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I am a small business owner who lives with her husband and adult special needs daughter. We have a set of sons who live not too far away and one of them works for me. I have been into beading since I purchased a chest of beads and findings at a local antique’s market, about 15 years ago. I still have that chest and some of those beads but I have been steadily selling off the ones I won’t use, on ebay. I have always loved jewelry making since I took classes for it in high school. My high school rocked!!!!
My tastes are eclectic and I make more than I wear and what I sell I sell to raise $$ for charity. It used to be that I could do shows and sales at local churches but that is not possible now so I make to give or hold or wear, hoping for a festival soon.

My biggest struggle is pricing. Anybody have any tricks or strategies? I sell vintage freshwater pearls and other beads from the 1970s – 1990s under the user name, tepsmom, on ebay. I try to sell my jewelry as eclectic_aftermath, there as well, https://www.ebay.com/usr/eclectic_aftermath. Okay, I even sell other things at, https://www.ebay.com/usr/vintage_stuffs

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  • Jogi commented on the Design “Susan’s Birthday”   5 days, 12 hours ago

    I just love this! I adore all Czech glass so you have a winner as far as I am concerned! Looks like a bowl of mixed Gelato with lots of fun sprinkles on top! Great job!

  • Jogi commented on the Design “Busy Bumble Bees”   1 week, 4 days ago

    Too dang cute! Agreed, both the story and the bracelet are wonderful! I sat outside the other day and watched dozens of pollinators flying around some blooms near by. Gave me hope we have plenty of those babies! I, too, love the blacks and yellows with the pops of pink. Great job!

  • Jogi commented on the Design “Tiny Treasures on the Fingers!”   1 week, 5 days ago

    Crystal, the beaded flowers were incredible. My sons and I noticed them right away at this particular museum but our friend told me later that he wished he had spent more time looking at the fused glass flowers on the table at the entrance. He was amazed that these were all made with seed beads.

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  • Jogi commented on the Design “Tiny Treasures on the Fingers!”   1 week, 5 days ago

    My stash! Sold three of them today and plan on taking many to our church on Saturday for a fund raiser for Missions. We are having a yard sale, fish fry and dessert sale so why not take the rings, too?21 I will tell you that while I love 4mm, my favorites for these babies are [...]

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