New Year Resolutions for 2016

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've been able to blog. A lot has happened between 2015 to 2016...

Middle Age
My business has reached a 15 year milestone. While not all of those years were spent full-time, Peggy Li Creations jewelry has been a true labor of love. And like all relationships, there are ups and downs. Approaching my 15 year anniversary, I found myself reaching out for new challenges, education and inspiration. I'd gotten into comfortable routines with my business but that is no way to grow. So for 2016, I hope to make some changes at peggyli.com, including:

- a website refresh
- new jewelry designs
- images featuring model shots

Middle Age
For the first time ever, hundreds of jewelry pieces later, I have injured my hand. It wasn't that busy a December, so my injury is a harsh wake up that my body isn't starting to work the same or heal the same. As another birthday approaches, I absolutely need to prevent injuries if I want to maintain my business as a small business, a solo act. So it's time to reevaluate my working set ups and get myself some more ergonomic tools.

ergonomic jewelry tools
New year, new ergonomic tools.

Middle Age
The past few months have also been a challenge as my parents, who live near me, are starting to feel their age. We've had a few accidents and a few hospital stays. You know these life changes are coming yet of course you are never prepared. Luckily I also have siblings on hand to help, but the stress of trying to take care of loved ones is often overwhelming.  Your parents become like children, except unlike children, they will not grow stronger and more independent...

I've had a hard time focusing on my work and that is how it should be. But I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, my fans and supporters for sticking with me!  I promise, I will be back! Plus, there are some very exciting developments for Peggy Li Creations in 2016. The train rolls on...

Here's to health, wealth and happiness in the new year. Happy New Year, everyone.

xoxo
Peggy Li

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Those ergonomic jewelry tools are the best! I'm only 23 but hours and hours of making jewelry takes its toll on my hands, and I really feel it if I don't use ergonomic tools. I hope your parents are doing better now, and I'm excited to see what you make this year :)

Justice Abrielle said...

Those ergonomic tools definitley make a difference! I too am starting to feel the eddects of jewelry making. I hope all works out for you and your parents.I too look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Lisa Cawley Ruiz said...

What is the brand name of those ergonomic tools you found? Are they sold online? Thanks so much!

Lisa Cawley Ruiz said...

What is the brand name of those ergonomic tools? Are they sold online? Thank you!

Peggy Li said...

Hi Lisa,
they are Lindstrom RX tools and you can find them online at places like Rio Grande or Beaducation.

I like Lindstrom the best since they are smaller in size for my smaller hands.

Best,
Peggy