Friday, March 5, 2010
Early St. Pat's Day
You never know where orders may come from. I participate in a Holiday Boutique every Christmas which is actually a craft show in a woman's home. She takes your items, sets them up & sells for you from Friday night to Sunday, then repacks everything. All for a percentage of your sales--which I find acceptable.
A customer at the show, who happens to be a friend of the show host, saw some beaded brooches I sent, bought one & then contacted me about a custom order. She is half Irish, half Scottish and wanted an heirloom brooch to use as gifts & for her fundraiser ventures. She sent me a photo which I interpreted in beads, and the result was these French Beaded Thistle/Shamrock brooches. We transacted everything by emails; and when she came to pick them up, she liked them so much she ordered 6 more on the spot!
Sales can come from anywhere at any time! Many times I have received custom orders from customers who say a particular item in my Etsy shop and wanted it in a different color. Don't be discouraged, keep creating what you love, keep listing and people will find you!
Have a great weekend everyone!