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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Building A Dream.

Creating jewelries was never in my to-do list until I had a opportunity to work with it. Just that 2 hours introduction workshop to making earrings sparked my interest overnight and changed my life. This was a good 7 years ago.

I remember I was so eager and excited to keep this new found hobby going. I bought loads of beads to satisfy my creative hunger. Never in my wildest dreams would the thought of "creating to sell" crossed my mind. Well, not until I realized that I was making one too many and not being to wear every single one of them was a cause for concern! 

Some of the made-to-order jewelries displayed in my photo gallery.
Living my dreams was achievable with passion, perseverance and sincerity

PASSION
I didn't jump into the "jewelry making craze" on impulse. I truly enjoy what I do. It is a fact for all, that when you enjoy your work, you will put your heart and soul into it. It doesn't matter if my pool of clients are usually the regular ones. It doesn't matter if a person buys just one item and doesn't come back to my shop anymore. It doesn't matter if it's just a visitor browsing through my blog shop. What matters is that I give my best in all my creations that others can see and appreciate. That is a big satisfaction factor.
 
PERSEVERANCE 
With a vision in mind, I am able to reach for my dreams. It was not an overnight success. I believe success achieved too quickly may sometimes result in backlash. It took a while for me to discover what I actually want for myself in this cosy business that I have. Little by little, I built up my creative portfolio just by trying and not giving up. Personally, I have far exceeded where I thought I would be and am grateful to all that have supported me.
 
SINCERITY
I believe that for any hobby businesses to thrive, sincerity is a major key factor when communicating with your clients and would-be clients.  Because it is an online business, it is very necessary to connect with your customers on a comfortable level. With sincerity comes trust. With trust, everything falls into place. The bonus is that sometimes you not only gain a faithful customer, you also gain a friend.
 
Everyday, I am still re-discovering new techniques to better my skills. I am still living my dreams and will keep the faith at keeping it for a long time to come.
 
 Are you also living your dreams or thinking about fulfilling it? Do share!
 
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Till the next post, have a blessed week!

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15 comments:

  1. Its good that you have a dream & you are pursuing it now. I'm still in my "dreamland" & wonder when I am able to fulfill my own dreams...

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    1. Thanks Amie! Your wonderland is there... do you want to go? :) it's your choice.

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  2. Nice post! Jewellery business is not easy but glad to see the passion you put into it. Jiayou!

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    1. Thanks Madeline! Handmade biz are always seasonal so yeah, not easy in that sense to expect regular sales. :) I will jiayou!!

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  3. It takes courage to pursue your dream...and you add a nice personal touch to your jewellery orders which really is a sweet gesture. :)

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    1. Thanks Angie!! I ventured because I knew I can take baby steps with it. Not like I needed to plonk a big sum to invest. :p I would not have then.

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  4. you are so creative! and I sense your excitement pursuing the dream!!

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    1. Thanks Jiahui! My writing must have improved to make you sense that! :p

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  5. Thank you for linking up Ade! I'm inspired and motivated!

    With our passion, perseverance and sincerity, we'll reach greater heights and satisfaction!

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    1. Yes Rachel! We are both in this kind of hobby biz. So we know how much work needed to get to where we are now. You also jiayou!!

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  6. Great to see that you are pursuing your passions and doing what you dream of. That's great!!

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    1. Thanks Dom! As usual, encouraging words. Love it!

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  7. I think following the path of a crafter is one of the best dreams that one can pursue...I tried it for a very short time last year and I just don't have the perseverance or the patience to follow through. Very very good job so far in developing your artistic talent and carving a path for yourself as a jewelry artist!

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    1. Oh you did? But it's true, it takes a long time to carve out a name for yourself as a trusted crafter. Pity you gave up! I've always encouraged those who do to pick it up again. Perhaps some day you will. :)

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  8. The part "giving all your best into your creations" is also a bonus to a buyer like me. It is something meaningful I am wearing and it sure bring a beam of joy for the day!

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