Jewellery to stim by … just added to my Folksy shop

Procrastination? Indecision? Doubt?

Like a lot of people, I doubt myself. Doubt that what I’ve done was right; doubt what I’m doing or planning to do. That might come as a surprise to those who know me. I always appear to know what I’m doing, where I’m going. The practical one. The one who gets stuff done.

I make jewellery: designing, sourcing, creating. Unique pieces. I also make individually styled bags. What I can’t do is market, which means I don’t sell. I do try but I quickly run out of steam. And that’s mostly because I doubt.

I read tips galore, strategies, case studies. They mostly come down to using social media to ‘get your products out there’. So, I’m forcing myself to keep at it and to launch my goods here by way of a link to my Folksy shop.

https://folksy.com/shops/GemaInspirations

I’ve also added some of my creations to Pinterest. I can only wait now while I work on more pieces. Keeping my hands busy helps to keep my mind still.

Turquoise & purple tassel pendant on Liberty print ribbon
Two shades of grey pompoms hang from
deep blue leather bracelet
Fun, lion print canvas satchel

I do hope you’ll have a look at my shop. Not necessarily to buy, but feedback would be so helpful. It’s been suggested that I ‘road-test’ my goods and the market – but this is not physically possible. Which is why I would so appreciate a word or two from my readers. I thank you.

Being creative is the mainstay of my life, and poetry, prose, and photography is where I express my deepest emotions. I also enjoy the challenge of design and create jewellery, fabric bags, and garments and home items in yarn. Diagnosed with ASD at the age of 68 after fifty years in and out of the mental health system, I now aim to explore and share my experiences over these years. Apart from blogs and short articles I'll share my life in my verse and images.

2 thoughts on “Jewellery to stim by … just added to my Folksy shop

  1. Oh wow, how long have you been making things for? I’ve just taken a look at your Folksy shop (hadn’t even come across that site before so I’ve learned something new) and just wanted to say I really like your selection! Your creations are very novel and eye-catching, and I think you put adequate detail of the item specifics, along with photos, on the product description pages; that’s something that I always look for, so I know how big something is, what it’s made from, etc. So you don’t have any social media pages, like Twitter/FB? I’ve just shared it to Twitter, I hope that’s okay https://twitter.com/invisiblymeblog/status/1147881836506484739
    🙂
    Caz xx

    • Thank you so much for your comments on what I do. Made my day a whole lot better. I’ve an FB page, ASD and Beyond, that links to my WP blog and a page on Pinterest that I’m just beginning to share to. I’m on Twitter too and that also links to WP blog. I don’t really have social media pages that link to my Folksy shop. I feel as if I’m fumbling in the dark on that one. So I really appreciate your sharing.
      I love your site and I would like to follow it but all I could find was ‘subscribe’. Is that the same?
      Look forward to reading more from you. And thank you.

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