Monday, January 04, 2010

Starting off 2010 with FAQs, and goodies w/ purchase!

Jan. 5, 2010

Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful new year!
Thank you so all much for the new year wishes!

I wanted to start everything off with some HQCD FAQs =)

My #1 most asked question...
"Lisa, where do you buy your materials?"
A: I get my materials from all over the world. I work with various suppliers from the US, Asia and Europe to bring you guys all the things you see in my work. Sorry, but the specifics are trade secrets =). I'm thinking about selling some jewelry kits and findings in the future... what do you guys think? =) Will you be interested?

"How do you pronounce HE QI "?
A: If you speak Mandarin, the PinYin for He Qi is He2 Qi2. But... I, myself, don't even really follow that. I say "Hee Chee" :D. And .... we can always shorten that to HQCD.

"Can you please lower the price of xxx?"
A: I put a lot of time and effort into my work-- I value what I do, and I hope my customers will feel the same way! Most pieces are not simple pendant necklaces or bracelets-- I try to offer you quality craftsmanship, whether that be wire-wrapping or beading. I give out discounts (either on my blog, or on Twitter), so visit often to keep yourselves updated!

"How long have you been doing this? How do you keep it up with school?"
A: I started making jewelry 2004... when I was a sophomore in high school. Before that, I was selling various handmade things (bookmarks, celebrity merchandise, since 2001!) on Soompi Forums. Currently, I'm trying to get my BS in Biomedical Engineering. Instead of the usual 4 years of graduation, I'm taking 5-- part of the reason why I'm able to keep this up. I truly love, LOVE making jewelry and meeting customers and friends.

"When is your website coming?"
A: Honestly? I have no idea. I've already finished the layout. I need to do the banners, fix all the information on it. Brian (the bf) has been especially wonderful through this whole process. He's the code savvy guy, so he's working out all the details for me. I'm having some issues with the checkout process.... Maybe in a couple months. Considering how school's starting, we won't have as much time to dedicate to this.

** Lisa's New Year's Resolutions
- Get back in shape! I used to run 3-4 times/week and do strength training on my off-cardio days. I wanna get back to doing either that, or Turbo Jam, and also picking up some Yoga.
- Get a 3.0 at some point. Without counting GE classes. Just counting core engineering classes. Doesn't sound like much, but it's hard, lol.
- Keep meeting awesome people on blog :D
- Get a new blog layout. Anyone have an suggestions? I want simple and clean =)
- Last but not least, of course, keep HQCD growing! Create more designs that are unique and one of a kind.

A little something special... in part to celebrate Valentine's early :D
Mini-Pillow Goodie Bag

- 1 vial random Victoria's Secret perfume sample
- 4 pcs Japanese candy (as much as the box will fit, sadly)
- clear "love" pillow box with ribbon
I always include some little freebies with my purchases, but this is just a cute little something extra to show you all my love.
Only 12 available! Will be automatically added to orders of over $20 while supplies last.

My quarter is heavy, with all engineering classes. I predict that I will be able to blog perhaps 1-2 times a week. Please keep your eyes on my SHOP for the latest pieces.
Remember, you can always get a fast response from me (for anything.. questions, comments, chat) via email:


Anonymous said...

I love pillow boxe's!!!. It look's adorable with the ribbon!.

Calia Yang said...

OOH pillow box = CUTENESS!!!

~Lisa said...

Good luck with your resolutions and the pillow box is just adorable! I love Japanese/Asian candies! ^.^

Tammy said...

Aww I didn't know you're in Eng! Good for you, and you're so talented in making jewellery too^^

xoladiihoneyxo said...

I think those pillow boxes are so cute! One of my older cousin had them and filled them up with jelly rancher as her favors at her wedding. lol. I love the flower candies! I have a bag left at my apartment. haha.

Kym said...

making jewelry kits is a great idea lisa! I dont think i've seen that anywhere else in the handmade/blog world! :) re: your question about invitations/cards... I was just doing it for fun to begin with... making cards for friends and relatives for their birthdays and other occasions but since them, i've been getting more serious requests from people! it's nice though because its a change from making shirts :)

happy 2010 lisa!

Jamie said...

I've been pronouncing it "heh qi" (with incorrect tones) this whole time! Ah, oh, well. No point in changing it now since it's kind of ingrained in my head.

I personally gravitate towards white backgrounds with one or two colors. I like these layouts:

Anyway, hope you're doing well! Take care.

Stac3yxD said...

lisa the little goodies looks so awesome in your picture.

I just wanted you to know that I got my huge package from you today! AND THANKS for the free gift! :) love the heart earrings!

I'm going to wear it for my bday event tomorrow! adoring the bracelets so much! and I hope you check your email soon. found a necklace in your album thing and want a custom order for.