Saturday, May 5, 2012

taking the plunge

mary jane dodd

awaken - 2012

we all have a language we speak in that is our very own... a language that reflects the inner workings of your mind, your heart... 

buying expensive tools can be scary - do i really need it? can i get by without it? but sometimes you need it to get to the next level... 

i decided that a stamp set with a custom font would be beneficial to my work... the sets i have are wonderful and will certainly continue to be used... 

infinity stamps thus far has been a wonderful company to work with... i got the rights to a font and took the plunge... 

they have been terrific - as i have asked to see different sizes - 5 to be exact - that differ by as little as 0.125mm... and all between 2-3mm... 

i nailed it down last night and now cannot wait to see them... 

one of the biggest hurdles i jumped is saying, 'that's not quite right, could i see it in another size?' i hate being a bother... but as my grandmother said 'it's your dollar, you should get what you really want.'  

so ask if you need something, most people are happy to accommodate... 






8 comments:

Alice said...

How exciting to have your very own customized font stamp set!

Because I have a small budget, I agonize over every purchase I make. In fact I've put myself on a bead diet for this year, which is really difficult. Instead I'm trying to focus on purchasing tools and equipment I need to take my business to the next level. But for me, it's scary stuff--wondering if I bought the right tool, or if I can actually learn these techniques and make them work for me.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

One thing I have learned with age (or got the nerve with age) is to be clear about what you want. Especially if you are paying for an item or a service. In my younger years, I used to think that I might be offending someone..... even if that was the furthest thing from my mind. I can't wait to see your work with your stamps :o)
MaryAnn

Libellula Jewelry said...

Alice-
I've been doing the exact same thing. Tools, tools, and more tools...but not the "do I really need this" type of purchases. I've upgraded basics and gotten my Smith torch and my kiln, etc. Looking at beautiful beads has become painful ;)
-Susan

Julie Holmes said...

I'm excited for you Mary Jane! It is hard sometimes sticking to a vision...but how will you ever know the outcome if your vision ends up being someone else's because they talked you into a different tool, material...etc. I catch myself letting my sons influence me with their critiques, when...hello...neither one has ever worn a stitch of jewelry. Can't wait to see your new font!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Another personal self image hurdle conquered!! I am proud FOR you.

Izzy said...

That's so exciting!! I can not wait to see.

Sharon said...

Congratulations! Hope they arrive soon so you can show them off!

stacilouise said...

I know beauty and love will come from those stamps, so they are worth it!

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