Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dark Doily Necklace

Well, that was a day. I got the new necklace done and listed and I must say it is quite the bold statement necklace. It might even be too bold for me, but I still really like the way that it turned out. I'm sure there is someone out there that would wear the hell out of it and I mean that in a good way. I didn't get around to any of the other things I thought I might do though.

First there was the dreaded lost package email. Lucky for me the customer was quite reasonable. I get so afraid that all exchanges of this sort are going to dissolve into rudeness, accusations and demands. That in itself is a sad commentary on previous customer interactions in traditional retail I suppose. That being said most of my customers have been beyond wonderful. I guess we just remember the worst experiences the most vividly. This issue was resolved late yesterday evening with package being found though, so yay!

In other more pleasant news I lucked into a feature in yesterdays etsy fashion finds email. This time it was my ivory ankle corsets under the heading of luxurious lace. If you don't get the email here's a link to it. I'd like to say that this feature brought tons of traffic and jump started sales, but as you probably guessed at the beginning of this sentence, it did not. Still it is always nice to be noticed and given that nod. I appreciate every single mention my work receives. Every single one.

I'm still working on remaking a sold necklace so I'll be on that today. Maybe I'll get around to playing with more medallion patterns or maybe not. I'm also thinking about making up some small snowflakes to give as gifts with purchase during the holidays, so I might make some of those.  I asked whether people prefer white or my more signature black yesterday and the results were split, so your opinions on the matter would be greatly appreciated as well. I don't want to make them for sale as there are plenty of other sellers doing so, but I thought they might make a nice, 'spend this amount and get a gift' gift. So, yeah, I just don't really feel like over planning the day right now. I think I'll just go with the flow...whatever that may be.


Ann Martin said...

I vote for white snowflakes, only because we see way too much authentic black snow here on the east coast when it stays around too long. Your flakes would be lots prettier than the real thing though, so I'll back peddle and say either one. :)

Denise said...

Love it! Wow, what a statement necklace indeed! I'm pretty new to tatting and have a question for the pro here :) what do you use to stiffen your tatting? I'm trying to make pieces for jewelry and they seem too flimsy for my liking..not sure if I need to work on my tension or that's just how they come out. Thanks! Keep up the great work.

TotusMel said...

@Denise Thanks! I actually don't generally stiffen my jewelry. I rely on my tension to keep things well shaped and avoid using too many beads that might weight and distort pieces. I do occasionally stiffen my masks and for that I use 'Stiffen Stuff'.

CrochetBlogger said...

I think that the bold necklace is awesome!