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Saturday, November 27, 2010

All beaded up and no where to go!

Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I have been trying to make as much stuff as possible this weekend, I got my Jewelry pricing program back up and working, just not looking forward to recounting all my beads to put them into inventory in the program! So far I have made two beaded eyeglass chains, a pair of earrings, and one set with matching necklace, bracelet, and earrings. I just need to find a way to get pictures up. I have my old camera, that seems like the pictures are going to be fine, but then when I get them into the computer, they have flourescent green lines through them, and the bottom half of the picture is not lined up with the rest of the picture! My new camera I bought a couple years ago, accidentally got dropped into the river on our family camping trip, so goodbye to that. So tonight, I got the idea to scan my new pieces I just made so I could upload them that way. No such luck. They scan, but the pictures come out blurry, and the colors are all wrong. so I give up. Im gonna try changing some settings on my old camera, and clean it out real good, and see if I can't get the pictures up that way. So... that is why I say all beaded up and no where to go! Because I made all this pretty stuff and have no way to show it! Then I remembered today is Saturday, and I chose Saturdays for my blogging updates, so here I am....blogging about my adventures thus far! I never realized, and never thought this would happen, but since I have not made anything in such a long time, when I got started back up last night, it actually took me a while to get creative! I also realize that no matter what anyone says, I NEED MORE BEADS!!! I will just buy more when ever possible. I caught myself today online at fire mountain gems, I got their email for their sale that they have going, and I started browsing, and almost started putting stuff into my "cart" and then I stopped myself because I know right now I have too many bills to pay, and should not be buying beads! I know I could easily run my bead shopping spree up over 100 bucks in no time! So I was a good girl and I stopped browsing after about 10 minutes, and closed the window and deleted the email for no further temptation.
When I started makeing things last night, I started with the pair of earrings, then I got frustrated because I have been out of it for so long, I could not get my wrapped loops to come out right, so I stepped away from the earrings, and said to myself- "lets do something you will enjoy for your first creation, that way it's fun instead of frustrating".
So I thought of stuff I needed to make that I do not have alot of in my inventory, so thats what got me going with the eyeglass leashes and the set. Well for now, that is all I have made, and hope tomorrow I can get going some more, and hope by then I will be able to get some pictures of it. I will post them tomorrow if I can. One last thought...I NEED MORE BEADS!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Feeling overwhelmed!

Well here it is a Saturday that I don't have a million things to do besides promote my websites, and such, and well....I guess I do have alot to do! I just don't know where to start, so I decided that maybe I could organize my thoughts if I blogged for a while.
So I now understand the #LINKLOVE mission, and have joined that, and its doing well for me so far, I think eventually though I will get too many to keep up with and It will become very time consuming. Now I start thinking too far ahead and feeling like Im never going to be caught up when I start getting so many links to return. But you know what, I will just keep working them and keep it going, and as the rule is, when you hit 5000, thats it, you're done. I can do it, I WILL do it. Not that 5000 is my goal, but keeping up with all the link exchanging is my goal. The 5000 will come naturally within that. Anyways, I was going to make a schedule, of a daily task list, but then realized my life is not going to be predictable like that! We'll see. Once Im all caught up (if that ever happens) and I get down to just being able to create jewelry and post it on my different sites, I'll be able to better obide by a schedule a bit easier. Im thinking maybe I should update my blog every Saturday, or should it be whenever I feel like it? I think every Saturday should be easy to go with. Let's start there. That way I can give an update on all I've worked on through the week and how things are going and be able to see my own progress too.
I keep seeing people that are getting blocked on facebook too for "liking" too many pages too fast, so I read the "handbook" on #LINKLOVE and I think I understand how to avoid that from happening to me. Well, I know for today, I have some housework to do, and I have already returned the links that have been dropped in my discussion tab on my facebook page, I need to go through now and follow their blogs, and possible do some link exchanges directly on thier official websites too, as well as work some pages of links. I love seeing all the other artists talents, it is crazy what people can do and how many talents there are out there! It also helps with getting ideas for christmas presents, I would much rather support another artisan and buy from them for christmas, instead of the mall or wal mart or gift cards to those places. Well, I never know what the future will bring, so we will see where I'm at around Christmas time with all my hard work.
Hope you enjoy reading my blog and thanks for stopping by!
Kimberly Lynn Designs ~ Elegant one-of-a-kind  handmade gemstone beaded Jewelry
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A little bit about me and my rocky road in following my dream.

Well to get started on this blog has been a mission in itself, I was not wanting to start another blog since I already have I think two going at other sites, but was in school through 99% of them so I didn't have much time to do anything besides blog about my wants to get back into creating jewelry. I found a wonderful website called which I am a member of, as well as  It was through those two websites that I have been able to not give up my dreams of just finishing school, and being able to dedicate myself back to making jewelry. Most people that do not have  the love or passion for making things and then trying to market those things, just don't understand how much work it is. I am not about to hire someone to build my website, I'll do it myself. Same with marketing all my stuff, I'll do that myself too. I have always been very independant in alot of ways, and anything I can do on my own is best done on my own. No one knows what I want better than me, right? So anyways, I finished school just recently, and I am so relieved to not have homework anymore! This is going to be my second try with a website and all the stuff that goes with it for my Jewelry.
My first attempt was rocky due to school, (this was like 3 years ago now) and I of course put my jewelry and website upkeep on the back burner. Then I would do a little updating here and there but I kept losing entire pages when I did try to update my pages with just a few new pieces, I talked to the hosting company and they claimed those pages never existed according to their records, well thats strange, because I have had people buy stuff off those pages! So to make a long story short, I had so many problems with the website, and then in the end I lost it due to the company not telling me in any way that my domain name or membership with them was about to expire. When that happened, I just gave up completely. I decided to just forget about it until I was graduated. I still couldn't stay away from it completely though, that is when I found the two websites bead-space and beadersshowcase. It was like an easy way for me to stay connected and more inportantly really kept me inspired.  I am very excited to be getting back into the groove of things again, this time for good! I have found a different host to go through for my website, I lost all trust in the company I was going with before. I won't mention the name because maybe others like that company and have had no problems, but I am disgusted with them.  Link exchanging, blog posting, and most of all making my jewelry and posting pictures is all stuff I love doing. So far I have built my website
I also have an artfire storefront at
and you will find me on facebook as well,  I am just learning about the whole "Link Love" thing going on over there so please stop by my page and we can exchange links!  Im just getting started again and I don't want to overwhelm myself with creating too many sites on the internet to keep up with, just yet, so I think I will just stick with these four for now. The three above and this blog you are reading! So anyways, I know this is going to be a journey I will never forget and I look forward to meeting new people and reading others blogs too.