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Open for Business!

So, as I mentioned in the last post, I have been very busy working on my Etsy shop.  And….it’s now ready and open!  I still have some more pieces to make and list, but I finally have what I think is enough to open.

The name of the shop is Agape Handmade.  For those who are wondering what the crap “Agape” (ah-GAH-peh) means, it is Greek for unconditional love.  I actually have it tattooed on my foot, as a constant reminder of the love Jesus had for us to die on the cross for us.  Anyway, I decided to use that as the name for my shop because I hope to use this shop as a way to share something I love with others and hopefully I can use the earnings in a helpful way, in addition to helping with newlywed expenses.  I also just thought the name sounded cool. ; )


The pieces in the shop are a mixture of different colors and beads, along with some origami pieces.  I have just recently had a slight infatuation with origami things.  I also find that sitting and focusing on folding the paper into different shapes is strangely calming.

Well I hope you get the chance to check out my shop and find something you love.  It can be found here.

Have a great day!  : )


So for the past few weeks I’ve had this overwhelming desire to do something creative and “artsy.”  I have helped my friend Meghan with some of her jewelry shows (she’s really awesome, check her out here) and have been so inspired by all the art and creativity.   I have learned how to make some jewelry from her (and actually sold one of my necklaces at her show!) and am really feeling the urge to make some more.  I also have a great friend, Ashley, who continually inspires me with all of her awesome creativeness (check out her blog here). The problem is….I’m still in my internship.  I only have 2 weeks left, but like the end of any semester, I have a LOT of work to do.  And of course, all I want to do is anything but my school work.  Does this ever happen to you?  So in an effort to try to take the focus off of all the fun things I want to do and focus on school for a couple more weeks, I’m going to make a list of the things I want to accomplish after it’s over.  (This is of course in addition to studying, taking, and PASSING my RD exam in August, trying to find a job, and welcoming my fiance home!)

1.  Make some jewelry (I have a small obsession with origami things, so maybe I can incorporate it into some jewelry? hmmm…)

2.  Start making decorations for the wedding!  (I haven’t started a thing and it’s in November!)

3.  Try to blog more often

4.  Pick 2 crafts I’ve “pinned” and actually DO THEM!

I hope I’m actually able to accomplish all of these.  I’m tired of having all these creative urges and never producing anything from them.  I need to at least complete #2 or I’m going to have a pretty ugly and boring wedding!  Do any of you have any tips on keeping on task and following through with projects?