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spectrumsparksie
« on: January 21, 2009 05:06:11 AM »

I work full time and make jewelry for fun and for gifts.  Occasionally people comment that I could sell what I make.  Who has the time? or the inclination...?
Well.....
My husband also works full time but runs a small business as well (cast resin wargaming stuff....boring)  But he is abandoning us for 5 days to sell his products at a wargamers convention interstate.  He had this bright idea of selling jewelery as a way for all the players to suck up to their significant others for being away from home for the long weekend.  He is calling my pieces "leave passes"...the idea being that the giver of the jewelry gets a "guilt free chance to war game".

Anyway, I made him a box full of stuff and a board to hang it all on.  Now just to wait and see what happens.

The board I made....with a few pieces hanging
A few of my favourite pieces...
A colour riot


the rainbow...this one really cheers me up, I kinda hope it doesn't sell so I can wear it!


Every girl's gotta have a bit 'o bling. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009 05:26:05 AM »

That is such a fun idea! I love your board with "feeling guilty" on it! Hopefully it will do well! Oh yeah and your jewelry is great! I really like the first bracelet, the beads are great and I love the design!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009 05:45:07 AM »

Bah!  I love it.

Some gentlemen I know might think it should say "being made to feel guilty?"
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009 06:00:52 AM »

That is a KILLER marketing idea!!! And your stuff is lovely! Its a slam dunk if you ask me!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 06:05:39 AM »

That rainbow one is lovely. I think the marketing scheme will work very well, if I go out and can easily find something cute to get for my significant other, I grab it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 06:38:02 AM »

Cute jewelry. White hearts are really under-rated, IMO, good to see someone else using them. I also like the purple one. I do have one suggestion on the board, and that would be to hang like items together, with the necklaces at the bottom so they don't overlap the other stuff. I think they kind of get lost, and it's hard to see how pretty each individual piece is. I agree this is a good marketing opportunity.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009 06:51:10 AM »

Your husband had a very good idea!  I really love the first bracelet, it looks like candy!  Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009 07:00:42 AM »

That is an amazing marketing idea lol - hopefully many of the guys there will feel guilty!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009 07:04:07 AM »

Ahahahaha! I love this idea! If I were going to sell stuff at a gamers convention I would definitely do this. The only flaw I see with this plan is that you are assuming most of the guys going to this convention have girlfriends/wives. Just kidding  Grin This will do great  Cheesy Come back and let us know how well you do, I am really curious.

ETA: I forgot! I love the jewelry too! Especially the rainbow one. It is rainbow without being to overly bright.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 08:30:43 AM »

Pure genius! Your beadwork is gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009 09:59:53 AM »

Yes, yes, this is a GREAT idea with creative presentation.

Good luck to you.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009 10:15:26 AM »

We'll all be looking forward to seeing how his brilliant idea is received.....

I think the noisy bracelet is wonderful!
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009 12:49:59 PM »

Very cool idea!
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009 08:25:42 PM »

Great stuff and FANTASTIC idea! I second (and third, forth, etc) the other posts GENIUS!! Good luck with it Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009 06:26:48 AM »

WOW those are pretty! I love the bling one! Great idea! Good luck!
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009 11:27:59 AM »

I can't wait to see how well this marketing plan works - I expect it to be work very well! It helps that your jewelry is lovely.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009 03:06:49 AM »

***Update****
My hubby is home.  He sold most of my stuff.  It was very well received.  But the most exciting bit??
http://www.3dny.com/images/icons/SetTopTV.gif
He got interviewed on the local TV station!!!....about my Leave pass jewelry!!!  It was on the news, a human interest story after the weather.  Haven't seen it yet, trying to track down a copy.  Woo Hoo! I am sooooo stoked.  The day after it ran, all these men came and said that their wives had demanded something after seeing the article!
Any one in Canberra see it?
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009 05:03:27 AM »

***Update****
My hubby is home.  He sold most of my stuff.  It was very well received.  But the most exciting bit??
http://www.3dny.com/images/icons/SetTopTV.gif
He got interviewed on the local TV station!!!....about my Leave pass jewelry!!!  It was on the news, a human interest story after the weather.  Haven't seen it yet, trying to track down a copy.  Woo Hoo! I am sooooo stoked.  The day after it ran, all these men came and said that their wives had demanded something after seeing the article!
Any one in Canberra see it?
KICK ASS!!!! CONGRATS!!! And free publicity to top it off!!!  That will be a great addition to your portfolio. (and if you dont have one, youre gonna need one!)
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2009 06:48:29 AM »

how awesome! Good for you!
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2009 09:49:28 AM »

That is so cool! If it ends up on youtube be sure to give us the link Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2009 02:22:08 PM »

That is so cool! If it ends up on youtube be sure to give us the link Smiley
Oh, YES!

Very coool!
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2009 08:53:18 PM »

Thanks to all my craftster friends for the feedback and encouragement.
Here is the footage from when my darling got on the news, thanks to my marvellous jewelry. 
See earlier post. 
 http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/01/28/2476716.htm?site=canberra

Our bit is at about 1.08
Innit he cute?
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2009 12:13:53 PM »

That's awesome Smiley thanks for sharing the link!
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spectrumsparksie
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010 02:17:38 AM »

Well a year has gone around and my hubby is off to another wargames convention.  He asked me to make some more jewellery for him to sell.  So I did! Grin
He is off tomorrow for 5 days.  Here is a picture of my part of his display.  Wish us luck!

I used his business logo for the sign except I gave it my own flair by making it rainbow coloured.
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