Kira Joya’s Blog

Try and Try Again

Posted in beads, Jewelry, Kira, SAHM, WAHM by Alissia on April 18, 2009

Earlier today I spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to find a theme that I liked for this blog. If the same person were to have checked this page 20 times today, they probably wouldn’t have seen the same format more than once. My vast numbers of followers must have been really confused. I found myself not liking any of the WordPress pre-made templates. There was something wrong with each of them. If you choose a custom header, then you can’t choose custom colors or lettering and some of them have just a title, no subtitle….ARGH!! It sucks to be such a perfectionist sometimes. I guess I will just have to learn some coding so I can do it myself. I settled on this theme, because I could use one of my photos as a header. However, I could not change the brown lettering and that bugs me!! Oh well, I think I will deal with it until I am a little more comfortable with the whole blogging realm….then I will do the whole custom thing.

Pieces of my latest creation

Pieces of my latest creation

I feel like I spend more time on the computer talking about making jewelry and finding out how to market it than I do actually making it. Here are the pieces of a necklace I intended to start on tonight. Now, I find myself writing on my blog instead. The beads are multicolored tourmaline and the squares and cubes are Hill Tribe silver. I think it’s going to be awesome when it’s done. The thing is, it was already done once. I hadn’t finished it totally…it still needed to have the clasp put on and the beads were not secured in place. One little 4-year-old hand swooped in and a little voice said, “Mommy, what’s this?” I heard lots of little tiny pings as each bead hit the floor. Nooooooo! Oh well, gotta start over. Look at this face, it’s hard to be mad at this face…well, sometimes not so hard. You know what I mean. Tomorrow I will make this necklace and I will post a photo of the finished piece.



One more thing to share before I go…I’m so excited!!! I signed up for the wire wrapping class that I talked about in a previous post. Here’s a link to the piece we are going to make in the Beadfest Wire class. The class itself was very reasonably priced…however, all of the equipment to make the piece seems to add up rather quickly. I just chalk it up to the betterment of my skills. If I am to grow as an artist, I need to learn new techniques. I will post photos of my bangle after the class…I hope it looks at least somewhat like the one in the picture. I’m so ready…I wish it was tomorrow. Sadly, I have to wait two weeks, but I have plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime.

So long, farewell, alvedersain, good night! (and yes, I like show tunes!)

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  1. Dee said, on April 23, 2009 at 3:19 am

    LOL, funny you mention that about your blog first. I hadn’t been since you blogged about the stones, and the first thing I thought this the right link? LOL…too funny. Good luck with finding what works for you. I’ll be at Beadfest too!!

  2. Alissia said, on April 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Great! Who knows, maybe we’ll meet up. I’m excited because I’ve never been there before. I can’t wait for the class.

  3. Yamile Yemoonyah said, on April 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Hi Alissia,
    don’t worry about spending some hours on themes. It took me weeks to finally find the right one 🙂
    And you should also not worry about spending more time with researching than with making stuff. Online marketing guru Seth Godin says it’s okay to think about a marketing plan first and then the product.

    • Alissia said, on April 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm

      I am sure I will change the theme again before too long. You know, I am actually really enjoying doing the marketing thing right now. I’m surprising myself…there is such a sense of accomplishment when I figure something out for myself or complete a task. I’m trying to take it one thing at a time. I guess we’ll see where it takes me.

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