Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Books!

We went to Powell's Books today and my Uncle bought me these books! Now I'm all torn. I have so much to do right now....but I want to make beads! I'm changing over all my earrings to new cards, and I need to assemble the cards and transfer everything before Saturday's market. So that really needs to be my priority right now. But it would be so much more fun to play with the beads!

I've been wanting to expand what I offer in my shop. My shop isn't very well stocked at the moment, but that's because I need to take improved photos, not because I lack inventory. I want to branch out into new areas and featuring fun supplies is one of the things I want to do! I already have some paper beads up in my shop, but I've also been wanting to learn how to create and feature beaded beads and fabric beads. I'll begin to use them in my own work of course, but more than that, I want to have them available to sell!  These books will be perfect to teach me some of the techniques I need to expand my business.

Another thought I've had is that I might see if I can wholesale handmade beads, of any type, to my local bead store. I want to make up a selection and then I'll present my idea to the gal who runs the store that I already have jewelry in on commission. That will be awhile before I get too it because life is busy - but maybe by fall?


randomcreative said...

I checked out The Art of Beaded Beads earlier this year, and it's great. These earrings I made are from one of the designs in it: I know that you'll have fun with the book. I'll have to check out the other one.

Offering more beaded beads is a great idea. I would like to do that at some point, too. I just haven't put together enough of them to get serious about it yet!

BeadedTail said...

Those books look so fun! You have some really great ideas and I hope all your plans come to fruition!

storybeader said...

sounds like you have a lot of ideas spinning around. Have a good time at the market, and I hope you're feeling better. Improved photos are always good!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Selling the beads to a local store sounds like a great idea!

Ani said...

Oooooh, that book on fabric jewelry has me drooling! Gotta check that one out for sure!