Jewelry Kits and Guides to Austin

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was doing some guest blogging over at Indie Fixx. I wrote an article on Free Marketing, Look Books and yesterday my guide to Austin went live. For those of you that live in Austin or have visited I am curious to get your opinion on the matter. I keep thinking of places I forgot to mention, but alas a few things are not going to make the cut. It was fun to write because I get lots of emails from people coming to Austin to visit wanting to know suggestions on what to do and now I can just send them the link.

Also on Indie Fixx this week they posted a new review of The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry.

Thanks so much Jen and Marie you guys are the best! Here is a quote from the review…
But let’s get down to brass tacks here; not all crafters are direction followers. Nor do all crafters have access to a multitude of plastic gnomes (though not for lack of wanting). For you, The Working Girl’s Guide to Handmade Jewelry will have you eyeballing that pile of junk mail in a whole new way.

I have to agree I am one of those people that never reads the instructions, I look at pictures to figure it out and get inspiration. However as far as having access to plastic gnomes, I have your problem solved…we are adding kits to Naughty Secretary Club with supplies to make a lot of the projects in the book including the plastic gnomes and flowers to make the Whistle at Work Necklace!

This makes me think of two things… 1) Are you the kind of crafter that likes lots of instructions or the type that likes lots of pictures? I equate it to the fact that I can cook, but I can’t bake. If the instructions for anything are too rigid I break out into a cold sweat. Though don’t get me wrong I wrote very detailed instructions for the book so you have both! 2) As I am gathering supplies for the kits so that everyone will have access to supplies in the book is there anything that you saw on the pages of The Naughty Secretary Club that you wish you could get your hot little hands on? Leave me a comment and let me know and I’ll start scouring the ends of the earth for it.

Ok I need to go jump in the shower. I have a Stitch meeting at 2, we are meeting with Rare Magazine at 3 and then I have a photo shoot for Rare this evening for something completely different. I can’t show up looking and more importantly smelling like I do so I’m off.

6 Responses to “Jewelry Kits and Guides to Austin”

  1. Tsoniki

    I loved your Austin write up on indie fixx – we live near Corpus Christi now and I hope to get to Austin before we move from TX next year. I’m planning on Maker Faire but we’ll see!

  2. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Glad you dudes enjoyed the Indie Fixx posts. Hey Tsoniki where do you live? My hubby is from Corpus so we go down a few times a year and hit the beach and see the fam. If you make it up to Maker Faire be sure to stop by the Naughty Secretary Club or Duncan booth, I’ll be in one of them 🙂

  3. Sommer

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    I just moved here (San Marcos, TX) from San Diego, California last month! My sister and 2 friends are coming out in September and I have been making a list of where to take them, well, your list helps soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

    Thanks for the great Guide to Austin.


  4. Andreya padty

    Hi Nice Blog .The independent Jewelry Review store can’t offer the same size product selection because they don’t have the finances. The chain stores have better real estate, better product selection, and more money for advertising.


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