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Marilyn
New York
Editor, Blogger, & Jewelry Maker behind Pulp Sushi.
Interests: music, jewelry, books, yoga, buddhism, toys, tattoos,horror, diy, cooking, old movies, writing, photography, blogging, classics, interior design, coffee, new york, etsy, low-brow art, hudson valley, handmade shopping, knitting
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Today I leave you with a different type of shop update for the week. I'm so happy to finally share with you the news that my jewelry is now available for sale at the SHOP at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, NY! The SHOP at ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12pm to 5 pm. I'm in some excellent company too. You can see my little display here along with some pretty... Continue reading
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Last week I mentioned that I am writing my first e-book and I'm pretty excited about it! Writing is something I have always enjoyed since I was little and blogging has provided my writing "fix" for many years. I played with the idea of writing an e-book but didn't know what to write about. Now I have FOUR ideas for an e-book, funny how that happens. There is one topic that is really pulling at me so I'm going for... Continue reading
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I don't watermark all of my images because I'm lazy, especially when it comes to product items. Sometimes I use them for images shared on Instagram. I've been a part of discussions on whether or not it's worth watermarking images. I don't think it's necessary for me because I am not selling digital downloads, photography, or stationery designs. There's a reason why many card makers post a photo of their card in their shop over posting the image file, it's... Continue reading
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Happy Friday! I'm glad to share what's new in the shops this week and I have an announcement towards the end of post that I'm just a bit giddy about. I scored some pretty cool brass gears recently and couldn't wait to start incorporating them in to some jewelry! The gears are very light weight and smooth and not scratchy on the skin, which was a concern I had but it's all good! This week I want to show off... Continue reading
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As I mentioned recently, my Kindle and I have been getting close through all my e-library borrowing and e-book downloading. Today I wanted to share with you an e-book I recently read that I think lots of my blog buddies and fellow small businesses can benefit from. Are you familiar with ByRegina.com? If not, then you should be! I absolutely love reading her blog. Her role in my life (and yours, you just don't know it yet), is to help... Continue reading
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NOTE: I have a new layout! If you're viewing this in a reader, visit www.pulpsushi.com to see the new look! It was a year ago this month that I said goodbye to my long, grueling commute and quit my full-time job. The year went by fast! I can't say the transition has been easy but I welcome not having to commute anymore, especially after the winter we've had with this much snow. The downside has been that I'm making way... Continue reading
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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Attention, wedding belles and gorgeous guests -- you're cordially invited to explore ModCloth's exquisite wedding collection! Fall in love with dreamy dresses and outfit finishers perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and attendees eager to express their unique perspective on style. And don't forget -- we want to see the fab ModCloth look you put together! Use #marriedinmodcloth to share your inspiring... Continue reading
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The chainmaille saga continues! I've been going through my latest stash of jump rings and mixing it up a little with some beads. You can click the images to view the Storenvy listings but they are also available in my Etsy shop. The color combinations I've been putting together lately have actually be inspired by comic book characters. This particular bracelet is Spiderman or Superman-ish. The Green and Purple bracelet I shared last week was totally the Green Goblin. I... Continue reading
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I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 which I got a couple of years ago on a whim when Amazon was offering a ridiculous Cyber Monday sale. I didn't know if I was going to get into ebooks since I love reading books so much but it won me over. It's especially comfy to read when I'm laying in bed, which seems to be when I do most of my reading - at the end of the day before I... Continue reading
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From The Blog Society, as someone who is turning the big 4-0 this December, it's nice to be reminded that there are still bloggers out there close to my age. Where you at? I know you're out there! :) I recently wrote about owning who I am and what I do as a business owner and designer. Braid Creative talks about how it's not a matter of waiting for when you accomplish A, B, and C. Things never go the... Continue reading
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This week was dedicated to callusing up my fingers, those poor babies. There was a lot of poking, pricking, pressing, scraping but I'm happy with the outcome. I added some new bracelets in the shop. I learned how to do the Half Persian chainmaille link! And once I got started, I couldn't stop.... I made more exclusively for the gallery opening later this month I wrote about. I need to ship those out to them ASAP. I already have other... Continue reading
These came out so great! I think the second to last one is my favorite, so pretty!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2015 on Indigo Dyeing at So Handmade
