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Old 2008-11-07, 7:27pm
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Default Boro bead makers...what do you consider a "set"

I make lots of "sets" of boro beads. I do mean a LOT of sets. But I hardly ever sell them. Mostly because I never like my pics.

Any advice, and how many do you usually include in your sets?







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Old 2008-11-07, 7:36pm
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I don't really have any input... except you should be selling those!
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Depends on the mood I'm in, the focal, the size of the beads, etc.
Usually with a large focal, I'll offer 4 or 6 smaller matching beads.
With smaller identical beads - then about 5-10 in a set depending on
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Old 2008-11-07, 8:02pm
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Any critiques or advice on my pics?
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Old 2008-11-07, 8:03pm
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Any critiques or advice on my pics?
Yeah, get off your ass and sell them.
They're beautiful!
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Old 2008-11-07, 8:09pm
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When I look at them I critique the hell out of them and talk myself out of listing them. And I am not exaggerating about the LOTS of sets. I have boxes.
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beads are beautiful. Their beauty would really shine with a lighter background to provide better contrast.
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Debbie sell them, they are great
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Deb, I've seen worse pictures all over ebay and etsy, and they
don't even have beads half as nice as yours.
Your pics show enough color and detail to represent the beads clearly.

Now MOVE it, Soldier! Get those beads up. Don't make me come over there
and beat your puppy (I'll DO it!).....
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Those are fab Deb, your beads are amazing, and your pics are too, go sell some beads!
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Old 2008-11-08, 3:28am
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Try a black background... but the pics are fine as is... You should definitely sell them!
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I was bored, so I airbrushed black in to show you how your eyes are drawn to the beads and not the background with black...

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I make as many as I've made when I finally got bored doing it.

I also don't do a lot of beads
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That does look cool Brent! I need to try that!
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Speaking as a buyer of sets for making jewelry I'd like to see different background colors. Listings usually allow multiple pictures, try a white, black and maybe a graduated greyscale background. That will give buyers an idea of how those gorgeous beads will look in different situations.
And good grief woman, list those sets and sell them!
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The best black background stuff I have found is the craft foam sheets...that stuff rocks its not too shiny or too matte and you dont mess it up too bad most the time when photoing stuff... Those really are lovely beads but Im thinking you talk yourself out of selling them because you want to keep them for yourself and have a big room thats like a ball pit of boro beads that you can just jump in and flail around and have fun in and enjoy looking at them all lol sounds like a good time to me!
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Old 2008-11-08, 8:19am
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Just to give you an idea that I am not exaggerating...I have a slight ADD issue...









I have two glass topped jewelers trays with 4 levels each with finished pendants too.
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Old 2008-11-08, 8:23am
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Oh and lets not forget my crazy necklaces that have LOTS of boro on them too. I have made 4 of these...


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Debbie, send all those to me!!!

Seriously though the are gorgeous, definitely sell them.
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Wow, if I was not so seriously short of money I see at least 4 sets that I would be more than happy to make into jewelry. Beautiful work!
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Ummmm, those crazy necklaces are awesome. I want one.

You need to list your hoards, Deb. Get those babies out there!
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What is this "set" you speak of?
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You could make a "set" of marbles. LOL
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Yeah, get off your ass and sell them.
They're beautiful!
agreed!

Usually when I sell sets they are just sets of 5. However when I make sets to create jewelry myself, they are sets of 7
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Your beads are so pretty! you should sell them!

I usually make sets of 8 or 10.
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Debbie,
You are your own worst enemy I have room to talk because I do the same. You'll never know how they will sell until you put them up there.
In fact, do you see the orangy yellow set in the first pic, bottom row? Just put those up and I'll be sure to bid!!!!
Go do it. Quit being a perfectionist cuz guess what? You'll never be perfect
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Ha! That's the first set I was drawn to. Well that and the set that's up 3 rows. lol
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WOW!!! SOOOO yummy!!!! Beautiful beads!!!
Debbie! That is an amazing collection of beads--you HAVE TO HAVE TO start selling them!! WOW!!

And that necklace is to die for!!!
I think it is Gallery time for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Deb,
Here's my advice to you (as one professional bead hoarder to another).

Try this...
Make "sets" of ten random beads. No special order. No special colors.
Just pick ten beads you like.

Take a picture of them.

List them on Etsy as a "Random set".

That should get your feet wet and start you on your way.
You won't have to worry about all the details or anything else.
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I have two glass topped jewelers trays with 4 levels each with finished pendants too.
Your beads are gorgeous!
(I'm not sure if I can post this here....& I'm not trying to take over your thread...... )
But, your comment made me wonder how many of us are ADD.
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