s been very exciting and has kept me busy. My shop has been open since the end of March, but more than half of my orders occurred last month! I’ve been working on new products, shapes, and getting new colors in stock. If you haven’t had a chance, head over to RSAStudios on etsy.
I’m back! The last few weeks have been a little overwhelming, what with the preparing for my Arts Walk, the cancelling of my Arts Walk, the mental breakdown that came from said cancellation, and then picking myself back up from feeling pretty lousy about the whole thing. I also was without a phone for almost a whole week which was extremely frustrating, due to the necessity of apps like Instagram and Snapchat for my art, as well as Poshmark for selling my clothes. But this week I have a temporary phone, and a little room to breathe.
New shapes are almost here! I have been working on trying to come up with a new, unique shape for my leather earrings. The leather earrings game is saturated with tear drop and feather shaped earrings. Seriously, everywhere I look, I see tear drops in every shape possible (Yes there are different shaped tear drops). I wanted something different when I started out, so I started with the circles. They look great on me, so I started pumping them out like nobody’s business.
I am so incredibly excited to announce the opening of my newest shop, RSA Studios! It’s been something I’ve had on my mind for a while, but knew it was going to be a big undertaking. As I’ve started clearing out RebeccaSteenCrafts of items that don’t sell or that I have no interest in making, I realized that no matter how much I cleared out, my earrings were not going to fit in. My crafts shop will remain open, but with far fewer items. I will be focusing on home decor, which includes the wooden wall signs, cross stitch wall decor, and decorative mirrors.
I can’t believe it’s already March 4th. Seriously, as I get older, time flies by so fast. As a kid, summers felt so long! It was only the last few weeks that seemed to go by quick, as we were stocking up on school supplies and new clothes. Now it feels like months pass in the blink of an eye. I feel like New Years just passed.
Who doesn’t love a sale? Better yet, who doesn’t love a sale on jewelry? Besides men, they don’t count.
I have a few new styles going up in the shop this week. Yay! I’m mostly focusing on leather earrings, as I just love the stuff. It’s fun to work with, it smells amazing, and the range of colors is so beautiful. However, I’m also creating a few styles of felt backed vinyl earrings, which are vegan friendly. The felt used as a backer is polyester, not wool.
You can use coupon code ‘valentine16’ in the shop to receive a 15% discount on your purchase of leather earrings, now through 2/6. All earrings will be to their new owners before Valentine’s Day!
A few weeks ago I was spending some leisure time in Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite craft stores, browsing pretty much every single aisle. I happened upon a section of clearance jewelry and found these 2 green faux leather cuffs
I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them, but at $1.80 I felt I couldn’t pass them up. I knew I would be able to make something nice out of them!