This illness seems to be chronic for me. It starts out with me tatting a few things "for myself" (this is my usual excuse, but they sometimes end up as gifts). I'm a compulsive tatter however and don't just stop at one pair of earrings. So I end up wondering what to do with the extra stuff I make (to also give me an excuse to make more). My family and friends are probably sick of my tatted gifts and I haven't seen them wearing them anyway. So how about selling them?
Of course, I have a full time job, so don't expect to put a lot of time and effort into it or have a large inventory or many sales. Which is exactly what I should be doing to sell anything. But I look them up anyway.
I look for the platforms first. I don't really want to bother selling on anything else than Etsy, since I don't suspect a lot of people check out the other sites, but lo and behold, Etsy have higher fees now. And I am cheap. Eeeeh...
So then I check out gadgets for my blog. I actually find a very promising one. However the payment options for my country are very few and I have just heard a lot of horror stories about Paypal withholding payments for some people, even for months.
Ok, let's say I get over my doubts about these mammoths and choose one or the other of the options. I imagine myself getting an order. Then I imagine it going terribly wrong, with the buyer yelling at me in all caps that the shipping is slow or that the quality is not what they expected. So I accept defeat and give up. Again.
Kind of like those 5 stages of grief. I seem to go through them every now and then. I'm sure there might be some sort of support groups out there for people with my affliction. Hmm...
As a side note, I have finally designed something to work with the huge lampwork beads I bought years ago when I was just starting out. The thread is ecru and the seed beads are yellow.
My husband says they look ok, but please do tell me if you think they are really ugly. I really prefer constructive criticism and my husband is usually very honest and has good taste, but for some reason I wonder if this time he is just being nice.
Oh, and if you want the pattern (maybe you find similar size beads) let me know and I will add it in another post.