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« 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...?
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!

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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!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009 05:45:07 AM »

Bah!  I love it.

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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!
« 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.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 08:30:43 AM »

Pure genius! Your beadwork is gorgeous Smiley

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