Hello, Friends :)
As you can see by the slim pickins in this blog, I've not had much time (or motivation!) to regularly post. If all goes well, there may be more content here this year :) Well, I'm inspired today...so here I go!
2015 starts the 5th year of Peridot Daisy. WOW! It began in January of 2011 and has brought me more blessings and pleasure than I ever dreamed. I have let it grow slowly, balancing work with personal time despite the pressures to do lots of trunk shows, etc... (I've only done one!) And while last year brought some bumps in the road health-wise for me which significantly changed my goals for the year, I am beyond grateful I have a career that allowed me to focus my time and energy on my health when needed. Things are much better now and I have a lot of new ideas that will spring forth this year!
First, I've decided to cut way back on from-scratch custom orders this year. What I mean by "from-scratch" is custom designs where we are working from the ground up for something that is 100% unique. Why am I doing this? Mostly for time's sake. They are heavily time-consuming (although I enjoy them greatly). and it's hard to get well compensated for that time while still charging a fair price. In short, my large volume of custom orders has prevented me from focusing my energy elsewhere for the business to help it grow and move forward. Time for some more balancing out!
You'll notice on my website I do have custom items available, but those are already solidified designs that become customized by different stones! I am happy to do that with ANY of the designs on my website; all you have to do is contact me and we can go from there. If you DO want a from-scratch custom design, please contact me as far in advance as you can to see if I can fulfill your request :)
As I mentioned, this year I have lots of my own designs I want to bring to life! While all of my jewelry has my "touch", I don't feel I've solidified my own style since I've focused so much on custom orders. And you know, maybe my style is eclectic and somewhat random anyway--and I'm okay with that! I tend to lean toward whimsical, colorful, geometric and nature or space inspired ideas, but not always. My passion on the healing end of the jewelry is color therapy and chakras so you will see more of that as I roll out the new designs :)
I also have regular weekly Facebook posts planned. Themes include FAQ, Gemstone of the Weekend, and a few series of "lessons" about areas I'm interested in as far as my jewelry goes. (I know that's vague, but I don't want to give it all away yet!) And regarding Facebook, with their ever-changing algorithms as far as what you end up seeing in your news feed, if you want to be sure to never miss an update, turn on Peridot Daisy's page notifications. Don't forget the more you interact with my posts (Like, Share, Comment) the more you should see them show up in your feed.
I can't begin to properly thank all of you who have been supporting Peridot Daisy with your orders and referrals over the last 4 years. I am honored and ever so grateful for the friendships we've created! You all fill my days with joy and fun!! I'm super stoked for all the awesome happenings coming up this year.
That's it for now...thanks for reading :)