Sunday, June 1, 2008

Not Hot Stuff

When I missed the Call to Arms sent out by my local bead store for their "Bead Art and Jewelry Show", I was saved by being offered space at the bead society booth if I worked a couple of hours.

No problem.

I'm glad I finished this, even if I was fifteen minutes late, and even if no one bought it.

This is a Russian/regular netting hybrid, and by adjusting the bead counts in the choker, I was able to get a nice spiralling texture. This was one of my more successful experiments, worked first time.

"Working" the booth involved sitting on a lawn chair under the awning, chatting to the others manning (womanning?) the booth and the occasional passer-by/potential customer, the bulk of whom never realised their potentiality, knitting socks. Not so onerous, but not even slightly useful, as I sold only a single pair of earrings (which puts me on a rather short list in terms of bead society members making an actual sale) the entire time. I suppose there's an outside chance that something sold after I left, an hour before closing time.

I doubt it though, as the crowd is mostly neighbourhood families on the lookout for insulting bargains, or so it seems.

On the other hand, I did manage to snag some rather nice and foolishly inexpensive lampwork, a good case of the hot'n'sweaty and badly sunburned shoulders. 

I didn't quite break even.


retrothreads said...

What a great design and color combo. I would love to know how to do that stitch.

GrandmaMarilyn said...

Lovely choker. Sorry you didn't get any more sales. Seems to be the trend lately.

Anonymous said...

Vending can be.....crappy for sales
........great for bartering.

Charlene said...

So Denny Denny Denny will you be at SOAR again?