Etsy, new body of work, and more...

Although I've been quiet here on the blog, I've not been quiet in the studio! Nope! Busy as a spring bee, yes-eree!

For starters, I moved my product from Rust on North Main Street down the road to Sassafras Creek Originals. The biggest reason was to free up time. To be part of the artist co-op of Rust, I worked the shop one day a week. Thanks to you, I need that day back!

Sassafras Creek is a 1700-1800's gift shop here in Ste Genevieve which is perfect for Never Bored Creations paper filigree and the historic work I love to create! And I now get all five days in my studio. Win! Win!

Owner, Kandye, encouraged me to use Fraktur art paintings and lettering to inspire new designs. This little 5 inch x 7 inch cutie can be found for sale hanging on her shop walls.  There are several elements and techniques in the piece that can be found in antique filigree from that time period.
Kandye encouraged me to paint and age-antique frames for my Fraktur work. This frame started out as a used, light colored, wood frame I picked up at a yard sale. A little black paint, sand paper, and shoe polish (yes, shoe polish!) and voila! Beauty shines!

On to Etsy! Finally fulfilling my promise, I have listed several necklace pieces in my Etsy shop. I'm still deciding how to list specialty items. Many of my creations, like the one below, can be done in any color I have.
This color and the peacock color listed on Etsy are papers I have cut with a paper shredder. I have a cutting machine; however, I love the fibrous look of the shredder! It gives it a natural nature look verses the smooth edge of machine cut papers.

Please check out all my pretties at Never Bored Creations on Etsy!

Well, quill fans, that's it for today! I pray your days have sparks of joy and you have no time for boredom!

Twirlin' on...


Things they are a changing

Hey all you amazing paper lovin' peeps!

I want to thank all of you for helping make 2018 the best year ever! It was a crazy busy year!

As for 2019? I'm so very excited about the changes I've got in the works!

First, I won't be at Silver Dollar City this fall. They've made changes. I've made changes. What a blessing the past four seasons have been. It also connected me with most of you! Thank you for supporting me. I do have some events in the Branson/Springfield area. I'll keep you posted!

Second, I'm leaving the local artist shop, Rust. It too has been an amazing ride. This would be my fifth season there. However, my business has grown in such a way I need that extra day per week in my studio. That is your fault! Thank you so very much!

I will be moving some items to another local, artist-based shop in Ste. Genevieve. That I will let you know about closer to May. But I won't have to work in the shop. In-person products available AND time in my studio. Win! Win!

I'm excited because all these changes means I can actually better serve my buying customer. I've been promising you for months I would have gift items for sale on line. But I've had no extra time to make good on that promise!

I've also been promising my quill buddies I would get new patterns made - - where does the time go!

Third, I'm breaking into wholesale. Yep! I tested the waters a little in 2018 and I liked the response.  So if you are aware of a cute artist boutique in your area you think my gift items would serve well, let me know! I would love to connect with shops in all areas across the U.S.

So there you go. Things they are a changing - - but for the amazing better!  I'm just so stinking excited!

Well, I best go get my twirl on if I'm to keep this year growing!

Your humble paper twirler,