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August 15, 2010

The Unloveables

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 5:50 am

Every wonder what happens to all the beads I make that don’t sell? Well, here’s the basics. Beads are first listed on EBay as an auction or a BIN. For the most part, my beads are selling well, but over the last week or so, suddenly nothing is selling! Hmmmm, well, I’m working on figuring out why that is and trying to not let it discourage me.

So, what happens to all those beads that don’t sell? Well I don’t re-list them on EBay. Since I only ask $9.99 for them, it isn’t worthwhile to incur the EBay fees again so they are listed on Etsy. (

If unsuccessful there, I have a box of beads that holds all unsold beads. This box is toted around to all the little craft fairs I sign up for. My kids have also learned about this box and know that with a little push, I can be convinced to give these beads away.

My son has an arrangement with a local shop to display some of my beads for sale, but I haven’t gotten any of the proceeds back somehow (LOL).

And finally, my friend Gerri works with a group at the local golf course. They make Christmas gifts for the orphan children in our area. The beads are perfect for making jewelry for the “tweener” kids. Kids that are too old for toys but love hip jewelry!

Guess I’ll keep making beads 🙂

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