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Yes, so I realize that I’ve been mentioning this from time to time for several months now, but never formally introduced the big news!
ETA: Actually, I just read back through my posts and it looks like I never really did mention this, even though it’s been consuming my life.

I will be studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the end of February through the end of July. It’s an interruption from my regular course of study, but I’m going to take the opportunity to complete some credits towards a Spanish minor, as all of my courses will be taught in Spanish while I’m there. This is a wonderful (albeit terrifying) opportunity for me and I have to admit I’m freaked out. This is definitely bigger than anything I have ever done in my life!

Because I’m going to be away during the festival season, I am having a sale right now in order to give people a chance to do any shopping they might have wanted to do over the summer. From now until February 15th I will take 20% off of any order of two items or more, and shipping is free for all purchases! 11:59 on February 15th I will close my shop in order to prepare for my departure on 2/20.

This is a sneak peak, before I completely finish my uploads, and send out an e-mail to my mailing list, so if you see something you like you may want to snap it up now, because I won’t be making more until next fall, and when I run out I run out!

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Back on the web!

I can’t recall if I posted about this, but in late July I got my website all finished up! Check it out: Soasa Designs Of course I haven’t had time for the most important step, the actual listing of pieces. This collection that I’m presenting is one that I am fond of, a melding of old favorites and new loves. The challenge of selling both on and offline is a big one, especially with the volume of events I have coming up in the next few months, but I am confidant in what I have to offer to the internet.

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Hello World

My website, Soasa Designs is finally up and about! It’s still in a beginning stage, but it’s fully functional and raring to go. Check out the Gallery to browse what I currently
have available, or visit the Previous Work page to see some of what I’ve done in the past. As many of you know I’ve been busily running about selling my jewelry at various events all year. I’m having a wonderful time, and I’m learning more than I ever imagined possible. This website is the next step.

I’ll also be vending at a few more events this season. You can find me at Bard College on
December 7th and also at the Yuletide Fair at Hawthorne Valley School on December 8th.

A couple seasonal shipping notes:

If you’d like your items by Christmas please place your order before Dec 15th so that I can be sure that they arrive on time! Of course, if you’re local to me we can always work something out later than that.

Also! Shipping is always free for orders over $30!

For an additional 10% off simply e-mail me at RobinMarie[at]soasadesigns[dot]com with the subject “Hello World” when you place your order!

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Up All Night

So last night, after the girls left, I couldn’t sleep. I think I ate too much chocolate because something kept me up tossing and turning and thinking double-speed. Just as I began to allow the anxiety to overcome me, I had an epiphany! My website design, which has been driving me mad for over a week now, appeared, popped into my head all laid out for me to see! That’s not the end of the story, however, because my ability to render anything in Photoshop is nearly useless. Or so I thought. Somehow it all came together fairly easily. I think I was just so determined that I didn’t allow myself to get frustrated, I just kept plugging along, looking things up when I couldn’t figure them out myself, and starting over when I needed to. There was nothing to distract me because it was 3 in the morning, and I didn’t have the brain capacity to be distracted.

I got it done! And when I woke up in the morning it wasn’t crap!

Halleluja!

I ordered my new business cards this afternoon, and I bit the bullet and got the 7 day shipping (Vista Print totally skims their shipping rates, that’s obvious.)

I also updated my banner and avatar on Etsy! This is so much motivation! I’m thrilled to get back into the world of online selling.

Oh! New banner here on the blog as well! Also, Gemma made the whole thing was much easier by introducing her blogreaders to Colorlovers.com which I utilized to the fullest! Thanks for that!

Soasa

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Tourmaline Swizzles


Aren’t they fun? All these images you’re seeing will soon be posted on my Etsy site and hopefully my shiny new website too! I’m experimenting with less practical jewelry, and quite enjoying it! I like gorgeous things, not just every day things, and I hope that my shop will reflect that.


In that same vein (gorgeous, this time being the body I wish I had), but totally different, I’ve started swimming a couple times a week with my housemate, in an attempt to keep myself active. So far we’re pretty loyal, which I’m proud of! Every time I get in the pool I feel like I’m swimming in a giant pot of pickle, which is really funny to me:) I’m not really hoping to lose weight doing it, just hoping not to gain any of the weight I’ve already lost back. It’s good for me, I think, to exercise. I’ve always wished I was one of those people who’s addicted to the gym because it seems like one of the best addictions ever! Second only to jewelry. Of course. A word of caution though, drink lots of water before and after swimming, because it dehydrates you soooo fast. And eat lots of bananas! I really miss playing water polo, and I’m thrilled to be back in the pickle pot.

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The Interweb!

So I’ve got two folks on my side, a graphic designer, and a programmer, and between the three of us I’ll hopefully have a sweet website in the very near future! My biggest responsibility is photos, which kills me. This is all way over my head, but really exciting none-the-less! I’ll be premiering my new, very tax-official name, Soasa, and a ton of new jewelry, I hope. This means new business cards, new signs, new everything!

Right now I’m looking for examples of simply designed product websites you feel are especially effective. Any ideas?

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