Day: 7 Mar, 2016

March On, My Sister | Sheela Writes

March On, My Sister

It isn’t how many times you fall It’s how many times you pick yourself up   A little known fact about me. From 2007 to Q1 2010, I designed and created jewellery under the brandname Eclettica (you can view my Sold Gallery here), with an atelier on Etsy.  It was an exhilarating time for artisan handmade, wire-wrapped pieces, being the zeitgeist of the moment et al.  And I certainly rode the wave, becoming the jewellery designer of choice for none other than the queen of rock herself, Courtney Love Cobain.  Good Interesting times.  Incidentally, you know what they say about artistic people being, well, temperamental? They were absolutely right.  Cough. I digress.  It was indeed an incredible period in my life.  Rollercoaster rides dealing with suppliers, customers and copycats (bane of any designer’s existence).  Managing that tricky balancing act known as cashflow vs inventory.  Learning all about selling and marketing and promoting on the fly. Single-handedly.  Crashing and burning far more times than I care to remember. No matter how many times you fall down, …