Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I had no idea what "emo" was when I heard one of my husband's nieces talking about it the other day. So, I looked it up on the Web and, well, apparently it's a style, or lifestyle, maybe. I'm not sure. It really doesn't seem any different than what was "alternative" in the mid-80's when I was a teenager. When I look at photos of the current "emo" style, it just seems a variation of Susie Sioux (remember Susie and the Banshees?) or Robert Smith from the Cure. Even Sid Viscious of the Sex Pistols had a little of the "emo" style. Anyway, it's just funny that these "new" looks come along that aren't really new at all.

The strangest part, though, is the stereotypes that accompany them, like being severely depressed and "that's why they wear black." I always wore black because it just suited me and still does. As much as I try to steer away from it, every new piece of clothing I buy is black or a dark shade of grey or brown. Of course, being older and a mom, I've learned to throw in a little bit of color every now and then, so I don't look too "depressed". lol

Anyway, I was inspired to create a little "emo" girl pendant. She reminds me of me as a teenager. I guess I was sort of an "emo", or alternative, or punk, or...something like that :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

"Ringing" in the New Year

I am working on these new little fun rings to add to my site. I don't usually wear rings, but I am really excited about these! Before I add them to my shop I need to figure out how to package them. I have some ideas, but I need to test them out first.

I am realizing the importance of packaging and the branding of that packaging. I have received some orders that are Christmas gifts and I shipped them out with a thank you card but the actual products don't have my logo :( Let's say that person receives the gift and thinks "Wow, I really like that. Where can I get more?" -you never know, it might happen :) Well, if I don't have a tag of some sort on everything, they aren't going to know and the person who originally ordered will most likely have forgotten! Important lesson for me! Now, back to work, probably on tag design :)