Sunday, March 26, 2017

All that glitters Diamond Painting Swans with Roses

So here is a new obsession and addiction!  Since I thought I would start selling the diamond painting kits on the dropship site (see the TR links or FB) that I should try it and see what it was like.  I bought this one on ebay, still from a seller in China.  It took 2 weeks to arrive.  This is just a partial one, not full coverage.  I call Swans with Roses, as there are no real names.  This is like a very lightweight banner material, vinyl, with adhesive and markings for where to place the faceted rhinestones.  This one has round stones, stick them in place with a sticky pen.  It took me 2 days to do this one, a miracle for a slow poke like me. Added to Ebay for now, Etsy at the beginning of the month if it lasts this long.  I have to figure out shipping tubes, etc.  And I do think they are heat sensitive, to extreme temps, so I will not be shipping during the summer months.

But it's fun, quick, and pretty interesting, sparkly! so I will be making more, probably steadily.  Like most any of the other crafts, I can do commission work on these, if you find something you like(or they do convert your own photos.)  Always the option of purchasing one and holding for cooler weather to ship, as well.  The other idea that was brought to my attention, was to perhaps bulk order a few, and keep them in stock and sell.  Likely through ebay.  A few popular ones, no waiting for long shipping and weird tracking from overseas.  Noodling on that one.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Riolis Baby Bunny Rabbit w pink ribbon

Finally, another little finish.  This one was tougher than I expected, and I won't be making it again.  From Riolis cross stitch kit, Baby Rabbit.  It's 10ct white aida, done 3x1 with wool.  Gah.  (and somewhere, I dropped the original needle.)  A challenge I really didn't expect.  But anyway, done, very cut, Easter, a baby, little girls might love it.  It's up just on Ebay for now, will have to see if it lasts long enough to go to Etsy

In other news, my dropship TurquoiseRoads is up and running, getting a little traction. You can find me on FB etc if you look.  I did order 2 of the small diamond paintings, for myself, (to sell), so I can get a personal idea of what they are like.  That way I know for sure I can answer questions, about shipping, suppliers, timeframes, supplies, techniques, etc.  As most of these are all from China, the English and correct help, is pretty lacking. So, on to a new venture.

I do hope to be putting out more finished work very soon, a lot on my plate right now.  I am downsizing the beads a bit on ebay, see link for The Blushin Rose, to make room for a leaner and smaller, better working storefront. Firepolish, drops and flower beads etc are going to make room for more Swarovski crystals, cabochons, the crafts, etc.