Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Being a Sales Person

So do you ever have these ah-ha moments?
Me too!
As I have said before - I work for Coca-Cola - what do I do?
My title is Customer Service Representative.
That isn't sales right?
Had I known a HUGE part of my job would be sales I may not have taken the job.
No one likes a salesman.
There pushy.
They are just annoying.
But that is exactly what I am.
So what was my ah-ha moment you ask?
While in a 'coaching' session with my supervisor it hit me.
I am not only learning how to sell new Coca-Cola products to our customers.
I am learning how to sell my jewelry.
I am learning how to sell my imagination.
I am learning how to sell MY brand.
So now instead of getting that call at work that I so dreaded.
I get that call & am so excited about the practice I am getting.
Why buy PaintinByFaith jewelry?
Because each piece is completely handmade.
It is made with great skill & talent.
It comes from the heart.
It is unique.
It is a style of its very own.
Each piece is one of a kind.
Those are just some of the features of my brand.
Copper is known for its health benefits & each piece includes copper.
You will own a one of a kind.
Personalization is always an option.
Everyone loves a great piece of jewelry.
Those are just some of the benefits of my brand.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This weekend was awesome in my lil' creative world

I love a great weekend!
I had a great time with my family & friends first of all.
We watched the game & the fights Saturday night
I always love getting together with good friends
But I used the rest of time being very creative
It felt so good to sit at my desk & work on piece after piece
It seemed like every time I got a new idea it turned into yet another!!!
Being a person that runs into a creative brick wall often
That was great enjoyment!
Here is a peek at a few things I made.
This first picture is just something simple.
A lil' copper flower
I love it!
This next piece was a great honor to make!
My 12yr old daughter requested a necklace with the above the influence symbol
I was more than happy to make such a bold statement
She wore it proudly to school today
Never mind the statement - I love the look!
Now then last but most definitely not least ..
This is my favorite piece to date!
I am so pleased with what this necklace turned out to be
I am a huge fan of copper/silver mix
So now I am back to work for the week.
Totally not Yea!
I would much rather be at home sitting my creative hole in my garage seeing what comes to mind next!!!!
But duty calls!
Have a great week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall is such a beautiful season ...

I am so not a fan of winter
Just look at this picture ...
I have never liked the snow
even as a kid I didn't make snowmen
wet, cold & dirty.
I would rather be fishing.
Oh & a GREAT time to show off my 5lb bass I caught
Yes ME!
I do love fall though.
The colors.
The smells.
The feel of the air.
It just seems to give me a sense of joy.
I enjoy hunting also
But I am a fair weather hunter
I seem to get very inspired during the fall also.
This was a piece I made using a piece of brass I had stamped but wasn't happy with ... but I do like the way it turned out now.
Simple yet fun.
Oh & this piece was so much fun!
My daughter thought that I had made it then cut it apart.
I used two seperate squares & made it to work together
I do love it myself

I made these before work yesterday & finished them up this morning
Oh speaking of .. I have been so on my game making pieces that I get up early enough every morning so I can work on something before work
Anyway .. I made the necklace below first then these just seemed to be necessary
I joined a jewelry forum & someone had said I should make a pair of earrings so whalaa
They are super cute though hu?

Now this .. I ADORE
My new jewelry forum I joined did a challenge that I totally had to get involed in.
Take a piece that you had worked on but didn't turn out.
So I took out my scrap cannister & started digging.
I found a piece of copper that I was soldering very thin silver wire on & had over heated it so part of the silver melted.
Off to the scrap pile it went.
Well I thought .. with the challenge .. what can I do with this?
I melted down the silver completely & let is flow where it wanted on the copper piece then put the flower on top of it.
I love what the melted silver did .. gave it some texture & depth!
I hate mistakes
But love what can happen from them!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Lil' Hello is Way Past Due!!!

Wow ... I have to get it together!
I think I need a professional organizer for my life .. y'know to organize my time.
Although I totally see that as impossible.
Full time job - check
5 kids - check
lots of hobbies - check
house to clean - check
a farm of critters - check
did I mention a lot of hobbies?
I daydream often about being able to support my family on my imagination.
Maybe I should stop that & just get more done! LoL
So last weekend I did my very first walk for charity. Myself with 4 of my 5 kids walked for diabetes on Saturday. I really enjoyed it. Not only was it a wonderful cause but I also remembered how much I do totally love walking. I have been completely lazy about staying healthy lately (I think I have been totally lazy about a lot of things ... ) but after doing the walk I got my walking mojo back. And what they say about exercising giving you more energy - TOTALLY true!
Here is my imagination at work again!
I took a picture of the deer my husband shot a couple of years ago & got mounted - then used some software & did my thing to use my Cricut & cut his deer head for him to put on his truck. I figure there are so many 'generic' deer decals out there .. why shouldn't he have his own deer on his truck? I have had this idea for a while it just took me the time to gather up the software to be able to do 'my thing'

And yes I have taken some time to make a few pieces of jewelry.
This one is just a fun lil' piece. A few little flowers using some jump rings .. to be honest this just kind of happend. I didn't 'see' this one before hand.
This one makes me laugh ...
Not at all what I had in mind. But thats ok .. not always do things look like what I have in mind.
I have made this piece several times. But I do love it .. seems to get a lot of comments.
This time I decided to make this one because I talked with my favorite local bead shop & the owner & I talked about me doing some classes for her after the first of the year. She said 'I know which one I want you to do first....'
You guessed it ..... this one
With the cooler fall like weather starting to show up this piece kind of felt right.
I love the way the tree limbs turned out. I really had a hard time getting a good picture of the details so I know you can't see what I see ... but I totally love this one.
It wasn't intended to but it kind of resembles holly.
Then there is this piece.
One of my personal favorites.
I have been extremely impressed with the way my company does so much for the community .. raising money for different causes, adopting a local park .. etc.
So I came up with this necklace to donate .. it is going to be auctioned off at work & the money earned will be used to donate to the Susan G Komen fund.
I am truly proud to work for a company that does so much for people.
Do you like Coca-Cola?
Did you know they donate to the Susan G Komen fund every time you purchase one of the Fuze Empower brand drinks?
Anway - my contribution....
This was enivitable for me ...
I am so proud of to an American.
And I so respect what our flag represents.
For all of our soldiers I take my hat off for the sacrifices they have made so that I can sit here right now & write this ... & so I can do all of the things I do.
Thanks to all of YOU.
And last but not least ...
My oldest daughter is a senior this year.
She had her senior night for volleyball last week ... she asked me many times beforehand if I was going to bring her flowers. I wanted to .. but with work & schedule .. blah blah blah .. I knew I would not have time to go get flowers for her. So instead I made her some forever flowers with my love blooming forever.
This has to be one of my personal favorite pieces.
Well I have officially bored you enough ... tee hee.
I guess it can't be said that when I DO blog I leave much out?!
Oh I do have more to share ... but I will save a little ... maybe that will get me back here sooner!
Thanks for any & all that read & view my photos.