I've had a couple of questions lately that I thought I would address in my blog.
One questions was, "What is the perfect gift?"
This came from a young man that was wanting to purchase a gift for his girlfriend. That question was easy to answer. The perfect gift has a lot of thought behind it. It doesn't have to be expensive. It could be something as simple as a card that was picked out with a lot of thought behind it. I told him, "Don't buy a gift just to be saying I bought you a gift. Put some thought into it."
I asked him to tell me about his girlfriend. As he talked and described her to me, I saw the light bulb come on. Did I lose a sale? Yes. Did it bother me? No. I got a telephone call saying that I helped him pick out the perfect gift by talking to me, and he thanked me profusely. Did I have a happy customer? Yes! I do believe when this young man decides to buy a piece of jewelry or have one made, he will come back.
The other question was, "Why don't you blog more? You should blog everyday."
Well, I'm not one of these people that can talk on a blog unless I have something to say, something to impart. Now don't think I can't talk. I can talk your leg off, just ask my friends.
I carry on conversations with people through messaging on my Facebook Page GNJ Jewelry and some even call me. I answer their questions, guide them in what they want to do in their creation processes, or just talk.
I don't think you want to hear about my day. I'm like you. I have household duties and other things in my daily life similar to yours.
Do you want to see each step I take in making a piece of jewelry, or do you simply want to see the finished product? Me, I want to see the finished product unless I'm interested in learning how to make a similar product.
To learn how to make something, I go to You Tube or find a class to learn how to do it. I'm lucky in a sense that I go to Connor, MT every Wednesday to West Fork Mountain Gallery. That is where I've learned to wire wrap, to bead, kumihimo and other types of creating. I've also gone to classes at Sweetwater Mercantile here in Hamilton, MT for a couple of classes. I don't have to go very far to find someone that can teach me what I want to learn. I have taught classes, mainly one on one.
So, if you have any questions, just contact me. I'll be glad to help. If I don't know, I'll do my best to find the answer or put you in touch with someone who can answer your question. And...I promise....when I do have something to blog about; I will. Who knows, maybe one of your questions will end up in a blog.
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram under the name GNJ Jewelry or here through my contact form.
Have a great day!