Recently I beaded two anklets and I’m pounding my head against the wall wondering what I should do. It’s summer in South Florida so local galleries and boutiques have seen a drastic drop in business and, as far as my etsy shop goes, well I could list sterling silver beads and findings all day long and they’d sell like hot cakes ... as long as I list them for almost what I purchased them for ! If I list my jewelry it sits there ignored and no one even gives it a heart. So what to do ?
Photo above ... I beaded this from #11 Delica seed beads in Cobalt blue and Gold adding a picot trim in #15 cobalt blue Charlotte beads. Wire heart and extender chain are also handcrafted by me and links are embellished with light cobalt blue firepolished Czech glass 3 mm beads. Measures 9.5 to 10 inches depending upon which link is used for the 14k gold filled spring clasp. Price $16 (includes shipping and handling.)
Photo below ... Sunflowers. I love sunny, summer sunflowers and I had some pretty matte green Toho glass seed beads that were in the perfect shade of those big, green sunflower leaves. So using bright yellow seed beads and a glass seed bead color called Rainbow Rootbeer, I beaded a row of happy sunflowers against a lush green background. It reminds me of the fields of sunflower we drove past as we crossed the state of Kansas. My handcrafted clasp is made from a perky yellow glass disc bead and has 3 beaded rings that measures from 9 to 10 inches. The last ring is embellished with a pale yellow glass teardrop bead. Price $14 (includes shipping and handling)
MORE PHOTOS BELOWIf anyone is interested you can contact me either through my blog profile or my etsy shop AlmostPrecious and I'd be happy to list it specially for you.