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10 Bucks to a Cowboy

About this design:

If you saw my display post of Blossom Festival, you'll remember me saying that a young cowboy picked this out for his mom on mother's day - only, he misread the price! Just couldn't part with it for $10!


peridot 26 ga wire for viking knit, handmade dichroic pendant wrapped in silver plate square wire

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  1. Judiahaha
    Judiahaha says:

    I *love* wire wrapped pendants. That is lovely!

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

    This is lovely! And you always get at least one good story from a show, don’t you? I’ll bet you will never forget this one! LOL!

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    KittyDJewelry says:

    Very pretty! :)

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Sue, I love this one it is exquisite!! Another beautiful job on the viking knit, and the wire wrapped pendant is gorgeous!!! Fave.

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Sue ~ Of course you couldn’t let this one go for $10.00. It’s magnificent … love the wire wrapping on the pendant.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Pretty!! Hilarious story!! :D

  7. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Sue ~ of course you couldn’t let this go for $10. It’s magnificent. I love the viking knit and the pendant with the wire wrap is beautiful.

  8. Truckin Grandma Karen
    Truckin Grandma Karen says:

    hi new to this site. love the viking knit also, i ordered one from jtv, they now have a bead,wire, and accessories couple hour show. was it hard to pick up?

  9. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I love the pendant and the wire wrapping around it. Very nice

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    The pendant and wrap are so pretty!

  11. Craig J
    Craig J says:

    Cowboy’s don’t always “understand” decimal points, either that or they are always in the horse trading mode. Hey, trying to get the price down are a normal process, but I’ve found that you have to stand by your pricing, otherwise you are not earning a living as some of us are trying to do, but instead just making enough money to support a hobby. People do NOT realize how much actually goes into making a piece of jewelry, especially when you factor in the cost of being at a show/festival…cost of materials, time to produce the piece, other overhead, booth rental, increase in utilities, marketing (for a lot of us), vendor’s licenses, increased income taxes for self employment, etc., etc. Beautiful piece and keep up the great work.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I appreciate all your comments! :D

    TG Karen, VK is repetitive, but well worth the effort! I took a class, because I do better with live visual instruction (I couldn’t follow it well in the book I had). Some people try it, but don’t find it worth their time. But, you have to give it a shot!

    Craig, I agree with you 100%! I have been frustrated more than once by customers who don’t understand how much time and money goes into each piece, and, as you said, booth rentals, marketing, and those lovely self employment income taxes! Apparently, we are expected by the public to ‘donate’ our time…I’ve often been tempted to ask someone if they would go to work for free….

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    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW! I don’t know if I’m more impressed with the wire wrapped pendant or the viking knit! And together they make for a WOW necklance! Gorgeous! :)

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! 8O

  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Well how sweet, he got this for his mom, and a great price too!!

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