Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

100 Etsy Sales

I have always been one who believes in goal setting. In 2007, Darcy Horn, a fellow beadweaver and Etsy seller had a bracelet pattern that I wanted. She said it was for sale in her shop on Etsy. Etsy.....I said....what in the world is Etsy? She explained, gave me her site and I joined Etsy to purchase her pattern.

From time to time during the following months, I purchased more and more items on Etsy. In December of 2007, I decided that maybe I could sell some of my pieces if I started to list them. In January of 2008, I listed my first items and set a goal of selling 100 items in 1 year and having 100 items in my store. Today that goal was been achieved! 101 items are in the store and my 100th sale has been realized.

When I awoke this morning, I found that the earrings pictured above had been sold to a wonderful repeat customer. In the interest of protecting her privacy, I will not share her name. She has been a loyal customer during the year and I am so appreciative of her continued interest in my work. She knows who she is! Mvto and Wa-do (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee) my friend.

Now off to set some goals for 2009!


Yankeegirl said...

Congrats, Joni!! Here's to an even better 2009!

Beth said...

Congrats Joni and may 2009 be even better.

eddy said...

Yeah, Joni!! You go, girl!

ZudaGay said...

WooHoo!!! Congrats, Joni!!!

Sixsisters said...

Congrats Joni. Couldn't happen to a nicer person :)

Jean Levert Hood said...

How wonderful, Joni!! But, I am not surprised, your pieces are wonderful!

May the next 100 come quickly!

Dayna said...

Love these! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

Judy Nolan said...

Congratulations for making it to a centennial milestone, Joni!

On a Whimsey said...

Congratulations Joni! You work so hard and I am so happy for you... here's to an even better new year? ;)

jstinson said...

Mvto and Wa-do to all of you who took the time to comment on my 100th sale milestone. I truly appreciate your support.