Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Exclusive jewelry items for sale @ Nine Tails!

Yup! You heard that right! Exclusive jewelry merch is now available for sale at Nine Tails in San Antonio, TX. If you haven't heard of them they are a darling little anime store located in the Wonderland of the Americas mall off I-35.

Live in the area? Then you gotta come by and check out my super cute display! I know this isn't the BEST photo... but my items are shown on the bottom row here behind glass.

I made a cute sign and everything!

When making items for Nine Tails I tried to stick with the themes of "anime" and "Hello Kitty" as those are two of their best selling items. I made all new items from hair bows to earrings for my display that I haven't ever made before and really had a blast! Now, I know not all of you live in Texas and can't come out to the store... but don't worry! If you ever have a request or see something you just HAVE to have featured in my Nine Tails photo album on facebook please feel free to message me! I'd be happy to create something cute and unique just for you. :)

Here's a few of my favorite items now available at Nine Tails!

Ouran High School Host Club Hair Bow:

Chibi Zelda Ring:

Pokemon Psyduck Necklace:

 Hope you all come out and say hello! Oh and don't miss out on the upcoming Soda Pop Culture 2 event that Nine Tails will be hosting on February 1st! I'm going to have a booth set up there with all kinds of goodies and there's also going to be live music, gaming and so many more fun things! Hope you see you all there. ;)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Upcoming Art Shows

Well the year has just begun, but I've already started filling up my schedule with exciting art shows and events. My goal is to do one big art show a month (or as many as I can afford to/keep up with) for the year. I had a lot of fun getting into the art show community last year and can't wait to participate in 2014's fabulous shows! Since I was still learning where all the "cool" shows were last year I'm going after the big ones this time. Which is both exciting and scary honestly. At least I'll have an awesome booth buddy to share my joy & sadness with. I don't know what I'd do without Elizabeth of ZombiesGoRawr. ;)

Anyways here's a sneak peek at my current art show schedule. I know many more dates will be announced later on, but just writing this list now made me nervous. I hope I can keep up! Guess I better start making stuff right now.

2014 Art Show Schedule:

February 1st - Soda Pop Culture 2 - San Antonio, TX
March 14-16 - Anime Matsuri - Houston, TX
March 22 - Mizuumi Con - San Antonio, TX
April 5-6 - Starving Artist's - San Antonio, TX
April 11-13 - Lonestar Comic Con - Schertz, TX
June 20-22 - Texas Comic Con - San Antonio, TX

Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Here I Come!!

Holy crap! It's 2014!! Can you believe it? I sure can't. Last year went by WAAY too fast. I hope you all had fun celebrating New Years. I had a nice time celebrating with close friends. I just wish I hadn't gotten sick.. :(

Oh well! Ringing in the New Year sick was still fun. Plus I got to eat some really good food! I just hope this darn cold goes away soon. I don't like it!

Anyways... so now seems about as good a time as any to lay out my New Year's goals and resolutions. Here we go!

By the end of 2014 I hope to be a successful independent business woman! That has been my dream for years now and I think this year it might happen as long as I stay dedicated and can endure the workload.

For jewelry:

1. I hope to keep up with listing ALL new items as they are created. It has not been good for me to continuously make product without putting it in the store to sell. That just clutters up the closet and makes me miss out on opportunities to sell! Sure, when I'm prepping for big shows it's a good idea (and so I will do it in those instances only) but once the show is finished I need to get right back to listing again!

2. I also want to continue creating and expanding my shop to include items outside of jewelry & hair accessories. It has been a long time goal of mine to create clutch bags, aprons and clothing. And the only way to get that done is to just DO IT!

3. I also aim to participate in as many art shows/conventions as possible this year! That way when I'm not selling online I can make enough to live traveling around within my area and continuing to build my fan base. :)

4. I also REALLY want to get a sign to display in my booth when I go to shows.

5. AND I want to finally invest in a freaking printer so I can print out my labels and conveniently work on custom image items from my home. I'm tired of standing in long lines and going to the library!

For Sinsperations:

1. My goal is to list as many things as possible so I can clear out the clutter in my closet. I also plan to go through the pile again and decide if some of the currently unlisted items are really even worth the time and if not donating them.

For me!

1. Well that's tough. I guess to find job stability preferably within my own craft. I want to create things 24/7 and not have to worry about $$ or going to work as a waitress or anything else that ultimately isn't fulfilling to me at the end of the work day.

2. And I want to take a vacation!

And there you have it! Her's hoping that all these things are accomplished by 2015! ;)