Monday, June 4, 2018

Yellow Rose Cross Stitch, Old Finishes

Sneaking in a finish. This one has been a long time in the making. So much so, that I lost the chart, and had to buy it again.  Very small Yellow Rose cross stitch on 14ct white. Just under 5x7in, with backstitching and one blended color in the rose.  Happy to have this done, I have a few more like this that have sat for a while.  Up on Ebay and Etsy listing will be coming soon.

I am almost done with my Pink Goldfish, so I should have that up here in a few days. It's been fun, not as scary as I though, for a bigger project, or being square. But, I will, absolutely being doing other crafts than just the diamond paintings.  I am resolved to get some older projects finished and listed of all kinds.  Have to finish the old, to make room for the new, anyway.

I'm also back to buying some beads and other things. It will be a bit different, but I am still keeping some stock, as I can also get some much needed crafting supplies as well--finally. So the beads on ebay will not be disappearing as quickly as you think. Still need a little boost in getting by, will just have to see how long and how well it is working. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

WIP of Pink Goldfish diamond painting, plans

Excited.  I took on a big(certainly for me, anyway) project, and jumped in.  Sticking with it pretty well. This is my Pink Goldfish in Bubble diamond painting.  My first square one, I think I like round better, but I've adapted pretty well, not as scary as I thought.  And it's 40x40cm(16x16), the largest I have done, and it is full coverage.  I was pretty nervous to see the amazing sea of pink drills that were in the package.  I had thought there were some more variations in the colors, but not really. I am plugging away, a few hours here and there, this is pretty close to about half done.  I would like to have it finished really soon, like a week, and up for sale. I have other projects of diamond paintings waiting, as well as a couple needle projects in the works that are also calling, for a bit of a break. I;m pushing to try to do some items on commission, as well, a bit of interest for that.

If you would like to purchase one of these kits, they do come in different sizes, and you can buy it from the shop link, which will take 2-3 weeks to arrive, many countries and paypal accepted .  Pink Goldfish   or I also have 2 of these in the 40x40cm size ready to ship immediately in the US. I've counted the drills, and with paypal, they are ready to go.  Please find me on the Facebook link for TurquoiseRoads for details.

I am on most social media with those pages, if you just search.  I have a few to change or update. Life has still been crazy, and not in a good way.  So I have been pacing myself for increasing shop responsibilities.  When I have the Pink Goldfish done, and up here, I will announce some of my plans and start finalizing some links and cross over things.

So, more updates soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tie Dye Roses Diamond Painting, beads gotta go

So yay, a finish in a decent amount of time! For me, anyway, lol. And it was a little bigger than I remembered, this is 30x48cm. (about 12x19in). I need to be finishing projects a lot faster right now, some things have changed---some related to the online censorship underway.  So, I'm starting some real hustle.  This is already on Ebay, if it hasn't sold really quickly, I'll get it to Etsy. This is a partial diamond painting, done with round drills.

Next diamond painting is probably a pink goldfish, should arrive any day.  I have 2 extra of that kit, I ordered to be able to sell direct. I will quality check that all the drills are there, before sending out or listing elsewhere for sale.  This is full square, 40x40cm. Can check out my TurquoiseRoads Facebook page for the details. I also have some round drills that have already arrived, listed on Bonanza. Will be taking requests for more to order, I'll add those a few at a time.

In the meantime, I am growing the website tremendously. Not just diamond paintings, but getting around to listing some more jewelry, makeup, a few more dresses, and even some cellphone bling cases.  About as quickly as I can get them listed, in between everything else going on.  I'll be able to pace myself to be a little slower, once the summer is in full swing.  I'd like to concentrate on more crafting by then.

And the beads, still need to go. A lot of inventory on The Blushin Rose, that really needs to go. I'm trying to add more items to the auction side, but it's not moving fast enough.  I have a lot of other items that I want to start listing, and some changes to make. I might put them on sale soon, but not yet. I will not be re ordering, 95% of what's listed, will be gone.

More updates soon!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Siamese Cat in Blue Diamond Painting, bead sell off

Yes, finally done. My Siamese Cat in Blue.  This is a diamond painting, a partial, the cat except for the eyes, is the only part worked, in round drills.  Really glad to have this one done, it's so nice, and I had started it almost a year ago, before things got a little crazy.  The Ebay listing is done, if it lasts, it will head to Etsy soon.  

Means I get to move on to one that I call Tie Dye Flowers.  Another quick partial, I am hoping to have done fast. I would like to take a break and work on a cross stitch after that, in between. But I also have a Pink Goldfish coming, full and square, that I will be itching to start.  I need to get a couple other kinds of projects done, though in between.

Not as many as I thought. I finally got all of my personal items back, after being packed and split between places, and some suffered damage.  A couple of expensive cross stitch kits, some pixel projects already started, and several large paint by numbers not open, bunch of yarn lost too, water damage.  Sigh. I try not to think about that!  I will get a few of those replaced, that I can, but I'm sure the originals are old enough, that it will have to be new designs. As I am really happy with the diamond painting, it's still not all that much angst, sorta. 

