Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Show Day

Tomorrow night I will be at The Bliss Show. I have posted a flyer with details for anyone in the area. I have been working hard to get enough jewelry for the show so there may be a few new goodies up after the show if they don't sell.

If you have tried to make a purchase and have noticed that Paypal and money order are the only option please know that I am aware of the problem and am trying to fix it. The credit card gateway should be fixed soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hope you are having a great week.

Posted in Show Talk_

Monday, November 28, 2005

Last of the New Jewelry

New Jewelry

Monday, November 21, 2005


You guys have to check this out. This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. According to gizzogle Sharma Designs:

"Sharma Designs jewellery manages tha unique fizzy of being handmade, ... What's even betta news is thizzat Sharma Designs is very generously ridin' pimp .."

"Accessorize yo originality at Sharma Designs. Website URL:, www.sharmadesizzles."

"Sharma Designs is a boutique of handmade necklaces n earr'n designed by Sharla Samuelson in S-U-Double-Nizzy California straight from long beach"

"Sharma Designs is a boutique of handmade necklaces n messin' designed by Sharla Samuelson in S-U-Double-Nizzy California . Drop it like its hot. All necklaces is one of a kind n ..."

You get the idea. Too too funny. I could spend hours gizoogling things.

Other Things I Love_

A Great Review

Sharma Designs received another great review this month. I sent Kellea from Shopping Mommies a wire wrapped bracelet similar to this one. She in turn gave me a five star review!

You can read it here

Posted in Celebrate_

Great Weekend!

Whew! What a weekend. I drove down to Costa Mesa Friday morning. I got there around 4:00 and headed out to set up for my jewelry party at 6:00. The home party was a great success. There was lots of people, lots of food and of course, plenty of jewelry. I got to see some friends that I haven't seen in awhile too. That's always fun. You will notice that things are starting to look a little bare on the website. Those ladies were there to shop! Thanks to Marsha for throwing such a sucessful party. She earned a few necklaces too(including the bold shell mosaic necklace that everyone has been drooling over) so she was one happy hostess.

After packing up the show I got back to my sister's around 11:00. We stayed up for hours talking. We knew we both had an early morning but we had to catch up! Our early morning started at 5:30am. My sister very generously got up with me to help me go get my display ready even though she was in a wedding later that day. Thank god she was there! I couldn't have done it without her.

The Saturday show was not very sucessful. I was not in a good spot as you can see by the pictures. There were these huge signs hovering over my little table and blocking the sun from my display. It's funny because the rules CLEARLY stated that there were to be no props. hmmm. Yes the organizers will be getting a complaint letter from me.

On a positive note, I did get a ton of compliments on my jewelry. I heard "wow you really are an artist, You're jewelry is so unique, and What funky jewelry" I also got many many compliments on my display. Including many people wanting to buy the little mannequinns. Thanks Carrie for all your tips and help with my display! Here is a pic of my sister and I before the event started:

A couple of the people at the event looked at my sign with my Sharma girl on it and said, "Oh it's you!" Too funny. When Carrie made my logo it didn't really look like me but I guess it kinda does now. I never even thought about it before.

After the show ended at 3:00 I packed everything up and drove straight home. It took me about 6.5 hours. I was exhausted but happy to be in my own bed and even happier to see my munchkin. I missed her.

So that was my weekend! I will be busy this week trying to make more jewelry and get ready for the next show!

Have a great Monday!

Posted in Show Talk_

Monday, November 14, 2005

The Best Kind of Compliment

Yesterday I saw this blog review in my visitor tracker on my website. I knew the review was going to be done but it was still nice to stumble upon it. The nicest part was that when I sent my friend the link she said "I knew it was your jewelry just from the picture - even before I read your name".

As a jewelry designer, you definitely strive to have your own look. That comment totally made my day.

Posted in Celebrate!_

Sunday, November 13, 2005

They're Up!

The new jewelry is up on the site. It took me longer than I had hoped but its there now.

I worked on getting the finishing touches for my show display table today. My boyfriend sweetly pitched in to help. First he hung out with the terror while I finished my shopping (she wants to touch everything and hates to be held when she could be getting into things). Then he helped set up the display and fixed a few things. I love a guy that's handy. After having a few that weren't I really appreciate it when I can hand something to him and say "please fix this" and he actually can.

So the show "to do" list is slowly being chipped away at. I will definitely post pictures of everything after next weekend.

I have a few e parties lined up this week and next. I would recommend that if you have your eye on any particular piece that you get it right away. It may be gone by next week.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Posted in Business Babble_

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Before the Craziness..

Here are the last few new pieces. I have a "to do" list a mile long of things to get done before next Friday. So, away go the beads and out comes the checklist. Getting ready for shows is a lot of work. I haven't done a show in awhile because of being preggers and then having a baby. Hopefully it will all come back to me before next week ends.

These pieces should be up on the site by Friday:

Posted in Jewelry Previews_

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Need more Coffee

My energy seems to run on a three week cycle these days. The first week I am full of energy. I can stay up until 2:00, get up at 7:00 and still make it through my day and a workout. The second week I am losing a little steam. I can't stay up later than 12:00 but I do have plenty of energy during the day. The last week I am dead tired. I can't stay up later than 11:00. I am tired when I wake up and drag myself through the day. I frequent Starbucks and try to weasel my way out of workouts.

This week is a last week. I am just so tired. I have no extra energy but I have so much to do! I have 4 shows booked for the Holidays. I am trying to gear up my website for the Holidays. I just finished a bridesmaid project.

I did manage to make a few new pieces tonight. I need to make lots of new pieces though!

Here was my pick me up for the day...Sharma Designs Bold Shell Mosaic necklace is featured in the Euro Chic Dashing Design article. What a cute site huh? I am very excited to be a part of their feature.

Now I am off to bed (As soon as ER is over)

Posted in Business Babble_

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

New Jewelry

Posted in Jewelry Previews_