I know my posts have been few and far between, but life is rolling along just as steadily as ever. David is in Lexington for a few days building out a network, and the kids and I are holding down the fort at home. It’s been cool and rainy, and currently there are piles of 1/2-inch-thick paint mixed with glitter on the kitchen table (most of it made it onto the paper).
Zia and I have been brainstorming for ways she can earn money–since nine-year-olds have such a dire need for cash–and I finally decided she could try making simple things to sell in my shop.
We went to the Denver Coliseum over the weekend for the annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry Show. It was huge and very awesome. It was so overwhelming it was hard to choose anything, but I finally spent $38 and came home with a few beautiful rocks and lots of ideas.
Zia and I planned out a necklace with an agate slab from Peru we bought there, and she made it the next day–the boho necklace pictured above.
She now has her own section of the shop–Made by Zia. I made sure she knew that selling things takes time, but at this point, her excitement about making things for the shop has transcended her deep need for cash, haha.