Monday, March 26, 2007

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Have you ever seen something, then looked again and it wasn't there? Kind of like floaters in your eye. That's what these alluring pearl earrings I listed on Friday night seemed like. I'll explain.

I got frustrated that I couldn't get decent pictures of these pearls. Everything would be in focus but the pearls themselves. I didn't know what to do. I was using my light tent and getting frustrated, so I tried photographing near a window. Still got frustrated. Well, I finally got some pics that I was okay with and listed the earrings. (Whew! Glad that was over with!) That was about 2:00 a.m. or so (I think). I sat back and admired my work for a little while. These pearls really are beautiful. I've never seen baby coin pearls quite like these. The color is awesome. But I thought they were so pretty and creamy. Anyway, I went off to bed and dreamed of pearls like I do so many nights!

After fixing Kevin's breakfast the next morning and getting my coffee I go check my shop. My pearls were GONE! I thought I had done something wrong with my listing. Not 6 hours earlier I had listed them! Where did they go? All that work and they're gone! I checked my inactive listings and they weren't there. I did a refresh and they still weren't there. Well, it didn't dawn on me that they might have sold so quickly. But, sure enough, they HAD sold along with a bracelet and another pair of earrings all to the same customer! I was blown away. All that work did pay off after all. I'd never had anything sell so quickly before. I wish it could happen every day. Now you see it, now you don't!

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Talk about gorgeous, I have been hoarding some faceted tanzanite beads that are divine. AAA grade and so sparkly. Well, I finally turned some of them loose and made a pair of truly sublime earrings. They are the most expensive thing in my shop for what they are. But, on the other hand, for what they are they are a really good price. I wish I knew how many carats of tanzanite were in these earrings, because there's about 4 1/2 inches of beads here. These are rich! They ooze confidence and personality. I added a top-drilled freshwater rice pearl at the bottom and I love the way they turned out.

Tanzanite & Pearl Earrings

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Tonight I made another pair of glowing coin pearl earrings. These are bigger and white. They, too, are very lustrous and luminescent. Why do most people think pearls are just for dressy occasions? I'm out to change people's opinions of that. I love pearls. They come in all shapes and sizes, all colors and go with anything! Everyone needs pearls. Every day!

Now aren't they just pretty? They'll go with anything. A bride could wear them. You could wear them with jeans. Anything! That's what I love about pearls. Their versatility!

Well, better go. Got to decide what to make next so I can keep the ball rolling.

Until next time....


2 comments:

Steph said...

Congrats on the speedy sale! That is so exciting. The pearls are beautiful and so are the photos. And I already commented on the tanzanite earrings on Flickr - beautiful!

MsBelle said...

Thank you Stephanie! I've been watching your shop and pics too!!