Sunday, May 18, 2008
Where Did All These Come From??
Oh, but of course I know where all of these came from! These beads were slowly accumulated over several years of my rosary-making. Although I knew I had so much stashed, I did not realize how much I had as they were scattered in different containers, boxes, drawers and cabinets around my room. Recently, I just thought of giving my rosary-making a rest, even for a while. Although I still enjoy making and selling rosaries, it is just too difficult to compete with big-time sellers (especially those who get their stock directly from Italy).
And so I have decided to sort my beads out for reselling. It took me a few days to put similar beads in separate bags. It was truly a daunting task. While majority of the beads were unused, some of them were on wires as part of unfinished projects and I had to cut the wires off one by one. Truly painful on my poor hands!
I can only imagine how much I've spent buying all these! There must be more than 5000 pieces in all. The lot includes extra special Swarovski crystals and semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, high quality Czech glass, the less expensive Chinese glass, metal beads and spacers, plus acrylic and wooden beads. The next step now is to figure out how much to sell them for. I am listing these on eBay Australia soon. How lucky will the auction winner be!
I am not giving it all up...just slowing myself down. I could certainly use the extra money. And it's quite a relief that my things are starting to get organized.
I hope my fabric stash doesn't follow the same route and start to get out hand...Got to control myself this time!