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Nickel plated byzantine

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I like these nickel plated jump rings. They are really shiny and I think they would look great for mens jewelry. I had a show this weekend that was a complete flop.It was raining and windy so I know I can use that for an excuse but the guy across from me was making a killing on his jewelry. He had mostly metal work and pendants. Still it was discouraging. I have decided not to do anymore shows for a while because I rarely come out ahead. The show I did a few weeks ago wasn't that great either. I am starting to really get rid of a lot of supplies. This venture just isn't profitable especially now that I am unemployed!

Maybe I will just stick to classes and etsy. Check out my listings at

thank you

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Don’t get discouraged too soon. With the holidays coming up sales should improve. Right now I’m selling at the local Farmers Market and it has been an up and down proposition. I’ve committed myself until the end of the year. If sales pick up I might consider doing more next year. If they don’t then I’ll drop back ten and punt.

    BTW, I think your Byzantine chain is fabulous. Some day I’d like to learn how to do it.

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Your necklace is beautiful. I’m sorry the craft shows didn’t go well for you. The jewelry in your shop is beautiful. I’m not selling any jewelry in my etsy shop either … could be the economy.

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    D watson says:

    Hi my name is Dianne Watson I live in alittle town in mid Florida. I do a lot of chain maile and wire wrapping and peolpe tell me my things are beautiful but don’t buy anything. It is the economy as Linda has said. I sold more when I did beading but then the price is anywhere up to twenty dollars and less. I did a show this past weekend and only low price stuff sold!!!People are scared about spending cause they could loss their jobs any minute.And I found alot of people can’t wear nickel.So I never use it now. Keep your chin up and hang in there, if jewelry is your craft then things will pick up,tks Dianne

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Dont feel bad it is like that every where, I go with what Dianne W said… My last show was bad too… did not get ahead..

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Love your necklace !!!!
    Don’t get too discouraged with the shows…. the economy is really
    tough right now… hopefully sales will be better with Christmas coming

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    K H says:

    My most recent show produced more lookers than buyers – and that was pretty much what everyone who participated said. I am trying to get a few friends to have a party as we get closer to the holidays. A friend of mine has had good luck doing small shows at gatherings like book club and Bible study groups – she has items in showcases that can be set up in no time flat – people can browse during the social/refreshment time and make their purchases. You might also look into doing small shows at office buildings. My building occasionally has a vendor set up in the lobby from like 10:30 to 2 – that’s when everyone is going into the lobby coffee shop for lunch or the pre/post lunch coffee fix. I asked about doing one of these – but alas, there is a rule about doing a show in your own building – outside vendors only. So now I am trying to set something up in one of the neighboring office buildings.

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