Thursday, May 3, 2012
Daydream is a painful reality
They request and REQUIRE that ALL photos of the piece be removed from THE INTERNET until the project is published, which in my case, isn't until OCTOBER. Now, I don't know about you, but when I'm extremely proud of a piece of work, I brag about it. Sorry, folks - I like to toot my own horn. And in doing so - because cyber space is a wonderful world to live in - there are sources for doing so in many, many, many forms - like Pinterest for instance. How many repins of this necklace were there? And how do I unpin them all? Frankly - I don't WANNA unpin them all, and the comments and pats on the back that went along. Same with Facebook. I have a wonderful photo album of this piece, and some nice comments that I would rather not delete. And this blog. And Flickr. And probably a few others that I can't think of this early in the morning.
Also - because I had no idea I'd be wanting or even thinking about submitting this as a project when I started, I didn't keep track of where I got all the pieces and parts - which I accumulated from several places over the course of about 8 months before I started on it. Some were purchased from different vendors at Bead Bonanza, some were purchased at Bead Haven, some in other places, some retail, some not. I DIDN'T keep track. How did I know I needed to? I've submitted and had projects published in the past, but they weren't this product heavy, so remembering where I got one or two components was easier.
MOSTLY - I guess, now that I think about it, and am faced with the whole project issue - I don't WANT this to be a project that anyone can make. I want it to remain OOAK. So I guess I probably shouldn't have submitted it. My bad.
So anyway - those are a few things that I guess you really need to think about when submitting for a project (those, and how easy it is to do step by step instructions. This one would have been crazy HARD). I am still excited that they accepted me, and won't let it deter me from submitting again - just more carefully next time.
Off to do my daily Etsy listing. Not sure what other tags to use to get people there - but even listing everyday - I'm not being viewed. I'm wondering if, because Etsy has changed it's seller guidelines so that resellers can also join in at like, .99 cents for a pair of earrings, buying handmade is just not popular anymore. Sad.
Back later to share photos of the pillow I just finished embroidering for that wedding gift. CUTE!
Posted by coolmoon at 7:26 AM