5
Oct

earthegy gets a Present!!!

   Posted by: earthegy   in All Posts

I really don’t know what I did to deserve this…

Susan from TownofBeadrock has been a friend for awhile.  I’ve never met her in person.  She lives in Vermont, I live in Virginia.  We “met” in the Artfire forums and chit chatted back and forth a bit and shared business tips.  She makes the Chan Luu style bracelets and sells them in her Artfire shop that I cannot make.  Seriously.  I tried one day for kicks.  I watched a video, gathered up all the ingredients, and tried like crazy to put one of these bracelets together.  After several attempts and a whole lotta cussing I gave up.  I don’t have the patience for them.  I promptly commended Susan on being able to make those things and I knew she’d do well with her business because she has a high quality product and a nice specialized niche.

Susan and I have become good friends, and I send my facebook fans to her shop all the time to get those bracelets I can’t make.  At this point we share a lot of the same customers, which is fine.  We don’t consider each other competition, but colleagues.

Last week I asked Susan if she’d help me edit my ebook coming out soon and she’s graciously given me tons of help, picking up things in my writing that I can’t see.  I didn’t pay her for this, she offered her own time.

And today in the mail I got this!

Woo hoo, I got a present!!!!

Along with this note:

 

To top that off, she included this for my mongrels:

The earthegy VPs get gifts too!

 

How cool is all that?  Here I should be sending all kinds of gifts to Susan for all her help and support with my book lately, but she’s sending ME gifts!

Susan and I could view each other as fierce competition for the jewelry world, but really, what good does that do?  By working together we seem to bring each other more business and we share our successes.  I find that a much more rewarding way to run my business than fretting over competition.

And look what happens when you combine a little earthegy and TownofBeadrock:

A Very Sparkly Wrist!

 

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6 comments so far

Kelly Grooms
 1 

Wow, what a great story about friendship and support! It is nice to see two talented jewelry designers supporting each other. I love both of your designs!
This is a great testimony to why artists should help each other; everyone’s creativity produces something unique to them. We are not competing, and often times complement each other (as you can see by your two bracelets). Thanks for sharing!

October 5th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
 2 

Chrisy, I’m so happy you got a fun surprise, I really just wanted to thank you for the tips and friendly advice you’ve shared, and especially your precious time that you’ve most generously made to answer my questions. (and, this was in the works long before you asked me to look at your book!)
Love it with your earthegy bracelet, by the way!
Enjoy!

October 5th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
Kenzie (Strangewhimsy)
 3 

This is more of what the world needs, people working with each other not against each other. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story

October 5th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
 4 

I love the story and the bracelets! It is so much more rewarding to help each other rather than try to “out do” each other.

October 5th, 2011 at 7:23 pm
 5 

We need a LOVE button for this one! Beautiful story and what a gorgeous bracelet combo :)

October 5th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
 6 

What a wonderful win win collaborative friendship. Like people, lovely bracelets by themselves, but even better side by side! True ArtFire spirit.
Anita in AZ

October 5th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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