This time last year I did a rather lengthy blog post about how much longer I’d be doing this. Fact of the matter is, I didn’t know then and I don’t know now. I’m rather invigorated as I write this, even though it’s July. I’ve got so much on the go it’s exciting and I’ll talk more about that later in the year. But it also means other things have suffered. Like my jewellery business which I currently do not have the energy, but mainly the money or time, to put into.
Hopefully, when things turn around, jewellery will be put back up for sale. Hopefully, when I’m not churning out books every month I will have the time and money to make a website once again. For now, it’s in holiday mode until I have the money to upload some.
Jewel Divas Style is 8 today. 8 years ago I set up a little blogger blog on blogspot under the name of jeweldivasjewellery (someone had already taken jewel divas) and posted pics of jewellery I was selling and talked about the legalities I was dealing with. Over the years the name changed slightly, it became the second tier of the Jewel Divas brand, and I made it more personal, more sparkly. I don’t just post about jewellery, what I make or buy, but I post about all things sparkly, clothes, stationery, books, all sorts, anything I want to post about.
Anyhoo, after deciding to post only twice a week it’s given me some time to get my shit together, business wise. Or should that be book wise. As you know, I’ve been releasing books this year, Poems of a Musical Flavour and Vol 6 is out Aug 1st, and I have other books and stories going under two other names. It’s a very busy year for books this year, and hopefully next year, it will be less hectic, but just as exciting.
It would seem the book side of me has come smashing out in the last year, and the jewellery side has retreated for a break. I worked so hard on my jewellery business from 2008, but with the ever growing ill health of me and my mother, and the burgeoning book side, something had to give, and it ended up being the jewellery.
Hopefully one day, in the next year or so, the book side will calm down some so that both sides can hum along nicely side by side and take up equal amounts of time. Not to mention the exciting plan I’ll be telling you about at the end of the year. But what I can tell you, is that Jewel Divas Style is sticking around for the rest of the year and next year at this stage so you will get to see lots more sparkly unicorns and rainbows.