Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Handmade Division December Talk about blog

~December's topic: Where do you aspire to be in 5 years?

it's been more than 2 years since I don't have a "day job". I stay home and make jewelry for living. this was really a dream of mine and I love it! but because I love so much, I work too much... sometime I feel bad if I couldn't pay more attention to my family. so! I came up with perfect solution! I'll open a little shop/studio in Japan with my sister for the summer. (so my sister can handle all the no-fun business end of stuff) location I'm thinking of is tourist town that only open for the summer. while I work in my shop, my husband and my son can go explore Japan. and we will talk about our day over the dinner. this way, I can work without feeling guilty!

as for rest of the year, I hope I'm continue to do what I'm doing now. still have my Etsy shop if Etsy still exists but I really want to establish my website. build local customer base. and focus more in one-of-a-kind work.

above all, I hope I'll still make every piece of jewelry with joy, still learning and trying new thing, and keep dreaming:)

now, let's go see what other wonderful artists of Handmade Division are aspire to be~

Andes Cruz: http://www.andescruz.wordpress.com/

Tess Norberg: http://www.nova-designs.blogspot.com/

Rebekah Timlin Meddles: http://www.lunasadesigns.blogspot.com/
Bella-Bijou Jewellery : http://www.bellabijoujewellery.blogspot.com/

JJ Papke: http://www.rosyrevolver.blogspot.com/

Beth Cyr: http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com/
Tosca Teran: http://www.nanopod.wordpress.com/
Thomasin Durgin: http://metalriot.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com/

happy crafting:)


Thomasin Durgin said...

The shop is a wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

fantastic, and such a fabulous plan!

Beth Cyr said...

i think exploring japan while you work sounds great! can i be in your family? :)

RosyRevolver said...

That sounds absolutely lovely. Your work always looks so happy . . . it puts a smile on my face just like this post.

Jewelry by Natsuko said...

thank you so much for the comments, girls! I have not had a time to go read you guys posts yet. I'm looking forward to do in this weekend! can't wait...:) xoxo

Lisa Hopkins said...

I love your dream! This sounds wonderful.

Lunasa Designs Jewelry said...

Sounds wonderful! I've always dreamed of opening up a little shop - and I have the same problem with working TOO much and feeling like I'm neglecting my family. Something, I've been working on changing as well. :)