Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Making A Difference - For You?
Here's some news about what's going on with me, I'm excited about some new adventures.
My article in Belle Armoire Jewelry for the Summer issue is coming out soon, the article is about faux amber resin.
I just sent out a packet to apply to teach at a fun place, I'll share more details once I find out if my proposal has been accepted. Hard to wait!
I made this focal component to look like one of the old-timey shoe buckles, or a lady's delicate belt buckle. Do you remember those? I used to have one that looked like carved ivory or bone, but sometime in the past I lost track of it. Maybe I'll make a reproduction of that one. This one is in pewter with a coppery-bronze finish.
It looks very old, worn and has a great patina.
Do you ever get frustrated with custom order requests? I have recently had a situation come up where I was trying to do something nice for someone, and now that person is unhappy with the outcome. I try my best to treat folks the way I want to be treated, that's my standard for how I should act.
I've gotten to the place where I am reluctant to take custom orders. It's so hurtful when they don't work out. Don't get me wrong, when it works out well people are so happy and have such nice communications. You'd think that would make more of a difference, wouldn't you?
Why is it that the bad communications stick out so much more, why wouldn't the nice communciations, the happy words, be the ones that get the most notice? The unhappy person with their CAPS LOCK on when they email does seem to be the one that gets the most focus, somehow.
If you have any words of wisdom I wish you'd share them. It's a real downer to try so very hard to put a smile on someone's face, just to have it turn out to be impossible to do.
If I've ever put a smile on your face, I would sure enjoy thinking that I made a difference for you ...
Thank you in advance for your support as I weather this thunderstorm of personal attack.