Once again, a Big “THANK YOU” to all of my Suzie Q Friends who visited and supported the last two versions of my shop at the Crossroads Market, as well as an extra Shout Out to those of you who have followed me over the years since 2002.
I greatly appreciate getting to know each and every one of you and hope to continue to see some of you at my upcoming Serendipity BEAD STEW events… That would be super-sweet!
And, speaking of “BEAD STEW”… I have so many exciting things to tell you about, so please read on…
Just in case you missed recent Suzie Q eNewsletters, Facebook posts, etc., Suzie Q Studio at the Crossroads Market is NOW CLOSED, as of July 28th, 2019, in order to focus on my new easy-to-make jewelry kits, “Serendipity BEAD STEW”, which I’m incredibly excited about!
If you'd like to know more about the reasons for closing my shop at the Crossroads Market, take a look at my previous blog post>>> "DON'T WORRY I'M ONLY CLOSING MY PHYSICAL SHOP"
So, what have I been up to since I closed my shop three weeks ago?
Well, I’ve been busy, busy, as usual; however, it’s been so fantastic to tackle tasks that always seemed to get pushed to the bottom of my never-ending “To-Do” Lists when I had my shop.
PLUS, I’m working on some bigger, long term “beady” projects that I’m super-stoked about!
(Please see below for more details)
FINALLY… Business cards for “Suzie Q Studio”… YAY!
Between having something pressing to promote or do for my shop every week and my ultra-busy graphic designer, I never had the extra time to get a business card designed and printed.
But, everything happens for a reason, I suppose, because had I created a business card design when I first opened at the Crossroads Market, it wouldn’t have anything about “Serendipity BEAD STEW” on it because it was only launched in April of this year, so I’m extra-happy to have a card that’s totally current with the direction of my business!
What do you think?… Pretty FAB, right?!
Other lingering, unaddressed issues because I was too busy with my store?…A multitude of Social Media situations!
Since closing, I’ve been updating my Suzie Q Studio platforms, including taking a very long look at my Google Business Page, something I had always been too busy to pay too much attention to, even during the years prior to my shop at the Crossroads, and boy-oh-boy, was that ever a big mistake!
A Google Business Page is what comes up on the right-hand side of the page of whatever business that you’re “googling”. Since updating my page with current info and, more importantly, appropriate and engaging photos, WOW!… As of today, I’ve had close to 2500 “LOOKS”, in ONLY two weeks, at the first image that you see at the top of the page!!!
Other Social Media Plans:
• RE: Instagram: @suzieqstudio … I promise I’ll be finishing my “Suzie Q 6-OH! Birthday Trip Story” on my Suzie Q Studio feed as soon as I can, and so sorry for the big pause in the story! As well, my goal is to be posting on a more regular basis, once I get some of my other projects out of the way.
• I’ll be creating a second Instagram account for Serendipity BEAD STEW to feature new kits being added to the website, pics of bracelets created by BEAD STEW online purchasers and at BEAD STEW events, etc.
• I’ve signed up for some Pinterest training to improve my skills (almost non-existent right now) in this department. I’ll keep you posted on Suzie Q PINTEREST developments.
• RE: Facebook: /SuzieQStudioYYC - Please “LIKE” my page, as well as “LIKE” and “COMMENT” on my posts so they'll appear in your own News Feeds :-)
• I’ll eventually be creating a new Facebook Page for Serendipity BEAD STEW too… I’ll let you know when this happens.
• I’m also working on a new website with my “Web-Wizard” sister, Rita… YAY! Of course, this is a longer term project, with all of the other more pressing things to do right now.
I’m very happy to tell you that Serendipity BEAD STEW Bracelet Kits will be available to purchase on the Suzie Q Studio website this September, with oodles of choices for anyone who's inclined, to easily create a wonderful, one-of-a-kind bangle-style bracelet!
AND, here’s some FAB NEWS... If you’re in the Calgary area, I’ve arranged for a local “Pick-Up” location, so that you don’t have to incur any shipping charges. More details to come about this in upcoming eNewsletters :-)
That’s right… The bead combinations that we artfully, hand-select for each Serendipity BEAD STEW Kit, are so unique and fabulous, that no matter how you add the beads in your kit to the bangle wire, you’re guaranteed to have an eye-catching bracelet that you’ll be proud to say, “I made it myself!”… No previous beading experience is needed.
Because the beads are pre-selected in our kits, not only does it save you tons of time in getting your supplies together, but this project is so easy that it’s perfect to create it in a group setting, because you can socialize at the same time as making your bracelet… Fun, or what?!
And speaking of getting creative in a group setting, I’ve got some exciting news!...
Since closing my shop at the Crossroads, I’ve also been working on lining up venues to have Serendipity Do-The-Stew “Nites” & Parties, for participants to feel good being creative with like-minded people and friends in a group setting.
I’m thrilled to announce that the first place that I’ve arranged for BEAD STEW activities is at my friend Sandy’s new store called, “Dream Dog Boutique”!!!
For all of the DETAILS, please check out my Q-Blog post>>> BEADS & DOGS… OH-WHAT-FUN!
More BEAD STEW venues TBA in the upcoming weeks… I’ll keep you posted :-)
HEY!… FYI… There’s now a Serendipity BEAD STEW Gallery on the Suzie Q Studio website… YAY! >>> BEAD STEW INSPIRATIONS
The BEAD STEW Gallery is full of inspiring photos of FAB bracelets, the makers who created them, action shots and much more. As well, this gallery will be updated on a regular basis, so take-a-look often!
~ xo Suzie ️