Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Never Have Sales...but Wednesday Is My Birthday!

I am sale-phobic. Fairchild Designs has never had a sale because of it. I have scary head images of devalued product; nightmares of having too many sales; and customers who don't take my prices seriously because of it. So I avoid them altogether. It's not that I don't want to give customers and potential customers a great deal every now and then, I probably just have irrational fears about having sales.

But... Wednesday, June 24 is my birthday and to help overcome my sale phobia, I'm actually having a one day sale.

So yes, instead of a party, I'm have a sale. Can you imagine a better way of celebrating than offering customers a discount for a day??? I do so appreciate my customers, so all items in my Etsy shop will be marked down up to 28% Midnight to Midnight. Enjoy!!!

Sneak-Peak Tuesday... La Vie En Rose

Here is the latest installment of Sneak-Peak Tuesday. This is a necklace comprised of pink amethyst, white topaz, and and rubellite garnet with a 35 carat perfect pink amethyst as the focal stone. It's stunning!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The New "Baby"

I had been tracking a special package through FedEx for days. Every afternoon I would check to see where my special package was, just so I would have assurance that each day it was getting closer and closer to my house(potentially disturbing, I know). It was supposed to arrive on Friday and I waited all day Friday because of the required signature delivery. I was a little disheartened, but more anxious than anything else when tracking updated at 4:30pm to say it wasn't arriving that day. I was certainly excited that Monday was THE day. On Monday, I also waited all day. Every time a FedEx truck would enter my neighborhood, my heart did a little flutter (yes, potentially disturbing again). However, at 4:30pm, the tracking information updated to say that it wasn't going to be delivered until Tuesday. I was so FRUSTRATED! I waited all day, for two whole business days...and all I wanted was my package!!! I called FedEx customer service and without rant or rave from my end of the phone, they completely redeemed the whole company by sending out a driver from 30 minutes away to deliver just my package. I was beeming at 5:45pm when the driver pulled up to my house and handed me 5 lbs. of bliss. Want to know what it was???

I swear there was an angelic choir in my house when I opened the package. It was seriously like Christmas when you're six years old; I could not have been more giddy. One of the most difficult parts, after waiting aimlessly for FedEx, was waiting for the battery to charge. Oh happy day, I have wanted a DSLR camera for 4 years and this specific model since it came out. Below is a small sampling of images I captured early Monday evening.

Yes, I still managed to make dinner that night...and I even took a picture. =)

This is a little fern in the front area of my house.

A delicate arugala flower, who's lovely leaves made it into my dinner.
Though I am super food conscious, Coke is a serious weak spot...and a great test subject.
I am so thrilled to see where this wonderful camera takes my Fairchild Designs pictures. I could not be more overjoyed!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The First Sneak-Peak Tuesday!

I always have large projects (and sometimes smaller ones too) in the works. Gorgeous and elaborate gemstone designs with lovely color schemes just waiting to be finished! I get excited thinking about them sometimes...and now am thrilled to share this with you. Each Tuesday, I will offer a preview of what's coming.

This is my first Sneak-Peak Tuesday:

I don't have a name yet, but I do know it's going to be a necklace. What are the gems you might ask? A beautiful foliage-inspired palette of green apatite, prasiolite (green amethyst), multi-colored sapphires, and a truly stunning 27 carat Green Amethyst twist/step faceted drop briolette. The gems are likely to be paired with bright silvers, though I've been entertaining the iea of oxidized too.


Resurrection of a *dead* blog

I think there can be romantic feelings when one starts a blog. It must be somewhat similar to the individuals who aren't "pet people", but get a pet.

Love at first sight...with the best of intentions. The time, the care, the expectations, the warm fuzzy feelings all start out strong in the beginning. And slowly but surely each one slips, slips, slips until the poor thing is neglected and Caretaker of the Year is looking for a new owner on Craigslist.

I guess it's a really great thing this is a blog and not a sweet animal. But it has to be said....

I have killed my blog. The poor thing has been severely neglected and has kicked the bucket. I had all those warm and fuzzy feelings in the beginning. There were hopes and dreams for this blog too. Visual ideas stored in my head just waiting to be welcomed into the internet world. But I didn't do anything with them unfortunately. A while back I even thought, "I should take my blog address of my etsy site because I'm too embarrassed to have anyone visit here!" I didn't.


there is a new light and a second wind. I am now fully committed to a vibrant, healthy, and ACTIVE blog. Hurray for fairchilddesigns.blogspot.com! She's turning a new leaf. =)
So to the few stragglers who still might check back here, you're about to see some great changes.