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“Topic #1: Open House”


Description from Luv2bead - Little Chick: Yesterday (around 4pm) we headed to my aunts house to set up (unfortunately without the package cause it hadn't come yet). It took about an hour to set up (and in the meantime my dad brought over my package which came after we left even though he was going to go camping...nice huh?) Anyway, then people started to come. Probably around 10-11 people came and I'm pretty sure everyone bought!!!! One lady even bought some Christmas presents!!!!!! Mom & I think it went very well for a "first" time thing! I handed out some papers telling how people can do a Home Party for me & what rewards they'd get! And I definitely have $$$ to buy beads (in case you were wondering)!!!!

btw: one of the first things that sold was my necklace/earring set "Bold & Beautiful" (in the design gallery).


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  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Congratulations on your sales, Little Chick!! :-D

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    congratulations on a successful party and a gorgeous pick! I love that Rumi bird pendant too and those colors you have chosen are perfect with it! What a great supportive family you have, too!

  3. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Way to go, Nicole!!! So glad that you did so well. You were bound to though, because all of your designs are so pretty. ;)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!!!!!!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    congrats on your success! + more cash for beads! wooo hooo! :)

  6. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    So great to hear about your sales, and what an absolutely gorgeous pick you’re serving us today! Yummy!!! The new items from Green Girl are sooo nice and the beads you’ve chosen are just right! :-)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Congratulations, Nicole!
    I’m so glad your open house was a success – I hope you had fun.

    This is an absolutely lovely collection of beads!

  8. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Congrats on your success! Having people like your designs enough to buy them is so exciting. I can see why “Bold & Beautiful” sold!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    I had lots of fun!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Well done Little Chick! It’s a great feeling when people like something you’ve made AND want to give you money for it! :)
    Lovely pick too!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Spiral Chick!!!! It sure is!

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    Whhhooo … whhhhoooo … Little Chick, fantabulously wonderful! I’m thrilled to bits that your 1st home party went so very well. Congrtatulations!!! :D

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Congrats on your successful first home party. They are by far my favorite way to sell jewelry. Here’s hoping you have many more successes each better than the last.

  14. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Way to go Little Chick!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BTW this pick is a great way to start the day. We have our typical morning coastal cloud cover so your happy colors are a great pick me up.

  16. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Congrats on your party! Happy to hear it was a success! Time to buy more beads :D

    KPJEWELS says:

    Way to go, Nicole. Congratulations on such a very successful first Open House. Here’s to many more. BTW this is a great combination to celebrate with. Go, Girl, Go.

  18. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Congratulations, Little Chick!! I’m sure you can’t wait to shop for new beads!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Chicks!!!!!!!!!!!! :D ;)

  20. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Nicole, thanks so much for your report on your very successful first bead house party!!! People who came just verified what we already know about how creative a jewelry designer you are!!! :)

  21. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    oops… and this Pick is also beautiful, love the shades of soft mauve pink, orange, white w/ the new shibuichi flower clasps!!! :)

  22. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    I’m so glad your first show was such a hit. Congratulations on this one and many more to come.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!!!! Now my grandma is thinking about doing one for me in September too!!!!!!!! I hope that one will be as good or better than this one! ;)

  24. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Way to go Little Chick!!! I am so very proud of you – we all are! Was there any particular style or color scheme that seemed to be more popular? How did your wirework pieces go over – I thought your most recent addition on the Gallery was so gorgeous – figured if you had a few of those, they’d sell like the proverbial ‘hot cakes’! Congrats again on your success!!! :)

  25. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    congrats your success little chick! :D

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Little Chick, congrats on your first successful open house jewelry party!!!!!! :D I’m so happy for you!!! :D I knew you’d be a big hit! ;-)

    This is a beautiful pick you’ve done to celebrate! :D

    When you get a chance, could you let us know what tips worked and what suggestions you might have for those of us who haven’t yet taken the plunge, please? Thanks!

  27. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Yayyyyy!! CONGRATULATIONS Little Chick!!
    Nice warm pick too!!

  28. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Great job, Little Chick!! That’s wonderful! :D

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks girls!!! Everyone liked my wire pieces! I sold my piece “Bold & Beautiful”. It seems like people also look at how you display your things! Also, good lighting is very important! My aunts house didn’t have good lighting so my mom used a flashlight to spotlight the things people were looking at!! Also, you need at least one other person to help you!!!!! My mom talked to people I couldn’t talk to because I was talking to other people (if that makes sense) ;)

    Also, if you don’t mind making multiples of your pieces you’ll sell a lot more! My mom wore a necklace that I gave her for her birthday and I ended up selling 2 more of those (including matching earrings)! Make sure you let people know that they can try things on!!!!

    One other tip…you should probably have some kind of special such as “if you spend $50 or more you get a free _____” because if someone spend $49 then that will encourage them to buy 1 more thing so they can have that free _______ then you’ll get some more $$$$ that way!

    Hope that helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the great tips! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    You’re right about the lighting, Nicole. You’ve got me thinking about a battery operated lamp, just in case.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    You’re welcome Chicky LE!!!!!

    Gem Chick ~ I have a light but I need a outlet and my aunt didn’t have one around so I wasn’t able to use it :( a battery operated lamp would be great! ;)

  33. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lovely Pick, Little Chick!! I really like this.
    I am so glad to hear that you had a good sale, and hopefully, fun as well. I think some of those who bought, and some who took your cards, will remember your work when they want a special gift for someone…or for themselves. :-)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Happy Chick!!! ;)

  35. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Hey, Nicole, congrats on your open house and thanks for the tips! Pretty pick, too! I am glad that it went well!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Chicky Suz!

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