So, as some of you who have access to Missy's know, I moved to South Carolina in August of 2014 to start a new job after being out of work for 10 months. The new job has worked out great, and the business is doing well enough that I was also able to convince a fellow former Netflix employee to move himself and his family down here to work here as well. Last November, my daughter also joined us here.
To bring anyone up to speed that hasn't seen my posts in Missy's, I now work for a company called Moonkist Designs (also Moonkist Creations and Moonkist Gallery - all on Etsy exclusively for now, but over the next few weeks, we are launching our own independant online store) that makes jewelry. Prior to working here, I had no experience at all in working with precious metals, but apparently many of the skills I had developed over the years when I was building and flying model rockets, my art skills, and my hand-tool experience with various jobs (including the Air Force) were skills that fell perfectly into what I needed to know to make jewelry. Gena, my boss, didn't need to spend lots of time teaching me to use any of the tools needed for this, except maybe the torch. She used to teach silversmithing classes, and knows what it's like to have to train people how to hold pliers, or that metal files shouldn't be used in a back and forth motion unless they're made for that use (jewelry files are *not* made that way).
So, like I said, business is doing well, and we recently added a couple of videos to our Etsy store so that customers can see what we do. I figured I'd go ahead and post it here as well, as there is something in the video that might be considered somewhat relevant for this message board.
Without further ado (and hoping I remember how to post videos):
Edit: Took a few tries, but I got it to embed.