Photo above - the beadworked bracelet I just listed on my etsy shop AlmostPreciousI'm not sure if I'm sane or totally out of my mind. I've gone and re-opened my etsy shop AlmostPrecious and am going to attempt to sell jewelry again . . . or perhaps that's jewellery?
Photo above - Red Jasper beads form center of the 7.5" beaded bracelet.Yes I must be completely deranged, loonier than the Mad Hatter of Alice in Wonderland. For every vintage shop, cookie shop, handmade soap shop on etsy, there must be ten gazillion jewelry makers. But you know -- it's not the beautiful, handcrafted jewelry that's made with passion and care that bothers me . . . it's the Chinese, mass produced, cheap trash that bugs me. How can one get recognized over these sweat shops that are listing hundreds of items daily ? And how can one compete with Dollar Store prices?
Photo above - a little bit of this and a little bit of that went into making it.
Photo below - Love the cute clusters of tiny, 2mm red jasper beads that frame the large 12mm center bead of high quality red jasper.
Photo above - and a cute little bronze Apple Blossom button makes for a dainty clasp, along with a sweet little loop of glass seed beads.Well, as I said I may be crazy . . . may even have dropped my old brain in the middle of a soccer match and had it kicked about one time too many, but daffy, cracked or stark raving mad, I've decided to give it one more try. Wish me luck . . . say me a little prayer . . . send me a five leaf clover -- a lucky penny -- your blessed piece of ABC chewing gum . . . cause I'm off to a very Happy Un-birthday Party.