I tried, but I couldn’t find anything in the right colors that came even close to making my vision come alive. So, I headed to Michaels, 40% off coupon in hand, determined to make my own statement bracelet. About $50 and a few hours later, my Rock N’ Roll Bracelet was born. Accented with pink skulls, a few crosses and tons of funky beads I loved the bracelet and was even glad that I had gained the weight and had been unable to fit into my black dress. Well, not totally true, but it’s as good a rationalization for gaining weight as I ever heard.
The day after the party I had to work an event, and decided to
Admiring it on her wrist, she asked, “Do you sell your bracelets?”
In that moment my mind went into fast drive. OMG, this could be my Ah Ha moment. Forget about scrapping, I’m a bracelet designer. Get ready Anthropology cause here I come…this is where I was rudely interrupted by her question.
The dreaded question that makes me weak in the knees. I NEVER know how much to charge for my crafts. She looked at me, waiting for a response and I went into panic mode. I could feel sweat on my brow as I tried to figure out how much I should tell her. Too little and I’ll be losing money, but too much, and she won’t buy my bracelet and there goes my dreams of becoming the next great jewelry designer. What to do?
I stumbled along, “Well, the beads were expensive…Those skulls cost me $3.00 each and I have three of them on the bracelet…” I trailed off into oblivion, feeling a bit nauseous.
“I can see that.” She replied, clearly beginning to lose patience with me.
About to lose the sale I blurted out, “$80.00?” and held my breath.
Her instant reply, “Great, I’ll take two!!”
The rest is, shall we say, history. No, I’m not the next great jewelry designer and I will not be appearing on either HSN or QVS anytime soon, but I have sold more bracelets, even did a custom one. The downside of all my success is that I have added bead