Friday, June 17, 2011

FF: Do what you love...

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is 
having another link up for people to show off what they make!

My mom, my SIL, and I have a art 
studio and store in the Village of Stone Mountain called SAILOR STUDIO. We create enamel on copper decorative art, jewelry, and stained glass.

**Our ETSY store is here if you want to check it out. 

 We update Etsy as much as we can... but our brick-and-mortar store is our main mode of business :)

We are almost at 400 fans!  
(Which means it is almost time for another Giveaway! )

Many of the people that buy our jewelry are artists themselves... painters, potters, writers, musicians, crafters, and all other types of Creatives :) Our biggest compliment is when someone comes through the store, and says, "Wow, I love this stuff! It's so different!"  

 Simple wrap bracelets with our enameled charms.

That's what we strive for... creating things that you aren't going to see anywhere else. It isn't easy; there is a lot of really cool stuff out there :) 

(Fashion show peice- Anchored: Sailor Studio)

Of course, dealing with the ups and downs of running a business while trying to stay in a creative mindset is sometimes difficult. I spend a lot of time working on the computer, trying to keep up with the book-keeping.... not my favorite thing to do, but at least we are staying somewhat organized around here :)

My SIL and partner in crime...
I try to get a full "art" day at least once a week. I am working on my first enamel wall hanging now- I researched all types of lily flowers and made my stencils. I am only on my second firing, but I am really loving it so far:

Our kiln has been on the fritz because the heating elements are old and we really need to re-coil the entire thing, but haven't been able to take the down time at the shop yet. So we have had to quick-fix it every other day- which is always fun :)

They say if you do what you love, you'll never work another day in your life... I am really starting to believe that is true :)

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

If you got a free pass (money, building, everything) to start your own business, what kind of business would you have?