Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Chance Left!!

I found out today that the Intro to Jewelry course is FULL! I am devastated!! I really wanted to have some real knowledge before my course starts next year... Though I have once chance left in November through CAE.


Monday, August 30, 2010


I have ordered my tags, in 14 days I shall receive a box of 250 business cards, that I will then proceed to punch a whole through and turn into swing tags!

This is what they will look like:



My new pieces are coming along nicely, by the time my tags arrive and are converted, I shall have a nice little listing for my etsy shop.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Damn You Time!!!!

14 days till my tags arrive! New neckpieces underway... Very Very EXCITED!!! All I need now is more free time sew!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Very Excited!!!

Design and tags are done!!! Over the next week I am going to hopefully get my tags printed so I can start restocking!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Almost ready..

It's almost finished. The only thing left to do is the design for my tags.
Here is my banner, avatar, custom listing, reserved listing & thank you card designs..
I'm very happy with the outcome!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

So what do you think?

I just received this from my graphic designer.. This will be the banner for my etsy shop and blogs. What do you think? It's not yet finished..

Decision Time

Since deciding I want to become a handcrafted jeweler, and about to enroll in a jewelry making course, I've been thinking about the name I have chosen for my business. "Lady Bow P" Do I want to change it? Do I need to change it? Will it fit my new work?

I've always loved feminine things and feeling like a lady. This still holds true today, though for some reason I don't think it will fit my new direction. I guess that's my problem.. How do I choose a name that is going to represent all my different sides?? Because that is basically what my work is, "representing my different sides". I would have liked to have just used my name, "Polia" but that just sounds silly and so using my full name is out of the question, "Polia Giannoulidis".

The name "Piece by Piece" has stuck in my head, because that is how I work, in pieces.. But the name is already registered, as is "Piece by Peace" which I also thought about. I then moved onto "Piece by Polia" or "Pieces by Polia".  I just don't know.

I guess I want my name to represent the fact that my work is/will be, unique, beautiful and ECO-FRIENDLY. Does Lady Bow P do all that??

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SO many plans.. SO little money!!

I have seen the first ideas of my logo. It's looking amazing, I'm very excited!!
I know I naively thought I would have been reopened within a month of my closing shop, but I now know by Christmas, I will be in full swing!!

Also.. I am enrolling into "Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Jewelry)" at NMIT starting next Feb for 2yrs full time. In order to enroll, I must first sit an interview/folio presentation, so I am enrolling myself into a few jewelry making short courses at CAE. I am very excited about everything!! Lady Bow P will soon have an extended range of handcrafted silver/(and all sorts of materials) jewelry.