old and new
i have a secret new item coming up which i need to finish, test out and hope to unveil at market on saturday. it is an obvious choice that i doubt will surprise anyone when they see it. in fact, i am sure if you put any thought to it you would be able to guess what it is. any guesses?
clocks on etsy (a resurgence of them in the last month or two, go check out my new photos of them) and as you know...a butt load of vases. in july i had only 26 sales in my etsy shop. now i have 131! i have even sold more vases than that because some orders were for more than one vase and some vases sold privately. seems like a lot but it still is $20 here $30 there. i still need to keep pushing myself to come up with new product to keep things fresh and interesting. i suspect the vases will do well another month or two and perhaps again in the spring. it's time to look ahead and figure out what else i can work on en masse. i still want to do flowers but that is a one at a time thing and very time consuming. i know i will attempt pendants too as jewelry is very popular even if i am intimidated because it is something already done to death and i know i can't reinvent the wheel. it's a challenge and i will accept it. an etsy friend sent me some waxed cord samples so i can play around with knots and ways to hang pendants, soon as i finish this first test batch of pipe things and clear my work area up i will see what i can come up with.
mixed media pieces and have the cash NOW. i've yet to sell such a piece online. i have reduced my prices now that my works aren't in galleries. you are basically paying half of what you would were they in galleries. perhaps that isn't enticing enough, i can only hope. at any rate...i am busy and content.