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The Blue Sky Tag
I was tagged for this by Natasha from A Camera and a Dreamer
Thanks for the tag! I will enjoy this (but I have no idea how I’m going to get eleven people tagged??? 😀 )
It’s been a few days…right? Well, here I am! Over the past few months I have been making various changes to my blog. I have been attempting to organize and get things straight.
But when it comes to this blog…one thing has never changed. What’s that?
It is simply…my blog’s name! The reason for that is I am rather attached to my blog name. The Misty Mountain has always been my title and I always have liked it.
But as I make several announcements (which will change my blog slowly) over the next few days…or weeks…there will be a change. If not a few.
The first change is the name. It makes me sad to wave goodbye to The Misty Mountain, as it’s been my title for four years (this blog’s whole life 😀 ). But it’s time.
So without further ado…my new blog name!
Surprise! And you wondered what happened to Crystal Ice Studio 😉 . So that is change #1.
Keep an eye out for the next changes.
I promised to post updates, didn’t I? Well, I did…and so I’m here! Just to touch base a little with y’all,–the past two months have been spent busily- and (I HOPE 🙂 ) productively. I spent them brainstorming and experimenting various product ideas. As a result, today I have pictures to share! YAY.
Note: the pictures I’m sharing are not complete projects. They are still in progress. Here’s a mini list of what I’m about to share:
Yep, it’s not much. But it’s what I’ve got for now…*smile*.
There are many imperfections in the products…I know. But this is just stage two. There won’t be these imperfections in the finished products. In the headband photos my little sister had to hold the sides of the headband so it wouldn’t fall off. That’s because I haven’t actually attached the piece that holds it on the head! But…I promised updates- and I want to give y’all a taste of the process step-by-step.
And yes, in the earring photos…there is a WIRE sticking out of the top of the earring! 🙂 And NO, there will most certainly NOT be that wire in the finished product.
Sorry there isn’t more. There are more products, but they’re not quite picture worthy yet!
Thanks to my lil’ sis Ellie for sitting so patiently as I tried to figure out some of the settings on the camera.
Thanks also to my big sis Hannah, who’s graciously offered to allow me to use her camera to practice photography and take product photos. I am very grateful.
What projects are y’all working on?
Do you ever want to start a business from home?
Do y’all know of any articles I could watch to improve my product photos?
The dreaded post has arrived. Dreaded for me anyhow. On my many numerous (no kidding) blogs current and extinct–I was always mentioning etsy. Or rather, being an etsy SELLER. I have always considered etsy as being a great place for creativity people to get the word out about their products. Over the years I have done several posts on the fact that I planned to sell on etsy. There are several old posts on another blog somewhere which have pictures of ideas for products. Needless to say, 1 year later–my ideas have changed. Today, I’m just basically going to bring you up to date with my current plans so you can stay tuned.
First of all, what was I going to be selling?
For those of you who’ve seen my original posts on etsy selling- you know that my very first idea(s) was/were pretty much this:
Yeah…my ideas aren’t quite the same anymore. Now I am considering a variety of other things. I have put on my creative thinking hat and decided I want my shop to be the very best it can be. And that means–not just quality (although yes, I need that!), but cute, original, (as original as I can be 🙂 ) and new-ish.
Secondly, what am I going to be selling?
What is the history of my etsy shop?
Me in 2014: SoCraftyandFun opens for business.
Me in 2015: Shop still existent but closed due to its slacker owner 🙂 .
Me in 2016: “Well, I have a whole lot more ideas and much more to offer now. Maybe I should start back up?”…WELL…| Emmaline decides to name her shop CrystalceStudio (Crystal Ice Studio, but the ‘i’ in ‘ice’ is chopped off in her shop name.).
Why CrystalceStudio/ Crystal Ice Studio?
There’s actually a story behind the name. I just recently moved–and my parents have given me a tiny little room to use as my studio. I knew I wanted it to be called a studio instead of just plain old office. But anyway…I began doing EVERYTHING in my studio. I knew I needed a name for my studio. Then, it happened. I decided to create an instagram (which, BTW, I haven’t even used yet.)–and I named it Crystal_Ice_Studio (I think?). Two months later, here’s my new etsy shop name.
Will you update us when you ACTUALLY open your shop?
Yep. I’ll probably have a huge ‘open for business’ post with links to all my products and my sh 🙂 p. I’ll be way too excited to forget to tell you when I’m open. So don’t worry–I’ll keep y’all posted.