Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bliss Co-Op and Me

On Saturday while online I saw a post about a couple artists I know whose work was accepted at Bliss Co-Op in Sugar Loaf, NY. I have been thinking about getting my work out to stores, other than my own salon, of course.

I haven't done this before because I was nervous. I have so many what if's that I just never did it or even did the work involved in getting my work out there.

I had been reading Shannon LeVart's posts about getting you work out there and I was still on my high of the Bead Trend September cover that I sent a quick e-mail over to the owner of the store. Then I had a panic attack. Then I e-mailed my friend Patty and freaked out.

All I could think is oh my gosh what have I done? What if she doesn't like my work? What is she does like my work? What am I getting myself into?
The owner e-mailed me back less than an hour later. She wanted to see more. Oh my gosh! I frEaKeD out, e-mailed Patty again, then I quickly (before I lost my nerve) e-mailed the owner a nice note saying when I would be available and went to bed.
Sunday morning started out normal, 5:45am up, church, Shop Rite, hubby made pancakes and eggs and turkey bacon, yum, while I check my e-mail.
Oh my GOsH, she wants to meet me and they open at 11am!
Much to my surprise my husband helped me pack up some 50+ pieces, I e-mailed Patty, and drove my daughter and I out to the store, 45 minutes away. I was sweating the whole way and e-mailing Patty. I met with the owners and I am thrilled to announce that as of this morning Wednesday, September 14th, my jewelry is now on display at Bliss Co-Op in Sugar Loaf, NY!
My Table!

This is truly a dream come true for me and a step in the direction I know I was meant to take. I thank all of you, especially poor Patty, who have supported me and encouraged me and most important believed in me, mom, I couldn't have done it without my family and friends- both in person and online.

Watch out world- here I come!

More pictures of Bliss:

Oh I almost forgot what do you think of my display? Be honest I can take it and it will help me tweak whatever needs work.


Holly said...

Two big ole thumbs up at you my friend! I give you so much credit for taking this big step...but you do so deserve it! Your displays look wonderful, your jewelry looks awesome, and I've said it before, rock it and rock it hard girl!

Penny said...

What a cute little shop, your display looks awesome. The best of luck with your new endeavor.

Anonymous said...

Well done you that is so fantastic! So often we dought ourselves and what we are capable of.It is great that you took that step. Now I should get to work and see if I can tempt you with more KPBeads :-)

Therese's Treasures said...

Congratulations Holly, your set up looks grand!

Judy said...

Congratulations Shannon! The first step is always the hardest, you are on your way! Good luck at the shop!

SueBeads said...

Congratulations, wonderful news for you!

CraftyHope said...

WOOHOO!! You've got some balls girl! I'd be freaking out too much for sure. I guess big risks yield big results. Great job. . .and the display is simply lovely!

Gaea said...

That is awesome! Very sweet display!

Mellisa said...

Congratulations! I wish you lots of success with your display there (and it looks great)!