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Why You Shouldn’t Ditch Your Slowest Seller

Here is a great article:

Why You Shouldn’t Ditch Your Slowest Seller

How Your “Slowest” Seller
Could Actually Be Your Best Marketing

There are two tenets in business that everyone accepts as true:

  1. You should figure out what your most popular product is, and sell the heck out of it.

  2. You should figure out what your least popular product is, and get rid of it.

Here’s a little story about why you should reconsider step 2.

Read More…..http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/why-you-shouldnt-ditch-your-slowest-seller/

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Great Article for Jewelry Artists:

Here is a great article from Jewelry Success Business News regarding using live models when photographing your jewelry, should you or shouldn’t you.

http://renaklingenberg.com/using-live-models-when-photographing-jewelry-yes-or-no/

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Fused Glass Wind Chimes

Here are the Fused Glass Wind Chimes I made for my Son, Robert, for his birthday, yesterday.  I just realized I have not posted any blog posts since after Thanksgiving.  Was totally swamped over the holidays.  Seems like the days just get by so very fast anymore.

SANY0002 I made them small because in the next 7 or 8 months the kids are going full time into an RV.  They have been downsizing so I wanted something that could travel with them.

SANY0009Here is a close up of the top, black glass with colored dichroic chips and stringers fused onto it.

The top piece is about 3 x 3 inches.

SANY0008A close up of the upper 3 chimes.  Blue streaky glass and Purple glass with bits of dichroic glass fused onto them.

Each chime is approximately 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches long.

SANY0007And a close up of the lower 3 chimes.

The two outside chimes are actually Dark Purple glass, when held up to the light you can see they are purple.

All together is was quite a fun little project to create.  The first set of Wind Chimes I have ever made.  I strung the chimes with 8 lb fishing line my Hubby, Rick, had and used a fishing swivel for the top to hang them from.

Drilling all the holes in the glass before I fired them in the kiln, and tying the knots in the fishing line to string each of the chimes, all took quite a bit of time.  I also had to learn to tie a couple of new knots, fishing knots, so the knots would not come untied and the glass fall off and break later on.  Thanks Rick for sharing some You Tube videos.

 

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