Well, I've taken the plunge and ordered items for sale in my second store, WYSIWYG Beads, which will open when my stock arrives and I have time to photograph it. The premise behind its name is that in shopping for beads I'm getting tired of seeing reams and reams of beads in the picture listed, only to find out that what is being sold is ... 2 beads. Or when I'm buying an assortment of beads or findings, I want the picture to show EXACTLY what I'm getting. So my plan is to photograph exactly what the buyer will receive; What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG). Unfortunately it doesn't apply to the photo here because I don't have the actual beads yet :)
Stock in my first shipment will include a variety of semiprecious beads in a variety of shapes, some glass beads, a random finding or two, and some unique focal items, spacers, etc. I have the suspicion that pretty much all beaders and jewelry makers have a secret addiction, and I'm fast heading down that path. I decide what I want to make, pull out the bag with the beads in it (yep, I'm still working out of a gallon Ziploc but fast outgrowing it) and decided I definitely don't have enough beads. I figure this way... I can buy wholesale, share some of the savings, and maybe make a few dollars for further addiction funding in the process.
When http://wysiwygbeads.etsy.com opens, you'll find the news here!
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