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i feel shitty, oh so shitty…

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im one of those wonderful people who feels the need to be right and also feels i have to rub peoples nose in it when theyre wrong.

i know , i can hear you all saying, wow what a great trait! it really is.


so through therapy ive come to recognize this feeling inside me, acknowledge where it stems from and how to curb it. sometimes, it just gets the better of me.

the other day, wow did it get the better of me and on social media..woohoo! way to go, me!

i was a part of a group on facebook in which its members post items they no longer need or ask for things they want…all items are free and there are many wonderful rules and power tripping admins as exist on all well run facebook groups.

now i knew it was being run by a cliquey group of women as many had already accused them of favouritism and other mind numbing crimes so i should have known better. but theres some part of me that loves a confrontation, even with dumbasses.

so i clicked on the group a few days ago to have a look around and see what was on offer…a piss pan, some boots, childrens clothing, some books..then i see this posting for someones business page, which usually arent allowed but im sure shes someones buddy so go for it. anyway, the post is for some competition this person is having and to enter shes asking for likes on her page and for people to share it/ well, if you run a business page and have read the terms and conditions on facebook, youd know that facebook doesnt allow these sorts of competitions and is actively taking down pages who host these competitions so with no agenda whatsoever and without any thought (it was 7am and i hadnt even finished my first cup of coffee), i posted a link to an article explaining dos and donts of facebook competitions, thinking i was being helpful and in the spirit of the page and community.


then this admin pops up and asks if thats spam from my account.

now, most normal human being would have left it at that but no, i had to show her how wrong she was in deleting my post without even reading it so i told her that…she replied oh thanks but shes not forcing anyone to like her page..i let her know thats not the point, i dont make the rules i was just trying to help out and share them…she then said oh thanks for that…and then i suggested an apology for deleting my post would have been a better reply. she disagreed. i then realized id gone too far with something so trivial and left the group, quickly.

im a dork. im embarrassed for my behaviour. but i just wanted her to see how right i was and most importantly, how wrong she was but im the one that feels she had her nose rubbed in it.

lessons being learned…this one may take some time.

a rose bombing

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ya ya…i said i wouldnt leave it this long again. i should stop making promises. promises are made to be broken anyway arent they?


ive been busy with stuff over here,

id love your opinions!

also, ive been super busy organizing a community art project, the Art Bomb Project, to take place during our town’s annual street festival, Ennis Street Festival.

we’ve had over 30 donated works of art and craft come in to us to bomb our lovely town. ive created a few pieces, an earring/bracelet set, a purple crochet rose on a background of crochet chains in black and white, and three acrylic paintings…trying my hand at something new. the last time i sat down to paint something was in art class in grade 8. Im a math&science girl at heart so all of this creative arty business is very new to me.

so here are my contributions in all their glory!

handmade jewellery, handmade jewelry, jewelry with a heart, silver, women, accessories, turquoise, ethical, eco-friendlypurple crochet rose, crochet art, handy hooker  peacock feather, acrylic painting, art, art bomb project purpletulips treeinmoonlight

bespoke jewellery…to make or not to make

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i enjoy the idea of making something specifically for one person. that they can participate in the creation of the item theyre going to wear.

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the colours the style, the choice. but it frightens me a bit. maybe im just jaded from all of my past customer service positions. but some clients can be overly fussy and honestly, a pain in the ass. and i think creating custom made pieces can only entice those kinds of people to your business. then i think am i limiting myself in business by not making more custom jewellery?

i dont advertise freely that i make custom pieces, but i will. it expands my creativity, which i welcome! im just held back by the chance of having to deal with nightmare customers.

but i also enjoy making what i want to make and that moment when someone sees my creation and wants it for themselves. thats a great moment.


do you make bespoke anything? what are your experiences?



wix website

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i did it! i clicked around and made a wix website.

i dont know html so dont laugh..i cheated and used wix :) i think it looks good.

let me know what you think!!

a good friend told me i should just buy a domain and use WP with one of the shopping cart plug-ins.

i think i may just do that….i need to learn how to make better decisions and stop jumping into things :) oh well..sometimes thats half the fun.


silver earrings handmade in ireland..ethical and sustainable

~bty xo


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so im sick of etsy.

im tired of not making an sales and seeing all the cheaper listings and being the same as every other shop in the place.

i want my own site but i have no clue. ive tried but i cant afford 20/month right now for an online shop.

then i read wordpress can hook you up with free shop apps? anyone out there taking advantage of it? hows it going for you?

any tips or tricks for a newbie?


i need a good how-to guide. there are so many out there!

would appreciate the advice :)

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