For quite a long while I was in a macrophotography group and we shared our close-up photos each Sunday.
I really enjoyed from that and learned a lot. (I love taking photos of flowers, but also practiced on jewelry photos, furniture, buttons, all kinds of objects!) And I've learned a lot from Facebook groups, blogs, books, and more. There's always room for improvement and hopefully, I'll keep improving at photography as well as my jewelry and bead making skills!
|My light tent for indoor jewelry photos.|
Most of my photos are taken this way
so I can photograph in the night and all kinds of weather!
I'd love to hear hear what YOU enjoy most! The feel of clay between your fingers? Getting to pound on metal? Jewelry displays and shows?
I have 2 "least favorites" too. One is listing items ready to sell in my stores.
My laptop stops smiling at me...
and looks more like this during listing times. I have piles of beads and jewelry that need listing. I'll be trying to do more of that soon! I am liking "copy" feature in Etsy rather than having to recreate every entry from scratch! If any of you have other special tricks, procedures, or routines for listing products in your store, I hope you will share!
Finally, my absolute least favorite thing about the business is figuring TAXES. I don't mind paying them nearly as much as I dislike preparing them! UGH... In fact, that is the task I've been working on lately and finished today... just in time to meet with the accountant.
Now if any of you have found a way to keep good records throughout the year so you don't have an annual (or quarterly) nightmare, I would FOR SURE love to hear your secrets! For now, the good news for me is that hard part about doing my taxes this year is done--Oh happy day!
Please drop and line and share your most and least favorites and any tips you'd like to add! I love hearing from you!
Photograph of Light Tent by Sharyl
Clip art: wpclipart.com