Thursday, December 01, 2011


Wow. Just wow.

I posted on Facebook about this crazy convo I received yesterday, and I was overwhelmed with the dozens of responses that I got! Truly, I am in good company when it comes to dealing with insane people who have no idea what it takes to create the type of handmade jewelry that we do.

It inspired me to get this post out on Beading Daily about How to Price Your Handmade Jewelry. 

I was even more thrilled to discover that the amazing Margot Potter addressed this in her blog this morning! Way to go, Madge!

I think what thrills me the most about this whole situations was that through the power of the Internet and our collective dedication to the art of handmade, we took what could have been a very hurtful message and turned it into something positive and humorous! Way to go, Beaders!

It was one of those days where I just wanted to sit back and give a contented sigh of, "I love my job."

Happy December! I'll be packing tomorrow for my big New York City bead shopping trip! I'm planning to meet up with a couple of beading friends, spend some time wandering around New York City, and sleeping in past seven a.m. without a rambunctious four year old yanking on my hair. (Although I will miss the rambunctious four year old terribly while I'm gone.)

What's on your agenda this December?


Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

It's an ill wind that blows no good, and this one has blown in a lot of good. Hurrah for turning what could have been devastating in to so much positive energy!

Marcia DeCoster said...

City Beads has really good sequins and across the street from York is Tinsel Town with fun vintage goodies and lovely trim. I bought some pink velvet rick rack while I was there. Have fun!

Miss Loretta said...

People can be amazingly rude at times, but we can count on Madge to straighten it out along with glitter and sparkle.

Have fun on your journey.