Yesterday as I was completing the preparation to ship out orders that had been placed I realized that I had reached my 100th sale! Happy Dance indeed over this milestone! It has been almost two years ago that I started filling out all of the information to start My Shining Lights shop on Etsy. And then a few months after filling out the information I actually started listing items in my shop which would have been in October of 2008. For some reason reaching 100 sales has been a goal that I have been dreaming of this whole time. I am so thankful for God's provision in my life! Thankful too, that I am able to go to work at the hours I am able and that my work is something that I love doing. I want to thank my customers too as you ultimately are the ones responsible for this milestone.
I hope that your day is a lovely one! I will put a photo of some of the newest items in my shop with this blog entry. And I would like to invite you to stop by the shop for a visit to see what is new and if there is something that you love. As I mail out each package I think of my customers and hope that the item I am sending them will help to add joy to their day.
It was like Christmas today when a box of Vintage Jewelry arrived in my mailbox! I am sorting, pricing, and taking photographs as quickly as possible so that I can list them and then my customers can get as excited as I am when they see what is available for purchase. Most of my Vintage jewelry comes from a lady whose mother collected jewelry for 40 years and she purchased the remaining inventory from a jewelry store that closed in the 70's. When I acquire items from this lady I am receiving Vintage items that are in brand new, pristine condition. Most pieces have never been worn. All of those big chunky necklaces with layers and layers of beads that are now the trend well guess what? They have been the trend in the past too! Just check out http://www.myshininglights.etsy.com and you will see what my excitement is about.
I have also started working on wedding jewelry that is made from Swarovski pearls and as soon as I have a few items completed I will be listing them. Yesterday I was busy making freshwater pearl earrings that could be worn for casual or formal events. So far I have them in the colors of white, sea mist, and azure. If you are planning an upcoming wedding and would like this style of earrings but in a different color just send me a note or leave a comment on this blog and I will do my best to see if we can work together to make a custom order. Again, I must take photos and I will be listing them as quickly as possible.
That gives you a little update of what is going on with My Shining Lights this Spring! I hope when you get the chance you will stop by the shop. Pour yourself a cup of your favorite Java or possibly a tall glass of ice tea and sit back and enjoy browsing the shop!
I'm a daughter, sister, wife, and mother of three, also a mother- in- "love" to two lovely young women, and grandmother. And I am excited to announce a new son-in-"love". We just celebrated our daughters wedding! I love to write. I dearly love God and am amazed that I can barely understand how much he truly loves me. I hope to be a compassionate person that tries to be a help to others. I have many health difficulties, such as Fibromyalgia, Arnold Chiari Malformation (which I have had surgery to decompress the malformation) and Sjogren's. I want to be known as a person who loves others, who tries to be kind, who has a deep faith in God, who is just so totally in love with my family, and did I mention my beautiful grandsons? I want to be more than a label of chronic illnesses, but even though that is a difficult part of my life, I also want to be a listening ear, or empathetic heart, to others who suffer from these same difficulties. Well, that pretty much sums up me!