Monday, January 25, 2010

INVENTORY INSPIRATION

Swingtime... in Purple Velvet and Violet Satin... $27.00

Inventory is done and I have to admit that I have more beads than I thought! Surprise, surprise. I think I'm going to go on a bead buying freeze until I use some of this stuff up, especially as I cannot deduct it as a cost to my business until it sells!

As I shared in my last post, going through and counting inventory was very overwhelming at first, but also very inspiring for me. I found some findings and beads that I had totally forgotten about. I also didn't realize how many Swarovski crystals I have accumulated over the years. I absolutely love to work with Swarovski crystals because of the vast selection of color, shapes and sizes and how they sparkle... BUT I have to admit they don't sell very well in my shop! I really don't know why!

Still, I couldn't resist making some chandelier earrings which I thought were such a clever use of bits of leftover chain, 3 and 4mm bicones, and some sterling tube beads I purchased a long time ago. After I ran out of tube beads, I wired the crystals for the center bar. They turned out beautifully and I've decided to keep a violet satin pair (like the last photo) for myself! The others are for sale in my shop and we'll see if they find homes. Don't you think they would make perfect bridesmaids or prom earrings too? They could be made in any color!
Swingtime in Indian Pink and Rose ... $26

Swingtime in Coral Pink or Padparadscha... $24
Well, here they are. What do you think? Any tips/ideas for selling Swarovski jewelry from fellow bloggers out there? I'd appreciate any constructive comments or suggestions.

Meanwhile, I'm going to go back to digging through my bead/findings stash for some more ideas. If you need to add some "sparkle" to your step you can visit my shop on Etsy here.

6 comments:

  1. Those are all beautiful! I love Swarovski crystals too and am not sure why they aren't bigger sellers. I once Tweeted about some new earings I made with Swarovski crystals in them and got a reply that say "Swarovksi is so passe". I have no clue what that meant and it was from some guy who is well, let's say, unsophisticated so it was just odd. Anyway, I really like your designs in these new earrings and hope they sell quickly!

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  2. Hi Debora,
    Those earrings are just fab - the design is very unusual, so well done to you and I hope they sell.
    Vicky

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  3. Wow, those are beautiful! I love swarovski's too, but I don't use them that often for the same reason. I think you've come up with a new idea that's totally fantastic though, so add another pair or two with time and see how it goes. I think they fit the boho style that's out right now really well!
    ;)

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  4. Hi Debora, Love, love , love your new earrings, they are so pretty. The purple especially, as that is my favorite color.

    Ruth

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