Not really sure where this blog post is going to lead today – as the title states – I BABBLE!
THIS: I am spending another busy day prepping for my August Art Market tomorrow. It is supposed to be an absolutely GORGEOUS day – mid 80’s temps, with low humidity, low breeze, and NO RAIN. Trying to divest myself of some older stock – some that’s been around since I had the shop! That was almost 3 years ago! So I’m experimenting with the signage – and the display. Some will say Clearance with red slash marks, SOME will be a flat clearance price. I even have ONE tray of buy one get one FREE! I have lots of ideas and designs waiting to flow out of my head and onto that bead table, and I gotta make ROOM! I may have to break down and buy another tray tote!
I DO know one thing I plan to change about tomorrow – I will NOT be doing the PURPLE table display again! It was fun for one market – but don’t want to over do.
WAY TOO purple. And I LOVE PURPLE!
Because my racks are purple, though – I’ll tone the table cover back to the yellow again. Easier on the eye. Probably more like this:
This was my outdoor set up in DeWitt a few weeks ago. One of my best….(rubbing knuckles on chest)…..
As always – I’ll post photos and my success when all is said and done.
THAT: ETSY. Closing the shop soon – 2 weeks from today. There is a coupon code – BUBYE40 – to use at checkout. 40% off. FORTY PERCENT. And as if that wasn’t enough – I broke down and lowered the shipping on all of it – so I’m practically giving it away. I debated about it – even said I wouldn’t do it, and got snarky comments in return to my decision – which prompted the previous blog post. BUT – (and here’s where my opinion differs from my husbands’) – I would rather make a few bucks – have some money for MORE beads (for ME) and lattes – than let it sit, and sell nothing. I didn’t used to feel that way. But I’ve had time to see how things have played out – and seen and heard from other bead sellers about their experiences and what they’ve done. I’m not super wild about having to lower my costs – and I’m sure some will find fault with THAT too. But it is what it is – for two more weeks. Still some great semi precious strands and focals left (8 pages worth last I looked) – so head over there – make me have to buy more mailers! LOL! www.etsy.com/shop/shescool.
It looks to be a beautiful Saturday out there – make the best of it!