The Emerald Casket

New Ventures

Nothing’s more exciting than starting something fresh and new. But how many of us actually follow through?

I start diets every few months. And maybe I last past lunchtime. Sometimes, I manage to last a month. Inevitably, some scrumptious meal tempts me, and I fall off the wagon. I’m a foodie. I’m unapologetic about the fact I love exotic dishes and will drive hours for a great Indian or Greek meal.

When I decided to start an online jewelry business, I took my time, making sure the shiny new thought never lost its sparkle. I took a year. And during that time, I made jewelry, learning different techniques, figuring out whether I had any talent for it, and building an inventory which I depleted a couple of times selling pieces during a studio art tour and at a local consignment shop.

But at last, it was time to pee or get off the pot. The website was ready and waiting. I had stacks and stacks of bracelets and pendants, and tons of beads in their neat cubbies waiting for me to make more.

I’ve been here before. At the start of a new creative venture and unsure whether I’d be a success. I didn’t become a successful writer overnight. Kelly and I are hunkering down for the long haul, because we’ve found something we love sharing. That makes a difference. Sure, we’re impatient, but the journey is every bit as important as the destination.

I added this to our shop this week…

Rainforest Frog Bracelet


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