Monday, February 9, 2009
Pay it Forward
One of the perks of being a bead bum and buying so many beads is that I receive many free ones from sellers and friends. My last order from a favorite seller had some amazing freebies included. Wrapped in tissue paper were two football shaped lace beads in an incredible red/orange/coral color. I was shocked to see them!
I knew then and there that I would make something with these beads and offered them at a very affordable price.
So, I sat down with one bead, the story unfolded and the bead turned into a necklace. The color reminded me of the flames that rise from our campfire. And I had the perfect bead caps for this baby; brass 'flame like' twists.
But the good deed didn't stop with the delivery of these beads. This past weekend, I had a birthday sale in my jewelry shop and was featured in the Storque's 'Weekend Deals'. The exposure brought sales and many new hearts. (Thank you Mary!). The piece that was featured was my 'Flame Kissed Necklace'; the one made with the lace bead. It immediately sold and will soon be on it's way to it's next destination.
I relisted the necklace since I had two of these beads. The sale is over and I'm back to business as usual. But if you read this and want the necklace, I will be happy to sell it to you at the sale price of 20% off the listed price. Just mention Pay if Forward in the note to seller box.
Until next time.....