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« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2008 02:43:42 PM »

And I like your paper-bead earrings, but you may want to clear-coat them with something so they are glossy and protected.

I second the clear coat. You can use a white glue that dries clear. (This usually doesn't change the color to much) Or my personal favorite method is clear sealer spray. It's just basically clear spray paint. This will tend to darken your color a bit on paper stuff though. But it comes in shiny and matte!

I do love your pictures though! I seem to struggle a lot with those!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2008 05:02:27 AM »

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And I like your paper-bead earrings, but you may want to clear-coat them with something so they are glossy and protected.

I second the clear coat. You can use a white glue that dries clear. (This usually doesn't change the color to much) Or my personal favorite method is clear sealer spray. It's just basically clear spray paint. This will tend to darken your color a bit on paper stuff though. But it comes in shiny and matte!

I have been using some stuff I got thru Jerry's Artarama. It's called Pouring Medium, comes in various size bottles, and runs about $12 a quart. It's supposed to be mixed with acrylics and poured, but I use it pure. It's self-leveling too, so it doesn't leave brushmarks.

Make sure you brush it on thin for beads like yours.
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« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2008 08:38:38 AM »

Could someone critique my shop please  Grin

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« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2008 09:41:15 PM »

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Same answer as the previous - shorten the statement so people can see pics without scrolling.
Also, cleaner, brighter pics would be better. Your stuff is cute, you just need to attract your audience.
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« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2008 02:26:46 PM »

I only recently got my shop up off the ground, but I'm incredibly nervous about.  Please be gentle.

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« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2008 04:00:58 PM »

Haha, well it's exciting for me anyways. Roll Eyes

Here it is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17719801

How does it look? Anything I should do differently? I'm sure I made some small mistake somewhere that I keep missing. I'd love some constructive criticism!
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« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2008 05:52:17 PM »

Looks good! cute bandanna!
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« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2008 06:27:50 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2008 04:36:41 AM »

Babyface- Cute stuff!
My suggestions are:
Better pics - but you probaby knew that.
Shop announcement - don't apologize, you are just getting started!
Prices - don't know how you arrived at those, but you may want to round them off to quarter-dollar amounts.
Shipping - make sure you know what it will cost to ship - I took a loss on my first sale because I only guessed.

Other than that, I like the descriptions, maybe more detail about dimensions. Keep sewing and posting!
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« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2008 01:47:23 PM »

Thanks so much odd_artist for your help.  And nicegoing,  your bandanna is really cute.
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