February 27, 2011

Some of them want to use you...

Friday morning, I was approached by my Adecco contact at my Day Job. This was nothing out of the ordinary, of course; there's an Adecco team on-site, as the company hires a lot of temps, and they tend to check in every now and again to see how things are going.

I followed her to a quiet location, and that's where things went completely pear-shaped. My assignment was being ended, she was very sorry for it, and I was to clean out my personal belongings and hightail it out of there as quietly as possible. I didn't ask a lot of questions. I sent a quiet email to the coworkers I feel I've grown closer to, and packed my desk. A few people noticed, but no big deal, everything went smoothly and quietly.

I've spent my weekend wondering how I should feel about this. Should I be upset? Should I be angry? Should I be depressed?  It's a wonder to me that I'm able to be calm right now, considering I lost my source of steady income. I have a car payment that I don't know how I'm going to pay, and insurance and a phone along with that. Not to mention that whole, y'know, RENT thing.

I've realized that there is no correct response. I choose to take this as an opportunity - I can focus on my jewelry now. I can take advantage of natural light and get those stunning photos I really want, the ones that will truly sell my jewelry. I can spend the day snuggled with my cat on the couch, creating and designing.

I know, in my heart of hearts, that though I talked about saving money and building stuff up, that by the time I felt financially ready to leave the Day Job and devote myself to the jewelry full-time, I would have lost the passion to do this. Sometimes, I guess, Life just gives us that little shove we're not willing to give ourselves.

Anyway. So I took some pictures, with the gorgeous sunlight, and here are the results!

Blue and white glass hearts and boxes
I put these up in my Etsy today! They're gorgeous and very calming, but also flirty. They make me happy, so up they go.

Rainbows! :D
These have been up for a while now, but I renewed them with the new pictures. They're almost at 70 views! Holy cow.

Pretty pretty pearly danglies.
Just for comparison. These have had no post-processing done to them, and that is why I love natural lighting! The listing for these is here, and I haven't uploaded the new photos yet.


  1. Those photos look great! I love how the glass blurs the background. I hope you have great success with your full time jewelry business.

  2. I'm sorry you lost your job, but wish you much success in selling your jewelry.

  3. Here's hoping Monday brings new opportunities!

  4. I love your attitude! Your photo's and jewelry are lovely. Your newest follower from EBT, welcome.

  5. Your naturally lit photos are gorgeous! I know losing your job is nerve-wracking, but you were most productive at home today! :)

  6. Oh wow. Thank you all for your kind words! This kind of encouragement is what I've loved so much about the crafting community.

  7. So sorry about your job... but those pics are fabulous!