It’s time to take my addiction to wire wrap to a new level. Per the direction of my husband (who loves my work), my wire wrap teacher (who thinks my ideas are… well, twisted and wired) and our accountant (who thinks I should sell enough of of my jewelry to pay for my obsession), I have decided to attempt to sell my items. That’s right, I’m a microscopically small business. First off, I had to get a tax ID number. That’s not so hard with the internet. The IRS wants anything and everything they can get their grubby fingers on, so they make it painlessly (painfully?) easy. It’s even free! The next step is to secure the name with the county. Lucky for me, there are no other businesses in Oakland County with the name Twisted and Wired. Ten bucks and I’m in. The third step is to register with the state. This is so when I shop for materials, they won’t charge me sales tax, and indeed some places charge wholesale instead of retail. Plus, some suppliers will only sell wholesale. It took a couple of weeks, and I now have my certificate. Of course, I’ll have to pay sales tax, if and when I sell anything. Next on the agenda is setting up my Etsy store. This will happen in the distant future. The paperwork chase has made me tired and I must energize before I tackle photographing, cataloging and posting my creations. Until then, here are some of the latest: >Copper and pearl bracelet, liver of sulphured. This time I only dipped in for a few seconds. I love it.

Captured moukaite, articulated bail. Copper frame with NuGold wraps.

Silver and amethyst free form ring.

Another silver/amethyst free form ring.

Copper, NuGold and tigereye free form ring.

Copper heart pendant. I’m into hearts, you know.

That’s it for now. Have a happy Easter!

Comments

  • Nancy Spivey

    I love the copper heart! Joanne, these are all beautiful, and I know for a fact how well made they are. If you need a recommendation or a quote, I’d be happy to help you out!

    April 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm
  • Ruvy

    Good luck, Joanne! Were my wife not asleep now, I’d show her your photos.

    April 3, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  • Emily

    I love the copper heart! Joanne, these are all beautiful, and I know for a fact how well made they are. If you need a recommendation or a quote, I’d be happy to help you out!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

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