I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Ugh. It's a nice day out and I should be looking forward to a long weekend with my honey but instead I am annoyed and uninspired (and highly unattractively sulky)!

I have a total lack of materials, which is perhaps what I deserve for buying so many things on Ebay. But it's so very hard to find reasonably priced hardware here in Toronto that is of any sort of decent quality. Almost none of the major shops sell sterling silver headpins or hooks. I would love to be able to make my own and am fully aware of the process but I would need a blow torch that could slightly melt the silver and that is entirely out of the question for this little place. Also I would have to find sterling silver wire and that would certainly prove impossible. Wah wah, I know. I really just need to make some good contacts in Toronto and find out about some shared studio spaces that I could get in on a couple of times a month. Hopefully the craft fair will prove useful!

Speaking of which. I am sitting on a large quantity of new pieces but don't know if I should bother putting them up on Etsy. I could just keep them until the craft fair (where I feel they have a damn good chance of selling) or I could put them on Etsy for the (almost free) advertising but maybe not have them move. (Once I get the shop full I will really have to invest in some advertising. There are a few sites already that I would gladly pay for exposure.) I have about 20 lace necklaces that no one has even seen yet. They are so quick and easy to make that every time I get supplies I use them up the very same day! I always end up with more ideas than supplies. Perhaps I could put up a few simple ones and save the very special ones (with vintage buttons or crystals) for my table.

Oh well. I will figure it all out eventually!