I share this with everyone not to garner pity or allies or to get an "Aww, Shy...you're better than that" but to assure my loyal customers, previous customers, future customers, lurkers and even copycats alike who are reading this that I take great pride in what I do. Yes, you can probably find charms like mine on the net for half the price, but know that every charm I create is made with great detail and great care. I can assure you that this isn't my way of making a quick buck. Shielou is VERY important to me, important enough that I made the decision to make this a career rather than choose the profession I had studied and hoped for. But I'm okay with that, I'm okay of being a "starving artist"...well...more like "decently fed" :P because I REALLY love what I do and the sacrifices are worth it. ^__^
So to copycats everywhere--and I say this with much sincerity--Good luck in all your endeavors...because you'll need it! ^__^ Ooohh, snap! lol *sigh* That was probably really childish on my part but I never claimed to be very mature either. :P With that said, all I can do now is ignore them and keep my focus on what's ahead. I'll continue on and keep moving forward, keep coming up with new ideas, designs and techniques, because at the end of the day the only person who can really hold me back is myself. I won't let copycats get to me any longer, because I know I'm the better person in every which way that counts. ^__^ So bring it!!
But on a much happier note I finally have a couple of new items including a pair of Bella and Edward earrings. I don't really make earrings because personally I avoid wearing them at all cost. I just don't like the feel of them. I know, I'm weird but they're sooo cute!!
Also, if Edward is bound for hell then I'd love to tag along too. ~__^ Just kidding! I feel like this piece was a long time coming. No one has ever asked for it but I was watching Twilight (again) and thought..."Hey! This moment deserves an inspired jewelry piece!" They're sturdily glued together so they hang nicely embracing. Awww! I didn't add his sunglasses for a number of reasons, the main one being who would want to cover up those golden eyes? But upon request I can add the sunglasses. If I must. :P
Please come back this Wednesday where I hope to have new items! I learned that the best way to deal with copycats is to stay ahead. As I said previously, bring it! I don't mind working even harder! I will not be defeated. Forgive me if I sound like some freaky warrior going into battle but I'm feeling really good and positive. My gloom in the past couple of weeks has dimmed. It's true what Buddha said, "Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace." ^__^
"...I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul." ~Invictus