Thursday, June 18, 2009

This is the Story of a Girl (Tuesday)

Once upon a time there was a girl who was unhappy.
She couldn't find jewelry that she really liked. It was all either too fancy, too basic, too trendy or just plain too expensive.

"Hmmph!" she harumphed as she sat in frustration.
She sat and she sat. She ate pretzels from the giant barrel she bought at Costco. She drank copious amounts of water because the pretzels made her thirsty.

Then, a thought quietly entered her mind.
"Make it yourself."

"No!" she exclaimed. "I swore off art as a job for the rest of my life!" ** (editor's note: our girl did indeed swear off art as a means of occupation due to extreme disappointment at the hands of too many to list. It's a long story with many characters and gets very ugly in bits. Our advice is to wait for the tell-all novel that dares to name names due out in late 2011.)

After eating more pretzels and drinking more water, our girl has another thought:
"It won't hurt any if I just LOOK for materials on the internet."

Look she did, for hours at a time. She schemed and sketched and laid out plans. She used a calculator. She was very organized.

In the midst of all of this plotting and planning, our girl paused, not for a pretzel, but to realize that she was actually enjoying herself.

Our girl took to jewelry making like a duck to water and made all of the designs that were floating in her head but did not exist in the natural world.


That is the story of Girl Tuesday.
Hope you enjoyed it.
If not, well, at least it didn't cost you anything.

It's been a while since I've been so enamored with a profile on Etsy—and I've certainly never reposted one here—but I had to because Rachel hit this out of the park! It's amazing to me how much hearing the back story of a company and the voice of the maker influences my interest in a product. I guess for me it often really is about the relationship between the two and making that connection.

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