As I approach the end of my first year of business, I’ve been contemplating the direction I want to go with my store. There are a lot of paths and opportunities, and while it would be amazing to take them all, I need to develop a focus that works best for me, my business and my family. Where do I see A Single Dream going in 2014? I would love to have my work in more brick and mortar shops that sell handmade wares. It would be great to get in on a couple of craft fairs. I plan to learn as much as I can about my craft, and the business world in general. Most importantly, I am looking forward to continuing to connect with people who enjoy my work. I have already begun to list my store with bridal vendor directories like OneWed and Wedding Wire, as I feel that much of my jewelry would be lovely for the bride who chooses to forgo traditional pearls for something that is handmade and unique.
All of this has brought me to a bout of Spring cleaning in Fall. I have marked down a number of pieces that I did not feel reflected the future of my shop. I loved working on every one of them, and stand by the quality with which they were created, but I am choosing to center my new jewelry around wire and metal work, as well as beaded bracelets. If you’d like to take a peek on what’s leaving the shop, you can take advantage of the sale prices until the pieces are gone, or the end of the year, whichever comes first.
I hope that you’ll continue to travel with me on this continuing adventure. I’m very excited to see what the future brings!