To that end, I think I may also sell off some cross stitch patterns.  I have some large HAED ones that I suspect I will not work on.  Just reality.  I will be converting a few to diamond paintings(and am offering supplies for those that want to do that with patterns), but the reality is those would become massive diamond paintings, even with mid range patterns, and that is probably out of my interest range.  Anything past a decent poster size, I don't think I could work on, store or sell easily.  Pretty sure those will end up on ebay.  Nothing unusual, not ancient, but stuff that needs to go, I think, once I look them over.  Those will probably be fixed price listings, as I am in no hurry to be rid of them, and am still looking for about half price.  These are the paper charts, I have some pdfs that I am stuck with, and those will be my convert to dp projects for sure.

I don't think I had mentioned that I will be selling off almost all the beads, as well. So check out my ebay items.  I'm not ready to post about changes to the business yet, in a concise manner, but it will be very soon.  That is one change. I am going to stop selling beads, sooner than I expected.  I will keep a handful of the very best sellers, silly not to, but everything else listed as a bead item, needs to go, and will not be restocked. BUT I AM STILL IN FULL SWING FOR BUSINESS.  If anything, you may notice a dramatic increase in items. But they will be craft items, kits, supplies, diamond painting supplies and kits, a few women's items, and handcrafted finished work, at a more rapid rate(yay). 

If you have been following along for the website for TurquoiseRoads, remember you can find me now on nearly every social media platform.  I think I will be opening a Facebook Group, as well, for professional diamond painting buy/sell of kits, supplies and finished art. Not enough hours in the day!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fringed Purple Tulips Done, Chinese New Year

A finish! First of 2018, and first one in quite a while, at least for anything new, not re makes.  So this is the Fringed Purple Tulips, a diamond painting.  It's a partial, just the flower blooms are done in the raised dots.  It's small, 40x30cm, with round drills.  It's currently on Ebay  not sure it will last long, (will have to see if I can get another one if it does) but I will get it to Etsy then before the end of the month, if it's still up.  Fun stuff.  Think I will go back to the Siamese cat one that I was working on, it was giving me a little trouble, but ready to work on it again.

So, one thing about these Chinese items, is that they follow a different holiday schedule.  And right now, it's the Chinese New Year.  And what does that mean?  No shipping for 2 weeks from my suppliers from there.  Holy cr*p!  But it's true. So all this amazing hard work I have been doing lately on my other site, TurquoiseRoads is somewhat for naught, this second.  Yikes.  I've added a lot of diamond painting kits, working on some sexy dresses, and makeup and such.  You can still order, it will just be near the end of the month before anything ships.

Patience in the day of instant everything.  Anyway, I should have some more updates and perhaps another finish very soon.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

WIP of New Start, New Year

First new start of the year, actually, first work of any crafting of the new year.  I got this last year, on ebay, I call it Fringed Purple Tulips, a partial diamond painting. Really love the colors, just the flowers are filled in, in purples.  Round drill, 40x30cm.  It's a mood lifter, and I am enjoying a little peace and quiet, working on it.  Since it's small, hopefully I will have it finished and listed for sale, in the next few days; I'll post an update when it's ready, along with some other updates about business in general.

Life is still tough.  I have moved again.  Back near where I was, but not the exact part of town, as I couldn't handle doing that.  A temporary place, with nearly no distraction.  Not sure how long that will be, but at least a few months.  I hope to make some real progress in mentally, emotionally, and crafting/business healing.  Things are going well in the business sense, just a little tough when I have so many pieces to keep together, alone, and my expenses are so high right now. 

But it's a new year.  I'm working through it.  Hoping that this year brings some smoother sailing as I start to get myself righted.....instead of looking back at how painful(and scary) last year was.  Peace to all that are struggling.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hot Corvette Diamond Painting Kit, plug links

Diamond Painting Hot Corvette Car in Desert   from my TurquoiseRoads  shop.  Just one of the many random craft kits and women's items being added. I wish I had more to show for my own progress on the diamond paintings, but I am not able to spread out and get that going right now.

Since I don't have much of any updates, I thought I would put a few plugs out there, as I am quietly still working on my storefronts, etc.  A few hiccups with some slower shipping times, which may continue for a short while longer, but otherwise, MOST business as usual.

One of the things not as usual, is my crafting.  Not only do I not exactly have the time, but my mental and emotional health is a little frazzled.  The past few months have been extremely stressful, and trying to sit and craft, when I feel like there are so many other things to be doing, and frankly, not able to relax, at all.......just not really working.  So if anyone has been watching my FB on The Blushin Rose, etc. that's why there have been no updates, and unfortunately, pretty ignored.  My interpersonal brightness just isn't around again yet, sorry.

For those watching the ebay things for dropship, the upheaval of the summer, and the storms, put me in a precarious spot, and the ebay storefront is closed, for now, on that. I have slowly been moving them, on relevant items, to The Blushin Rose space on ebay.  I have opened an additional Bonanza site, to list all of that inventory, and more, as it moves slower, and there are very little restrictions.

Busy.  It's plenty for me to plug away at, moving and sorting items, it's a tedious process to list items from scratch.  Real bead, kits, crafts, growth etc, is in a holding pattern until next year sometime, spring at least.

On that note, my personal situation has not resolved, at all.  Not sure what I am doing in a new town, so far from where I was. Not getting much assistance anywhere, and can't get settled.  So if anyone feels like being nice and letting me have some relief,  please feel free to go shop and make some purchases.  If you'd simply like to donate a few dollars to the cause, I've used some old links and brand new, to set up a little funding.  Paypal  and ko-fi  have been set up.  I will be in some real need until at least mid January minimum.

Blessings, hopefully I have some better news soon.