Thanks to the ARVO foundation for putting together a fantastic conference 💙I’m so lucky to be in a field surrounded by strong, smart, hard working women who have created full lives and full careers doing what they love (in and out of their white coat) and doing it well. We all face obstacles — and my path is surely easier because these 3 women and others paved the road before me— but with a clear focus, a little grit and willingness to do the hard work anything is possible!
Hi lovelies! Sorry I have been a bit absent as of late. Truth be told, I have been feeling a bit confused and out of sorts about quite a few things and I needed some time to process. I try to keep things positive here, but also, real. Life can be a roller coaster. I am feeling angsty about all the changes Etsy has (and will be) rolling out. I am not over the moon about the “Etsy plus” plan. I don’t see the value and I am afraid that if a shop doesn’t pay for the subscription that it will get buried and never seen by the algorithm, much like what has happened to many a small business here on Instagram. So I am debating leaving and that’s a big decision. I am also feeling so frustrated and impotent about all that is happening (and yet NOT happening) with the American government, I just don’t even know what to say. I try not to get political here either, because after all this is a jewelry business. But as the artist, woman, human behind it, I am so over this disgusting inaction. So I haven’t gotten much figured out yet!Thanks for reading if you got this far. [end rant] . . . . . #prettylittlethings#artisanjewelry#ringsandthings#jewelryaddict#silversmith#handandhustle#flashesofdelight#madewithlove#lovewhatyouwear#colorcrush#slowfashion#lustlist#livethelittlethings#calledtobecreative#makersgonnamake#shopsmall#riojeweler#wemakecollective