Sunday, May 2, 2010


OMG, I have a sale this week on Friday, May 7th, and I cannot find a dang thing! Sent off a large box of inventory to someone who needed it to find something for themself and for a few other people and I have to make up some things quick. So, My dear OCD husband is snickering behind my back, as I frantically try to find "findings" etc. to pull together some necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

He is always telling me "Let me organize you!" OOOOOOOOOOOH! I don't think so. Although I am getting a little bit fed up with my disorganized mess. Maybe.
I usually know exactly where I put something. I really do. Maybe it is memory loss of some sort?
I don't know but since I have been on some new drugs for my auto-immune disorders, I have trouble remembering even the simplest of words. I am blaming the drugs. It cannot be age!

Are all of us who are creative as messy as me??? I ask this question sincerely and hope someone will reply!! If even just to make me feel better. Better get hopping.

The good news is that I think I sold quite a bit of what went out in that box! Hallelujah! On-line selling is hard. People really seem to like to touch and feel their jewelry before they purchase it.
And, I should understand, I am the same way at a bead show.

Well, better scoot. Husband is making dinner and I need to be hard at work. Hope all you readers are making things and having good sales for the spring and summer. Would love for you to share your tips at how you handle sales at gemshows or craft fairs. Let me know if you would like to be on my blog with some interesting and helpful facts!

Addictively your,

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Resolution for 2010...............

Well, as I know myself pretty good, I was not surprise to figure out I was not going to be able to stick to my New Year's resolution not to buy any new beads this year. Now, you have to understand this part of it, I DID NOT SHARE THIS WITH MY HUSBAND. I was just going to stop receiving packages in the US Mail and UPS and Federal Express.

I had this firm resolve all built up in me -- but as all beadacholics are drawn to shiny things, I truly do hold my head in shame at how fast I blew this one. One of my favorite wholesalers was going out of business, should have blocked him from my e-mail, and gemstones that I could have never bought before were dancing before my eyes like sugar plums just waiting to be picked.

I have never lied and said I am a person of firm resolve. That would so not be me. Cautious at times because of limited funds, but never fully entrenched in the idea that I could say NO to a deal so good that I would have felt stupid afterwards for turning it down.

So, I justfied my purchases, just like an alcoholic justifies that "I'll just have one drink" moment.

Soon, there were packages flowing in from every mode of delivery and as I opened them, I had a momentary twinge of guilt, but that was soon over when I pointed out to my husband, "Look how much money I saved."

So, now this beadaholic is doing inventory -- that thing we do every year to satisfy the IRS guys.

And I have to look at the date on the invoices, and 2010 seems to be a pretty good year for one wholesaler! I hate to see him go, but I hate the fact that I wasn't aware faster he was cutting prices by 70%! Poor man. I feel for him. But I am helping with the economic stimulus by purchasing from him, right. Isn't that what I can use as my "Obama" defense???

Anyway, people it can happen to the best of us. I feel no twinges anymore when I buy something, but it now has changed to "I will not buy any beads unless they are on SALE!"

Shame on me.

Now I am going to go have that glass of wine that I poured to drink after I confessed my down fallings to my public. No, I am not an alcoholic too! I have my priorities in order. We buy beads before food or alcohol!

Toodles, Did any of you make ridiculous resolutions? Please send me your comments. I need to be in the trenches with the other resolution breakers!

Until next time,