First the bead update, today is a listing day so new glass and enamel beads will be headed to the shop later this evening.
As usual I will keep you posted on facebook and here as I get closer to the listings going live.
I have a question for you, and you know when I have questions I usually have a giveaway. This is my way of thanking you for your help in guiding my decision making.
I have been thinking of ways to destash, not for my handmade items, but for all those beads I have in my stash. As you know jewelry making has taken a backseat to my supply shop. Sometimes I feel guilty about that, but the reality is my supply shop and bead shows keep me very busy (thank goodness) so the supply shop needs to be my focus for now.
So I have all of these wonderful beads and natural stones collecting dust...
The question for you is, would you like to see me including some manufactured beads and/or natural stones with a few of my enamel and glass choices? I am thinking of small collections that would coordinate with my handmade beads.
For example, if I was selling a focal in the shop I would include a small collection of natural stones and/or manufactured stones that would coordinate with the focal. It's up to you whether you would like to use them together or save the extras for a future project.
The reason I am thinking of this is to not only send my massive collection of beads to homes where they can be made into jewelry, but also after speaking to my customers at the beads shows I am realizing that many towns do not have access to a bead shop like I do. So this would hopefully be an additional way to meet some of my customers needs.
What about cost? These coordinating beads are not handmade so they would not add a great deal to the cost of the handmade bead.
Here is an example of some glass I have been making this week with some coordinating Czech glass.
*This photo does not represent the giveaway*
So if you could tell me what you think of this idea, and as usual your honest opinion is appreciated, I will not be offended if you think this idea s_ _ _ _ .
Leave your opinion in the comment section, and this will entitle you to one vote.
If you would like to link to this post that would be great, however there still will only be one vote per entrant.
I have an out of town show coming up the first weekend in May so the drawing will be after I get home on Wednesday, May 7th.
What will you get?
I don't have a photo of what I will be giving away. But trust me it will be good, it will mostly be glass but I probably won't be able to help myself and I will throw in some enamel, there will also be some coordinating czech glass and natural stones. So I am thinking the value of this giveaway will be at least $75.
Thank you ahead of time for participating, and please check back later to see the new glass and enamel listings in the shop later tonight.