Sunday, June 19, 2011

Housecleaning...

I was in the studio last night doing a little bit of organizing and hung up the last batch of returned magazine submissions. I've been writing for beading books and magazines for nearly a decade now and things have a tendency of piling up. On the wall were pieces featured in various publications, prize-winners, and a fair share of rejected pieces. Some of them I love and others... well... not so much. Have you ever gotten that "what was I thinking" thought run through your mind while looking at old work?

And then it hit me... love them or hate them, I will never wear them. They'll stay hung up on this wall for a very long time. That is... unless... I do something about it. I think tomorrow or Tuesday, I'll start posting them on Ebay in an online yard sale. I've held on to some of these pieces for far too long. It'll be nice to let them out into the wilds of the world.

Keep your eyes peeled for details as I figure out the logistics.

13 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

I know that feeling. Will be watching for your details.

graygirlstudios said...

nice collection! can't even see the "what was I thinking?" pieces.

babapaul said...

Just finished vacuuming! On the same wavelength. I have tons of yuck that needs to find it's way to someone else!

Joana said...

Will keep an eye on here then!
I too would love to see the "what was I thinking" pieces. So many f those along my struggles to find my own voice...
And as I have seen repeatedly, those pieces are often the first to sell :) there's nothing written in stone about taste (Spanish saying) means beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;)
Jana

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It's like you read my mind! I do have some of those 'what was I thinking' pieces...too many of them. It looks like a lot of winners in the photo. I will be keeping an eye on your listing. Take care, Connie

Andrew Thornton said...

It's going to be one of those "Everything Must Go" sort of affairs. At the very least it'll be a great way to scoop up some great art beads for a song if people aren't interested in my designs.

I thought about cutting some of them up, and still might... but I think I'd rather send as many out into the world as possible first before I get out the cutters!

Janet said...

I would Love to see your designs on Ebay! Your works beautiful Andrew! What is your Ebay name? I will have to check..

Carol B said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all your work. I have a couple of boxes of "what was I thinking?" and "geez, that's so lame" jewelry. Some of it is destined for cutters, but maybe someone else will like those. (I sure don't) :)

Cindi said...

Have you considered posting on your blog for all the jewelry designers to have first shot at what you are selling? Just a thought.

Andrew Thornton said...

I think the mucking out of the studio will be a much bigger deal than I originally anticipated, with daily additions to Ebay and my own personal shop.

So there will be some great deals. I think I'll start bidding at like a $1 on most of the pieces... even if the components are worth WAY more.

I'm also thinking that I'll do a reward system too. I have to figure out the logistics... but the more you promote the Yard Sale and the more you get stuff... well... the more you'll get stuff. I'll include lots of freebies and fun extras!

Grubbi said...

Ooo sounds fab, looking forward to seeing your "destash"!

Elizabeth said...

I have 5 years worth of "what was I thinking" draped over a door know. Some of them strung on new wire with a little tweaking would actually work. But I cannot play until I get my surfaces cleared. Cleared the floor, now moving upwards, LOL.

Kiki said...

I love the cinematography of the photo, where the details are receding.

At the risk of loosing a chance at some of the baubles, I would suggest doing what McKinnon does, and disassembling the pieces to save for another project.

If you do sell them, please keep us up to date. I'd like a shot at the red pearls in the foreground, or that interesting pale one with pod-shaped dangles on the third hanger.