Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Well, let's see. we can start off today with the photo of the new Mad Hatter style piece. I decided to call the piece, To Pick A Perfect Posy, because who doesn't love a little alteration in their titles. To those of you who swore that making the chain would get easier...you were right. The second go around, my hand was only slightly numb from the plier grip and the links are more consistent as well. I'm not saying that I'm going to start making chains for everything, but it does give the piece that added extra something. It is always nice to extend ones skill set a bit as well. I keep saying that I will take that wire wrapping class one day...it might never happen, but I'll get the skills eventually.

Once this piece was done, I sat around wondering what I should do next. Sales have been unmercifully slow. In fact, had it not been for that etsy moment on their fan page, I would have just had nearly a week of no sales. I really do hate complaining because I know so many wonderful sellers that can't seem to crack into regular sales and I seem disingenuous when I know that they have never gotten sales like mine. So what's a gal to do? Anyway, I did remember that I hadn't remade the slave to the starburst slave bracelet, so I got that one made as well. Then I made a grand daisy pendant in the new turquoise shade to be listed later today.

I still have masks that are listed as custom that I should get made and I could get back to the tatted gloves. I'm also still toying with something to make for the Cheshire Cat and a few other Wonderland creatures, but even though the reception of the pieces has been lovely here and on the facebook page, I'm not sure they even have buyers out there...that's probably just the lack of sales bringing me down though. I shall have patience, things will turn about eventually. In the meantime, I shall keep working and creating and moving forward. Ah, there's nothing like a pep talk to yourself in the morning...I feel like I should follow with some , 'You are a good person, people like you'...nah, that's just weird.


ColeAndJosephine said...

This made me laugh out loud. Sales (or lack of) just gets under your skin. I had a different shop before on etsy that did well, but since I moved to another shop and everyone's spending stalled out, it's like I can't even give things away! Sales shouldn't equal validation, but sometimes you have to repeat that over and over to yourself.

Alliteration rocks the house

Good luck!

Emi said...

nice alliteration!
best of luck with the sales, I'm sure they'll pick up again soon - these things always seem to go in waves.
Despite the fact that the rest of the collection is necklaces, I think the most fitting thing for the Cheshire cat would actually be a mask - blue edging around the eyes and around the edges and maybe even cat ears coming off the top! just an idea what popped into my head - of course, knowing little about tatting I am not sure if the ears would work but I think it would be a pretty cool design with or without them.

victats@gmail.com said...

Your design and work is remarkable. Sales come and go but you've done alot to raise your profile. Love the new version of the mad hatter's necklace

. c h o k l i t . said...

Cheshire Mask, YES! Great idea, Emi...

Daily Affirmations, YES! "My work is good enough, my work is pretty enough, and doggone it, people like it!"

Love the new purple.

Emi of For the Love of Beads said...

I'm glad you like the idea, Choklit, Totus here is cursing me (or us) publicly for it on twitter LOL.

Trinity Lea said...

you are awesome and amazingly talented and i love your purple hair right now!! makes me want to dye mine raspberry again, however that would be detrimental to me finding a 'respectable' job. grr respectability!!