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I have tried and tried to get into drinking tea with no luck. Even when I'm sick and my throat is soar, I would make some tea and it would just taste like dirty hot water. What's the big deal with tea?!?!? I watched a show recently on The Cooking Channel about Caffeine (woohoo). Then they got to talking about tea. I've known about the health benefits of drinking tea, yadda yadda yadda, but it was still just hot dirty... Continue reading
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Woohoo! I recently had two Storenvy sales in one week! Ok one of them was from someone I knew but that still counts! It broke my non-selling dry spell so I'm pretty happy about that. It's giving me hope that I can totally make my Storenvy shop work if I just apply myself. So yeah, February > January. I've been focusing my attention on Storenvy again after all the negative attention Etsy has been getting recently because of Third Bird... Continue reading
What a sweet looking pup (and that sock!). Your home looks cozy too. We go through scented candles like crazy but I may have to check out Unstoppables. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on Welcome to our living room at the homesteady
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I know! I know! It was just over a year ago I "retired" my email newsletter because I stopped caring. The thought of putting a newsletter together every month with not much to say made me cringe, so I dumped it. I had a change of heart after reading Maker's Dozen: 12 Alternatives To Selling Handmade Goods Online and I dusted off the old Mailchimp account. Here's why: - Facebook kind of sucks for business pages unless you want to... Continue reading
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This month, two boutiques I sell my jewelry in are closing, which sucks, but that is the risk of having a b&m business. I'm just happy I was able to be a part of them. Time to move on! Recently I was approached with an opportunity to sell at a gallery and I'm jumping on it. This is different for me and it's pushing me to step outside of my comfort zone a little in my work but I need... Continue reading
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I've been doing so much reading lately on developing as a business person and a better person overall and there's a lot of great material out there that makes me nod my head in agreement. I wanted to share a couple of those links today with you. The screenshots link to the posts. I consider myself an emotional person and this post from Bionic Buddha helps me look into that. By "emotional", I don't mean everything makes me cry and... Continue reading
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Anyone follow the Westminster Dog Show? A beagle won, her name is Miss P and she's super cute. The show was in NYC and over the weekend, I was in town to check out Meet The Breeds. It's a show you can attend and there are several booths set up for different dog breeds and you can ask questions and find out more about that breed. You can also pet the dogs, that's what drew me in. The location was... Continue reading
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And when I say "Your" Etsy shop, I really mean mine ha ha! During one of my recent "oh whoa is me" phases, I decided to listen Dave's interview with digital artist John Golden for his Fresh Rag Podcast. The subject was how John was able to increase his Etsy sales 400% by reworking his SEO strategy. That is not a typo, that's four hundred. I was taking notes. With Etsy AND Google changing their algorithms, it can be a... Continue reading
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From 02/13/2015 to 02/16/2015, Storenvy will is having their Be Our Valentine Sale and Pulp Sushi is participating. Discount is displayed in the Marketplace Shop only. I've been adding more items to this shop to match the Etsy shop so if you see something on Etsy not listed in Storenvy that your'e interested in, please let me know! Continue reading
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Happy Friday! Time to share what's new in the shop this week. It has been a while since I made some kitschy beaded earrings. I think seeing all this snow has got me craving for something other than WHITE! I guess I've been seeing RED. Skulls are back in the Etsy shop today in the form of two new beaded bracelets, more red. Have any Valentine's Day plans? Me and Mike are staying in NYC this weekend and guess what?... Continue reading
One of the reasons I want a house is so I can have a coffee bar too (and a studio/office) hee hee! Such cute finds! I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, your blog is super cute!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on Friday Favorites // #3 at Indiana Heart
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One of my tasks for 2015 is to revisit my Storenvy shop and stop neglecting it so much. I recently discovered that there is a super easy way to integrate your Storenvy shop to your Facebook page through your Storenvy "Merchant Admin Panel". There is a "Facebook" tab staring right at you: With just a few clicks, bam! You can buy directly from Facebook - because let's be real, Facebook wants you to stay IN Facebook for as long as... Continue reading
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I make jewelry, I'm a jewelry maker. Whether I am putting a charm on a chain, or intricately making a chainmail bracelet or hand-wiring a necklace, I'm still "making" jewelry. Crafter, Maker, Designer - I'm only comfortable with two of these words. "Crafter" because yeah I like to be crafty and do things with my hands (knit, crochet, make jewelry, do handmade "stuff"). "Maker" because like I said, I make jewelry. Some people use the word "Maker" because they don't... Continue reading