May 11, 2012

TGIF!



There is nothing quite like getting a big ol' box of books on your front step. First time that's ever been the case for me, and I was happy to rip them open immediately. These are my copies to do with what I wish. Maybe gifts for my parents, and sister.  Possibly a blog giveaway down the road.  I may use them as coasters around the house. Decorative items on the mantel.  A challenge for blog readers, to make every project in the book. HA! that's funny. I wouldn't make you do that. But it would be fun.






Such a pretty little book though isn't it? Interweave couldn't have picked a prettier cover!





Yep, I'm pretty psyched.   ALSO, Last night I booked my flight for Bead & Button. I went last year, and it was one of the best times I'd ever had. I can't wait to see all of my friends, hang with Erin, meet new friends, enjoy beady talk and purchase some good beads. It's going to be a blast.  Erin and I will be at Melanie Brooks Earthenwood booth #1227, selling signed copies of the book.




In other news, you'll probably notice some new buttons up there at the top of the side bar. I have my new website now up and running, along with a new Web Store! I created the store with Shopify. Finally decided that I have been paying Etsy far too much of my money. I keep telling myself, that in the long run, it will save me money. I hope I'm right.  But the new shop is fun, and I like how it looks. It's nice looking, and works well and is a shopfront instead of a picture and buy it now button on a blog.  I was finally able to link it up to the website- it was a bit tricky. But I got it done. I'll be slowly moving some of the my etsy listings over to the store. And will be KEEPING my Etsy shop to house a few listings there as well. Spreading the love.  Plan B is going well so far. :)


30 comments:

  1. Jealous. I want one of your books and an autographed copy would be even better but i cant go to bb :-( anyway u have fun. When i am on my computer i will have to look at your store hope it wirks great for you.

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    1. Hi Shan! not to worry- Erin and I are getting book plates that we'll both sign, and include in books that we are selling off our own sites. Stay tuned, I'll let everyone know when they are available.

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  2. Congrats on the new Web Store, looks cool! So looking forward to receiving my pre-ordered copy of Bohemian Inspired Jewelry. It looks fantastic! Can hardly wait! Cheers Jane

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  3. Will check out the new website/store. Congrats on getting your books. It looks really interesting. I'm going to check it out. I've heard lots of good things about it.

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you check it out, let me know what you think.

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  4. Can't wait to see you at B & B and get a signed copy of the book!

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    1. And I can't wait to see you my sweet friend! xoxox

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  5. Congrats on getting your books in, it must be so exciting to finally have them! I guess that means those of us that preordered will get ours soon too, can't wait!

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    1. Hi Laura! Thank you! I do think you'll be getting it soon, especially if you ordered from Interweave.

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  6. congrats on the books - what fun! How about a challenge to make an item in the book as a way to win one?! Will be checking out the new site an webstore. Etsy is the easy way out, but I agree would like to move to my own site!

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    1. Well if you do, I highly recommend Shopify/and Squarespace for site, domain, and shop. Definitely has been an enjoyable experience and not stressful. The customer service is like NONE OTHER!

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  7. Congrats Lorelei. I love the new look. It fits you well. The owl with the aqua chain is cool. I would be bouncing off the walls if it was my book coming out. Yahooo!!! I too have been waiting it's arrival because your jewelry is so unique & inspiring.

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    1. Thanks Becky! I am bouncing these days, definitely! It's surreal! Thanks for following my work...

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  8. How exciting to see this box of books at your door. They look so lovely all stacked up togehter.

    I'm so jealous about Bead and Button. Someday I'm gonna have to get there.

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. WOOO HOOO! BOOKS! I really hope mine are waiting for me at the mail box, today. Ooo..Great idea to have people make their own version of a project or two from the book for a blog challenge! I love that idea. Actually, I was thinking of something similar for that blog tour, BUT I think a blog reader challenge is an even BETTER idea! You will definitely have to do that on your blog once everyone starts receiving their books. Looking forward to B&B!!!

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  10. So excited about your book! I pre-ordered mine a few weeks ago (actually, my husband pre-ordered it for me because he is the best husband ever)! I like the blog challenge idea, sounds fun. Maybe have participants select their favorite project, explain why and put their own spin on it. Bead and Button sounds like fun as well. Actually, any bead show sounds like fun to me ;). I have never been to it, maybe some year. Is it better/larger/same as Bead Fest? Love your new web store, it looks fantastic!

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  11. Congratulations!
    I can't wait for my copy.

    Best of luck with all of the newness!

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  12. I'm so excited that you'll be at B&B! Since I live in WI I always go to B&B - we are so lucky to have it here. I have to literally dash in and out since I'm flying out to CA the first night of the bead market. The market opens at 4:00pm & my flight leaves at 8:45! I'll have something to read on the plane. :)

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  13. So happy for you! Agree--the book cover is beautiful!

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  14. A well deserved Congratulations! Can't wait to see the book - the cover is one of the best.
    I'll be at B&B and will definitely stop by to meet you, finally. Counting the days....

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  15. That looks like an awesome thing to open!!! I love the pdf version I've got so far :)
    Let me know if you want some silk bundles for a giveaway - just listed a bunch more in my shop (some that would work out lovely for the "Ocean Love" project - but in other palettes...)

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  16. I was excited to get my promo copy the other night too! Interweave did a beautiful job throughout the entire book with the photography and layout. I am still working my way through it and taking it all in. That big stack of books looks so cool. What a feeling it must be for you and Erin! Store looks great!

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  17. The book looks great! I'm happy for you, Lorelei!

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  18. Cool!!! So Happy for the both of you!!!
    I agree with Shannon I would really Love a signed book by the both of you too.
    Congrats!!!!!!

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  19. What a great present to open! I am excited to get a copy of the book signed by the authors at Bead & Button. So glad you will both be there! And your new shop and site look great.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  20. Christmas in May! Congratulations to you! Looks like a must have book on the work table.

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  21. Congrats, Lorelei! Your book really is beautiful - and even more beautiful all in a stack like this!! Must feel so great to have them there in person. Have fun at B&B....not planning to go this year. Maybe next year!

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