Project Wonderland

Project Wonderland is an up and coming online shop. Here I want to share my crafty experiences and my business plans, goals, and sucesses. Currently I can be found at and I have my own website in the works.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ahhh…. School Drama!

So classes start on Monday and as I’ve said before this will be my senior year of college. I was supposed to be interning this semester but that well… isn’t going to happen. Basically the agency I was going to intern with recently made a bunch of policy changes that my internship site supervisor wasn’t aware of and these policy changes affect my internship. There is still a possibility that I can intern there but with the semester starting on Monday there is no possibility of it happening this semester. At first I was a little upset about the whole situation but I figure everything happens for a reason. I need to complete a 480 hour internship to graduate so I still have to find an internship for next semester, but who knows, maybe I’ll find my dream internship. I don’t know exactly what my dream internship is but I figure if I keep looking I’ll find it. On the bright side, since I’m not interning I get to take some classes that sound pretty interesting, such as introduction to art history. I will also have more time to work on Project Wonderland during the holiday season which is definitely a plus.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I <3 Indie Public

“Indiepublic is an independent art and design community. If you're an artist, designer, retailer, blogger, or just someone who gets giddy when they buy indie, we've saved a seat for you!” –

So I’m still very new to indie public. I haven’t even explored everything there yet, but I have to say I love it! I read about indie public on the Etsy forums the other day, so I checked it out. Then of course I signed up! Now I must admit I create an account on just about any site where I can show off my jewelry and/or view the work of other artist/creators/designs/crafter/etc. Some of these sites I create an account and then kind of forget about it because the site either isn’t user friendly or just isn’t fun. Some I visit sometimes, and some I’m always on. I can already tell indie public will fit the later category. Everyone there is so friendly, the site it’s self is user friendly, and from what I’ve viewed so far there is a ton of talent there, making it oh so fun! Check me out on indie public!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ready to work!

For the past two months or so I haven’t been putting as much effort into Project Wonderland as I used to. I’ve been creating continuously and keeping up with listing items, but other than that I haven’t been doing too much. Promoting takes a lot of time and metal energy. It gets tiring after awhile. And then today I woke up and I thought “O.K. I’m ready to work!” My day was pretty packed with obligation unrelated to Project Wonderland and after I finished everything I had to do I got myself and my space organized. I strongly dislike working in a messy space! So now I am energized and organized and ready to go! Look out world, I'm back!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ring Mandrel!!

I finally got a ring mandrel, which means I can now start listing my wire wrapping rings! I have some made but I was sure of their exact size… now I am! I am taking pictures now and hope to have one listing in my Etsy shop before the end of the night!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Reality is settling in….

Well reality has finally hit me, in both good and bad ways. I am starting my senior year of college, which is great because it mean I am close to graduating. It also means I am starting my internship, which means I work and I pay a lot of money to do so. On top of paying to work, there are a lot of assignments that go along with interning. Now I am not really complaining because I know the experience will be invaluable and will help me in a countless number of ways during my future. My only problem is I don’t want to be overwhelmed and I already know I will be. Between classes, my internship, my job, and Project Wonderland, I will be surprised if I sleep, let alone have any sort of social life. I am starting my internship next week, before the semester even begins, to get a head start on my hours. I have also started on my readings for the semester. I know the busy season is coming soon in the world of retail and I want to be prepared. I think the best way for me to prepare for the holiday shopping season is to finish as much school work as I can now, before school even starts. Other than worrying about how Project Wonderland will fare, I am excited about the semester and my internship. I am really interested in the classes I am taking this semester and I think my internship will be an amazing learning experience.