Monday, July 7, 2008

On pendants and lack of sales

While I thoroughly enjoyed being in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico, and I gave out business cards to everyone who came to my table, the sales part of this trip was not so great.  I sold a grand total of one small pair of earrings and one small candle holder. There just weren't that many people who came!  Although, the people selling paper products next to me had sale after sale.  (Granted, they did very nice work!  I suppose a fair like this one was the right niche for their products, I just need to find the right niche for mine.)

So, here I am in the darkest corner in a dark room, despite being next to a window.

and my pottery.

But there was a dude there who did wire wrapping with sterling silver.  I couldn't help but pick up a couple of pendants.  I'm excited to use these..  Unfortunately, he doesn't yet have a website that I can direct you all too.  There were some beautiful pieces a bit out of my price range - some fabulous ammonites, and a great chunk of labradorite.  

This one is labeled amazonite, and I traded for a piece of pottery.

This one is a mixture of hematite and tigers eye, and I straight up bought this one. :)

While on the national parks trip, I bought a couple of other stones for use in jewelry.

I need to learn how to do a beaded bezel and use this slice of agate!

I also bought 3 pieces of petrified wood (collected on private land, NOT the national park.) :)
I'm not sure if I want to figure out how to bead around these, or if I want to get them wire wrapped - the guy who sold me the pendants above said he can wrap stones like this.  


8 comments:

Kerrie said...

A real shame sales weren't better for you Ginny, but looks like you discovered some great new things - looking forward to seeing what you do with them, especially the agate slice :)

Melody said...

I'm sorry the sales were lousy, that's disheartening. I do love the agate slice and will be interested to see what comes of it.

thebeadedlily said...

The postery looks awesome and I love the pendants you picked up!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Sorry to hear that you didn't have many sales. Congratulations on the pretty pendants you found. I get petrified wood around here all the time but haven't done anything with it.

:-) MaryLou said...

So sorry to hear that you didn't have many sales, but it looks as if you had a pretty good time anyway. The pendants and that agate slice are wonderful! :-)

beadsandblooms said...

I can identify with slow sales at a show. It can be disheartening, but then that next show may make up for it and then some. Please be sure to show us your agate when you get it done. Agate slices were the recipients of some of my first beaded bezels. You will have fun with it, I know.

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Marlaine said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with those pendants and other stones! Lovely pieces.