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Earring Sampler

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Working on earrings. So hard to photograph!


Ceramic discs, bead caps, coral branches, glass beads, crystal. Vintage lucite hoops with crystals. Pinch bail earrings with lemon crysoprase and smokey quartz.

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    stringsringsandbaubles says:

    These are beautiful! I love them! Very dainty but colorful.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow!!! awesome! These should sell!!

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Alas, they did not, Becky. Made a few sales today, but not much. No earrings at all sold. I think I need to change venues.

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    These are very nice! I like them all!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them, can’t understand why you didn’t sell, people are strange, why they don’t buy the nice things, maybe you should change the venue :D

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think they are pretty especially the 1st ones.
    About the not selling. Are you the only person selling jewelry? If not how are their sales? If they are selling what is selling? What type of people are the typical customer?

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    There are several other vendors with jewelry. Some of it is imported junk, and very inexpensive. Can’t compete with mass produced junk. The rest of it is “predictable”. But, I have also been told my jewelry is the best on the block. So, who knows?

    I like the first ones, too. Thanks, Deb.

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Susie, I like them all. So creative. :)
    I know you have a lot of retired’s in your area. Could that be affecting the sales???

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are all adorable!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I understand the not being able to compete with mass produced junk. I’m sure your jewelry is the best….I’ve seen it. But if you’re out of the customer’s price range it doesn’t matter how good it is. So you need to be where people with money shop. Also you probably do need to have some less expensive items available. A person will be more inclined to buy that expensive necklace if there are things less expensive to purchase as gifts.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous trio! I especially like the third pair. :D

    I can sympathize with you about slow sales. The farmers market where I sell isn’t a very good venue and for the same reason too many retired people who aren’t into different or unusual jewelry. However, I have stayed with them because it has been a good source of contacts. I’ve been invited to sell at three other markets and to teach a children’s class in jewelry making plus given some leads on Street Fairs in my general area. It’s a half a dozen on one and six of the other. Guess the best we can do is Hang in There!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are adorable Susie.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    I love them all! And hey even that green stuff you have there above… so called lucite…is cool :P :D

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ha ha Frida! This weekend I am going to post a pic of a large bowl of that Lucite stuff. You’ll be amazed at the colors and shapes!

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for all your comments, Ladies! I do live in quite the retirement area. Lots of older folks on vacation or here for the winter. I try to have items within a large price range, but I must admit, if something is going to have a small pricetag, it’s not going to be overly extravagant. One lady who sets up there has lovely items, but she asks the equivelant of a car payment for some of them. Not realistic. She doesn’t sell much, either. At least I sell some, make a few bucks. And it’s always nice to hear your stuff is pretty, even if no one buys that day.

  16. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    These are fabulous, Susie! Love the purple ones. :D

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Jolene!

  18. Frida
    Frida says:

    Ohhh that bowl seems interesting ;) One other thing I remember now when talking about Florida and retired people… I got this travel guide before my trip to Florida and it was quite humoristic, in one place they listed the ethnic groups living there and the last one was retired people. LOL :D

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    LOL Frida! The retired folks here TRULY are in a class all by themselves!

  20. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    So, I’m in a class all by myself it would seem. Although I’m retired, I’m also a widow. I imagine there are a lot of retired widows in Florida.

    But I love jewelry and buy what “tempts” me. I have quite a collection. In fact, I love that top pair with the purple discs (maybe lavender) then orange and yellow underneith. Do you have a web sit where you sell? I’d like to buy those.

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susie, all these earrings have great colors & designs! My fave is the third pair because the color is “me”! :D

    It’s so hard to know why people buy/don’t buy things. Sigh. Congrats to you for getting out there & trying. I haven’t gathered up the courage to set up anywhere…..yet.

  22. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Nancy and Lynn, thanks so much!

    Who knows why people buy things and why they don’t? I do think that most people don’t know what went into making an item, and are expecting Walmart prices for something that is truly unique and special. Ain’t gonna happen! Anyway, it’s fun to set up, and sit and watch people come and go. It’s OK if nobody buys, but a little profit is always good. I am blessed because the bead shop lets me set up for free as a “featured artist”.

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