She blames me, says I'm the one who got her into it. As I mentioned in one of my last posts, Alex has started designing chainmail jewelry that we're going be selling online under the label Never After. She's really serious about it and says it's my fashion influence. This is the part where I bat my eyelashes and smile because I think she's always been creative. It's one of the qualities I love in women.
Although I haven't quite gotten the merchandise on the website, she's already selling at another avenue. She currently has a few pieces (pictured) in a local boutique!
That's normally a big deal for small designers so I'm really proud of her. So proud that I helped coordinate a mini-trunk show for the boutique's monthly Art Meets Art event. It's where ONLi boutique takes two local artisans (and some wine) and invites people get to know their work.
The artist painted in the back while Alex hung around her little display. I think it was a great turnout for such a warm night. The Bishop Arts' much publicized First Thursday helped. We honestly weren't expecting a sale on her first night in the boutique but one of her bracelets sold! As we're both big believers in omens, we took this as a good sign.
The only thing left to do is for me to get the product pictures on the website. It's been hard with my usual web clients needing things suddenly and my camera eating photos (like the rest from the trunk show). I know it's going to take more time on my part to make the business successful.
We have one bazaar coming up in September and we're applying for a holiday-themed show in November. Alex and I hope that one day her jewelry - and Never After as a whole - will generate a good income. Even if she doesn't consider what she's doing fashion, that's one dream she shares with a lot of designers. What do you think of her designs? Would you wear one of these necklaces?
"It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
~ The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Alex quotes this book a lot.)