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First bead commission - Hawk's Eyrie
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First bead commission
Two Sunday's ago I was at the REI picking something up, when the woman behind me in line asked where I had found my eye glass holder. After telling her that I make them, she asked where she could buy some. After confessing that I just made them for myself and as gifts, but I'd considered starting to sell them, she chided me for not already selling them.

To make a long story short, I met up with her again this Sunday and sold her the Tourmaline eye glass holder that I made a while ago. She also loved my amethyst and garnet one (Why do I not have a picture of that up?!? Note to self - take and post pictures, idiot.), as well as the amethyst and tiger's eye necklace that I showed her (note: ibid). She's probably going to buy those when she gets back from her trip to Greece.

I think I should probably make a bunch of the garnet & amethyst eye pieces and maybe start seeing how they go on Ebay. I get tons of compliments from random strangers (including one on a hiking trail in the backcountry of Death Valley!!) for that design.

I don't know if I'll really start moving ahead with selling, but I think I will try. It's always a kick when people compliment me on my work, most of the time. Some compliments (like from cheezstk) are great, because I get the impression that they just like the items and it gives me confidence in my work. Other compliments have felt more... sleazy... and made me feel like they're saying that they like it because they want me to give the item to them or nudge me into custom-making something for them. Something the people who know me should realize by now is that if I feel you're just expecting me to give you something, I won't. I make & give things if I feel like it, not because it's expected. I don't know if the people really were expecting me to do that or not, but it left behind a nasty after-taste and always annoys me whenever I think of the "compliments" from them.

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missysedai From: missysedai Date: June 19th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Oooh. That *is* lovely. My great-grandma made a similarly colored one many years ago, it was much coveted by the ladies in her book circle.

Do point me to your auction when/if you put amethyst/garnet up.
merhawk From: merhawk Date: June 19th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Thank you!

I will post something here if I start doing it, but I don't have to do sales via Ebay. If there's something you want, email me. It's a paid account, or it's this username at sonic d o t net. We can discuss what you want/prices.

Unless you want to try and grab something for cheap on an auction. *wry grin*
merhawk From: merhawk Date: September 15th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Hey, did you still want to get one of these? We talked about it two months ago, and then life distracted both of us.
missysedai From: missysedai Date: September 18th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
GAH! YES! I still very much do. Please send your address and cost details posthaste (or if your PayPal is set up for debit cards, let me know).

Has it seriously been that long? Time flies when life has other things to pay attention to.
some_other_dave From: some_other_dave Date: June 19th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Ooooooh! That's a really nice mortgage payment you have there. Could you give me one just like it? ;-)
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