With creative entrepreneurialism on the rise, stories of people quitting their day jobs and turning their hobbies into successful full-time businesses are becoming more common. While these stories of triumph over the corporate cubicle lifestyle are refreshing and hopeful, I think they can lead to confusion as well. At least, it did for me, and… Continue reading Hobby, business, or somewhere in between?
I love the Oscars. I don’t really know why, but it’s especially fun to look at all the gorgeous jewels and gems and dresses. And then to cheer on your favorite actors, directors, screenwriters, songwriters, and movies. Anyway, since I have a jewelry blog, I like to blog about my favorite jewelry looks. Without further… Continue reading My Favorite 2017 Oscar Jewelry
It’s been a little over a year since I opened Yellow Raspberry Jewelry, and I’ve learned a few things. You’ve probably heard some of these before, but they’re important enough to repeat. I hope you can use these tips to analyze your shop and improve it, or to avoid common mistakes before you set up shop. Most… Continue reading 8 Things I Learned After a Year on Etsy
After a lot of researching and pondering, I came to the conclusion that it’s time for a change for Yellow Raspberry Jewelry. This was back in early March, and I’ve slowly been making changes while I’ve been going to college. In fact, some of those changes have spilled over into this blog, but rest assured,… Continue reading A New Direction
Bar necklaces are a rising trend in jewelry. They’re minimalist, elegant, and versatile. So of course I wanted to have a go at them. I first made what I call a “mock bar necklace” because it’s really just a single strand beaded necklace. After I bought some new supplies, I made an actual bead bar… Continue reading Two Variations on Bar Necklaces
Another exciting year in film has come and gone. And by exciting, I mean that Leo finally won an Oscar! The 88th Academy Awards was an event full of studded stars. It was difficult for me to choose my favorite pieces of jewelry because so many celebrities were wearing such beautiful pieces. In fact, I… Continue reading Studded Stars at the Oscars
Here’s how the story of these three pairs of earrings begins: I bought a bunch of charms to make bracelets for fandoms like Harry Potter, Supernatural, and Game of Thrones. Then I realized it would probably be in my best legal interest not to sell those because of copyrights and trademarks. So I had a… Continue reading Charming Earrings