Monday, April 19, 2010

Beads, 2010 - Interweave

I sent in a bunch of pieces to Interweave and they picked a bunch of them to be featured in Beads 2010.

And seeing as how Dave and I have been "working" on updating my website: Marsha Neal we are now under a new set of pressure to get it finished. Or at least updated in it's current state of what I consider "mess".

In reality, we have talked about it, he has worked on a general layout and has spent the majority of his time on the new header...Which we probably won't even use because the clouds move in and the butterfly used to move too - very cool if I do say so myself (Go Dave!) - but it just makes your computer work hard to download it.

And let's face it, not everyone shopping for my beads is going to be connected to super fast internet.

But what really is getting me frustrated is that I just can't seem to get the new decal pieces and clay shards & twirls up on there.

I've had them scanned back in December 2009 (lost where I saved them to for a bit - had a second baby and a two year old running around...)

It's a mental thing then a time thing really...
Mental because there are SO many potential choices:
With the decals: sizes and drawings in particular...
With the shards & twirls: clay body then the sizes and colors...
I hate having to choose...
So I think we will update the home page to have some new navigation for these pages, even though they may be under construction for the time being.

And I will put the pieces that are featured in the magazines up there to start with. 
That at least gives me something to "choose" to focus on and get my brain and website in gear.

If you see any of my pieces in magazines, but not on my website, email me and I will make them for you.

They might also be in my MarshaNealStudio Etsy shop.

That is until they are featured on the new publications page, where there will be active links to add the pieces directly to the shopping cart. 

Oh, my... it's been since Beads 2007 came out that the publication page was updated... oops!

Guess I've been a little distracted from keeping my website updated since my mom got sick and passed away in 2007 and I've had two kids since then... Thank goodness for blogs and Etsy since I can update them more frequently without fear of screwing up all the inner working of the website. Dave "loves it" when I do that and he has to figure out how to fix it...

Oh, and you can find some cool artist made finished jewelry pieces featuring Marsha Neal Studio items, with all profits being donated to a non-profit organization through the My Mom Pattie Etsy Shop.

Thanks for understanding! I hope to get my butt in gear soon...

Go grab your copy of Beads 2010 on newsstands now! They have some really yummy stuff in there!


  1. Congrats on the Beads 2010. I saw them and they look really good. Websites can be so frustrating. Sometimes Etsy seems so good.
    Have a great day.

  2. congrats!! websites are frustrating... but i admire you and dave for continuing to work at it...
    i think your butt has been in gear for a long time! you just have more things to do with those limited hours in a day... i once read something along the lines that einstein and leonardo only had 24 hours in a day too - yeah, well, i don't think they were doing laundry, feeding kids and doing homework! but maybe i'm a cynic - xo

  3. You had some great pieces in the magazine!! Plus, I'm doing a post featuring some of your work today to celebrate. :) I think the webpage looks great but also know that it's the most frustrating thing when it just won't work right. haaaaaaaaaaa
    Take care!!!


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