STEVE TOOK THIS …NOTE THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE (AND THE BOTTLE OF WINE….POST SHOW WIND DOWN)
Well my dear friends……what a great time we had last night at our first LIVE TRAVEL BEAD TRUNK Show……and the fun still continues through Wednesday night at the website and Ebay….The deals at Ebay are phenomanal!!!
ABOVE: ONE OF THE EBAY SETS THAT WILL BE CLOSING TONIGHT TOMORROW
More sets are being listed all 3 evenings on the website but I’m not really sure what time…it will for sure be after 6:00 PM PST. I’m feverishly getting sets photographed now ……..oh yummy I have some doozies still waiting for the addicts and latecomers to the sale!!
THIS SET IS “SEASIDE RENDEVOUS” AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TONITE ON THE WEBSITE
We had such awesome conversation at the LIVE GRAFFI-TV station. I hope those of you who attended, enjoyed seeing the studio and my dogs and I’m grateful for your putting up with my silliness. I was running on 2 hours of sleep and lots of coffee…could you tell?…lol!
A VINTAGE AND PERFECT CARNELIAN AFRICAN TRADE BEAD IN THE “RAYS OF HOPE” EBAY SET
This first show was a grand experiment to see if the techinical end of things would hold up ….and it DID with over 300 visitors at the TV station total. Most were not registered in the chat, but I could see them on my counter!! It was such a great time meeting everyone!!! Thank you all so VERY much for your purchases and the fun time!!
After Wednesday I will be able to determine how much I can put toward our elephant fostering. We have ONE YEAR for sure and I am hoping a THREE YEAR is possible depending on how the auctions and remainder of the show goes! I will be so thrilled to contact Elephant Nature Foundation with that news!!!
Because this was just a starting point with the concept developing a life of it’s own…the next show will have some changes based on my observations and YOUR feedback so far including:
- The preview will be the day before with me talking about the sets available and how to use some of the beads. I can record the LIVE preview show for those to watch at their leisure if they can’t attend
- Possibly having the bead sets on a site where a “comment” under the set will “reserve” your beads and I will send an invoice after the show week is done. I almost did that this time but didn’t want to try too many new things at once this first go around. This would eliminate the rush to get checked out.
- More Ebay auctions in conjunction with the show to allow a fair chance for everyone at some of the primo sets.
- And a question…did you enjoy the audio descriptions or do you prefer text. My carpel tunnel and eyes LOVE the audio widgets but I need to do whats most convenient for the viewers for a show like this. Was everyone able to get the audio to work?
Please feel free to send me suggestions in the COMMENTS below or email me at [email protected] . I love to get feedback !! This is a work in progress with no “wrong” way…but there is always a “better” way to do things
I WILL BE POSTING THE SOLD SETS IN A SEPARATE “SOLD” CATEGORY ON THE WEBSITE WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER. I WOULD DO SO NOW BUT IT WOULD MAKE IT HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THINGS ON THIS END UNTIL ALL THE SHIPPING LABELS HAVE BEEN PRINTED AND PACKAGES SENT OUT.
Feel free to download your purchased bead photos off of my Flickr preview set HERE to refer to the inspiration photo for your own designs or to give with any “bead gifts” you purchased!! I would truly love to see the finished products!!!
Ok kids……..back to photographing beads!!! I am on a roll (pardon the pun) and need to get them ready to post tonite!! Thank you one and all for the AWESOME TIME last nite. The one thing that makes me so thrilled besides the elephants getting some help, is that my treasured collection will be going to wonderful homes and in YOUR loving hands to create with. Believe me…these are HARD to part with regardless!!!
I AM LEAVING YOU WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE MAMA’S FAMILY OUTAKE VIDEOS..OMG IM LAUGHING SO HARD I’M CRYING NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I WATCH THIS.