Second Entry

Hello and thank you for reading my new blog, if you have anything you would like to share with me, feel free to write a comment.  I am looking forward to hearing from my readers.

I thought that today I would write about why I decided to start this blog and what I plan to write in it.  I should start with the main purpose of this blog, which is to promote myself and my business.  Along with that I would like to create an entertaining blog that people will want to read and come back to read.  In order to do this I plan on sharing my story.  I plan on sharing the process behind what I make and do, a little behind the scenes, if you will.  I will also write about my life and things that happen to me.  They say you should write what you know, and that is what I intend to do.  I can’t be the only one struggling to make my own jewelry-making business, and maybe my story could help someone else.  I intend to write at least once a week, maybe even more, I don’t know ahead of time I will have to devote to this blog once school starts.  With this blog I hope to connect to the greater crafting community at large and hopefully make some friends along the way.

By the way, I have big news! I got accepted into a show, here is a link to the facebook event page:  Image,

Here is a picture of my cat Pepe.  I hope you enjoyed this post, please feel free to let me know what you think about my post and my blog.

hello world

me in door county, WI 2012

Hello and welcome to my new blog.  I am going to start by first introducing myself and letting you know a little more about me.  My name is Carley Knight and I am a 26 years.  I am currently going to UWM Peck school of the Arts for a second degree in art.  I received my first degree from UWM in December of 2010 with a degree in linguistics.  I finished up my foundations year of art school last semester, spring 2012, and am looking forward to starting my first “real” semester of art school.  I originally was planing on going to school for jewelry making and metal smithing, but am not so sure about that now.  I am now thinking of changing my major to graphic design because I hear that I can actually make a living doing it.  I am going to take the intro to both jewelry making and intro to graphic design next semester and see which one I prefer.

I have been a crafter for all of my life and am mostly self taught.  I crochet, knit, bead, cross-stich, do needlepoint, make jewelry and I am trying to teach myself to sew right now.  That’s all I can think of for now, but I might be forgetting something.  I have built up my skill in jewelry-making that I want to start selling what I make.  I am trying to start a business selling my crafts.  I have thought up the perfect name for my business, “Crafts by Knight”  I have been thinking of starting a business for a few years now, but I am taking it slow and doing it part time right now.  I have an etsy store: here and you can check out my facebook page: here I also have a twitter handle: @craftsbyknight.  Right now I do not have much content, but am starting work harder on my business and am going to devote my time to it before school starts on September 4th, after labor day.

an example of what I make

I recently had to reset my mac to factory setting and thought that my photos were backed up in the cloud, but it turns out that pictures don’t back up to the cloud, opps.  I lost all of my recent photos and all of the pics that I didn’t put on facebook.  What really stinks is that I had just done a photo shoot of all of my stuff and didn’t upload it to facebook yet.  I am planing on doing a photo shoot today and will try and edit them by the end of the week.

Well I hope you enjoyed my first post and welcome to my new blog!