I started writing tutorials on image transfers recently, at the urging of and with the help of my wonderful friend, Linda Riopel of NKDesigns, who helped me get them published in PDF format. I listed them in the Etsy shop and the response and positive feedback have been tremendous and a little overwhelming.
It is very humbling to realize so many people are interested in my work, and the thought that people who have never worked with polymer clay want to learn how through one of my tutorials is amazing to me. I love this aspect of writing the tutorials because bringing new people to the medium of Polymer Clay is as satisfying to me as anything I create with my hands. It is such a versatile medium with endless color and design possibilities, and I want everyone to experience it.
So, I have been sitting here for the past two weeks, slightly stunned at the response to the tutorials, especially when I realized where they were going. What did we ever do without the world wide web? It just blows my mind to think that with the click of my mouse, I can send a tutorial to Japan or Slovenia, places I will probably never get to visit in person.
Since the first tutorial sold, I have emailed them to Australia, Canada, Isreal, Spain, Japan, France, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia; and 12 states in the United States: Tennessee, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New York, Arizona, Texas and New Mexiso.
My pendants and brooches have found homes in Australia, Western Australia, Austria, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, and 28 states in the United States: South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Connecticutt, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, California, North Dakota, Kansas, Illinois, Florida, Rhode Island, Oregon, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Arkansas, Washington, Maine, Arizona, Idaho, Montana and Pennsylvania.
Many of my customers have also become wonderful friends who keep in contact with me after the tutorial or pendant is delivered. Many of them have sent me photos or posted photos of the necklace designs they have made with my pendants, and I am in the process of creating a customer photo gallery feature for the blog, so all of you can see their gorgeous creations, too!
So, I just wanted to thank everyone who has purchased a tutorial, a pendant, a brooch, commented on my blog, my flickr photostream or visited with me by email.
The internet is an amazing thing, and you are all the best part!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!