Do I? Or don't I? I've found a great deal and have an opportunity to carry the very popular 'Pandora-like' beads and bracelets that are out there right now. I have had customers ask me for them, and now that I've been creating Kerrie Slade's Core Beaded Beads (which I have permission to sell), I thought it may be the perfect time. BUT - I am afraid to get caught in that 'not handmade' category. I want people to know me, and respect me FOR my handmade work - not just for selling Pandoras - and knock-offs at that. My other concern is that one of the other vendors does 'outdoor sales' and Flea Markets - selling the EXACT same Pandora items. I don't want people associating HER with MY shop (not an ethical or considerate person) and I don't want to cause issues with the owner of The Schoolhouse (the other dealer is the owners SISTER). On the plus side - I DO think I could make some great sales, and have a few outside of the shop events coming up this summer where they may do well. So I think I'm going to take the plunge - when I can.
I'm not sure my sales this month are going to be up to par, and still owe my hubby for helping with my cell phone predicament (needed a new phone AND minute plan ASAP). So maybe by mid-summer. I LOVE the Pandora bracelet full of beads I was gifted with last week, and am grateful to Linda for her generosity as well as her contact info. WHAT A WOMAN!
Big lots to do. It's another Sally day (remind me to tell you about those), and I have to finish prepping for tomorrow's peyote bead workshop. 1 student. Should be pretty simple IF they can grasp the concept. I like to teach - but get frustrated with people that say they want to learn the weaving arts - and then are surprised that they have to use small beads and a needle and thread. Really? How else did you think it was done? Anyway. I hope she's a good study....