Did you notice that I put images to my JustBeads.com auctions over there on the right? I haven’t listed there in a long time and now that I’m in a show lull I thought I’d get back on auction for a while. I let you know last week that I put one up on ebay too. I’ll work out so that the images are on the side there for that too, as the days go on.
As for auctions…why on both eBay and JustBeads? Well, eBay gets the bigger, more expensive sets and I use it more for just getting people’s attention so they might come to my web site and buy other beads that aren’t as expensive. JustBeads, right now, is for some experimental, one of a kind pieces that need to move before they take over the studio.
When I’m in ‘design mode’ working on next show season’s lines, lots and lots of ‘stepping stone’ work gets made. The good thing about stepping stone work is that it gets me to where I want to be with a design and they’re all one of a kind. The bad thing about stepping stone work is that I don’t get enough of the same thing to go into a piece that requires multiple beads in the same design style and like I said, they start taking over my space. So, that’s good for you. AND, because there is so much of it, I start them as 99-cent-ers on JustBeads so you could get a real deal! I would say that my stepping stone beads would (and will) normally sell from $18 to $28 at shows. Wire wrap them on silver wire into a pendant and put them on a cord and they’d become a $35-$50 piece.