|Scrabble tile necklace by SugarPanda.|
So that second part is what I've been working on tonight: the website. I spent way too long (but had a ton of fun) getting the customer gallery in order. All kinds of customer photographs I've gathered over the years. It of course took way longer than planned. And since I really only have a week or so left to contact stores before everyone gets caught up in Christmas, I may save the rest of this time-consuming task until mid-December. I'm very much looking forward to this aspect of my wholesale work.
I also heard a fun story from Sarah Shaw of a designer contacting 1800 stores in two weeks. Ninety percent of the shops she contacted asked for a catalog, and of those 30% placed orders. That's crazy! (and wonderful).