I added five new pairs of earrings to the shop last week. Like a turtle wading through molasses, I’m finally showing them to you now. [I finally got a diagnosis for my exhaustion and pain. I have fibromyalgia. I’m not happy to have it, but I’m glad to finally have a diagnosis. I’ll be writing more about that in a later post. As you might imagine, I have a lot to say about it.]
But for now, earrings. All images link to their respective listings in the shop.
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I have several invisible disabilities, most of them intermittent. Unfortunately they’re getting worse, and some of them aren’t so intermittent anymore.
I’d really like to keep working (I still have so many ideas!), but between the pain and the lack of energy, well, work isn’t happening so much. It’s not just the making. It’s the photography, the marketing, the shipping, the bookkeeping. It all takes energy. And without all of it, a business doesn’t work. And if the business doesn’t work, I don’t make enough money to live.
I’m in the beginning stages of applying for disability. And I started a Patreon.
If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s a place where creators (like me) can set up a site and patrons (like you) can subscribe to a membership community. Depending on the level you subscribe at, you get access to posts I write that I don’t post anywhere else, the haiku I compose about insomnia and pain, free knitting patterns, discounts on my jewelry and handspun yarn, access to a private Facebook group, and a pair of handmade earrings each month.
If you’d like to subscribe and become part of my community (for as little as $1 a month!), it would mean the world to me! Become a Patron today!