Wow! Thanks Diane!Your site is a wealth of info! I have bookmarked it!
Those are some great suggestions for making things that would appeal to more of his customers. I also enjoy polymer clay so that isn't a bad idea for me
. I have seen little manatee magnets that would probably be more popular, they aren't beyond my scope with polymer clay
My Dad's store is about 75 miles from where I live....so it is hard for me to get over there often...I know he doesn't want a bunch of my stuff "cluttering" his store...he has said as much. I have sold 3 papercuttings I have done at his store (he also mats pictures...I know, weird combo...fishing/picture matting
. I am planning to try and open and eBay store or something else. Right now I have a really hard time getting out. We have a new baby who hates to ride in the car so trying to market my stuff to boutiques (there don't seem to be any close by ) is pretty difficult right now.
I made the necklaces because I enjoyed them....there are other ones with more of a ocean look....some with fish and others with turtles at his store, but I really prefer making "vintage" style jewelry and beaded items. I know there won't be many fisherman looking for those!