December 3, 2008

What's up little tweet?

I can't even tell you how much jewelry I've made over the last few weeks! Today I'm back to filling orders and getting packages out the door. Last night I worked on bird pendants on silk cords, like the one above. Along with a few hedgie and squirrel charm necklaces that are too cute. I better pull out my camera before I take everything in tomorrow.

My strategy for doing a show is to have 2x the inventory that I'd like sell. So if my goal is $2000, I bring $4000 worth of jewelry. I always create a few show stopper pieces, ones that cost a few hundred dollars. A good chunk of my inventory is in the $40-75 price range and than 1/2 of what I bring is under $30. Those impulse buys: tons of earrings, ornaments and small pendants.

The show I'm doing is this weekend in San Antonio. It's Hecho A Mano at the Guadalupe Cultural Center. If you are in the area stop by! I've been encouraged that they had 2 ads in the newspaper this weekend. I've been hearing it mentioned all week on NPR and they have 3 huge street banners in different parts of the city. Kudos to the organizers for working on getting the word out.

In other news:

The Art Bead Scene's new monthly challenge is Puttin' on the Glitz. Stop by to check it out.

Stop by FabFiber's blog today and enter to win this very sweet bird ornament. All you have to do is leave a comment!

Opps, almost forgot to draw a winner from the Open House! The winner is Lorelei, who has won a holiday pendant!

6 comments:

Lorelei said...

YAY!!!

Thank you Heather! That's awesome!
:)

LLYYNN said...

Good luck, Heather, though you won't need it, I know you'll have a fantastic show. I wish I was in Texas to stop by. Knock their socks off!

Carol Dean said...

Wishing you a sell-out show! AND the energy to restock afterwards :D

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Hi Heather,
Have a great show!

I thought I'd send a tag your way, didn't look like you'd done one lately! I just posted the rules :)

Cogski said...

hello, i am a fellow blogger and have a beading question. my 85yr old gma was VERY much into beading and all of a sudden just got out of it and she has thousands of dollars worth of beads, clasps, adornments, slides, pendents, you name it you would not believe how much she has. i have put an ad on craigslist as a beading inventory close out! and have had no responses, granted it's only been two days but wondered if you had any insight as to how i can get rid of the bead inventory she has. if i found a beader they would think they had found the jackpot to buy off us. any advice would be great!
thanks!

Distressing Delilah said...

Just found your blog and your shop as I was browsing thru blogs! Your work is gorgeous!