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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Where have all the bead buyers gone?

I have a strange feeling that my mass emailings are getting eaten by my buyer's junk email filters. I guess I'll have to put some beads either on eBay or JustBeads. I really want to try a few sets starting at 99 cents, but here's the rub. I figure I'll spend most of my time watching the auctions and getting upset because of not*enough* bidding or hoping people don't bid too high!! I think I've already decided on eBay, sadly JustBeads doesn't get much action...but I hate the type of PC beads that are on eBay. And the last time I listed on eBay, I listed in the lampwork category as well. I got a few emails from lampworkers that didn't want me listing in *their* category.* Have you seen some of the prices that they get for their bead sets? Some go for over $500. Anyway, I don't think they should be threatened by lil ole me... ;o)

3 comments:

cranta said...

Barb,

I just came to your blog because of polymer clay notes so i don't know much of your history. You have a great sense of color and I love your beads with the flowers and leaves added on.
A couple of questions. When I put my beads in ice water, I got funny bumps. Do you let them cool first or do they go right in? To sell your beads, have you tried etsy? (www.etsy.com) I've sold some of my work there and it's much cheaper that ebay, easier to use and you set the price.

Just a thought!
Christine

Barb aka rubarb said...

Hi Christine,

Not sure what the bumps could be coming from...air pockets perhaps? I immediately put mine in ice water.

No, I haven't tried etsy, but may give it a go next spring. I think on-line selling of artist's pc beads has been going downhill for the past year though. I'm trying to pick a couple of good shows to do every year from now on. I tend to use ebay more as a source for advertising lately...

Thanks so much for the kind comments, I appreciate it :o)

Barb

Krista Sexon said...

Remember when I first saw your beads I thought they were lampwork, so maybe they do feel threatend. I don't blame you not wanting to put your work with the rest of the polymer clay stuff, your stuff is so much nicer then the majority of it.