I'm in a Tug-Of-War,
over what direction my business should go.
CLAY vs STAMPING
Every single day I think about the future of Creme de la Gems. I think about the time it takes to
mold and shape a focal character, to get it just right, and I think about the hours I devote
on my clay designs (and I'm not talking about my simple clay charms as shown above...I'm talking about my focal characters, such as Princesses 'n such).
"Is it worth it?"
And then there is this new found art of stamping. Can I just tell you it is
a MILLION times easier?! So why is this decision so difficult for me?
When I could sell a sterling silver stamped necklace for $35 vs. a clay necklace for $35.
One takes approx. 30 minutes to make and the other sometimes 3 hours.
One thing about me is that I dislike saying "no." It is a horrible, horrible flaw that I struggle with.
My wonderful Pastor, "Pastor Fred," recently spoke on:
"Let your yea's be yea, and your neigh's be neigh."
Okay Pastor, I will really, really, really try to keep your words of wisdom on my
front burner. Because I need to. I really need to.
So I go back and forth.
Partly because I hate to say no, but even more is that I LOVE my customers!
My customers are the BEST! They wait sometimes THREE months to receive a clay
necklace from me. That's ONE clay necklace! They should drop me, right?
They love Creme Clay Jewels. And I love making them happy.
Oh, wait...see? See what I'm doing again? I'm thinking of my Clay Customers
and Not the future of Creme de la Gems.
"I'm a people please-er *sigh* "
So that is what has been on my mind for quite sometime...in a nutshell.
It is time to think about the future. And think about what is best for me & for my family
And I'm choosing stamping.
I said it. I need to keep my word.
I pray that the stamping will keep my creative needs met.
Will "Creme" give up her Clay entirely?
I can't say.
But maybe not?
Time to get on my knees...again...
Is there any hope for me Pastor Fred?