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    More Bits and Pieces Used (Updated with another idea 8/15)

    I have a show coming up on the 18th and decided to go the scrap bin...ok bins and make some more necklaces. To add to those I made some earings and key rings as well. Hopefully with these items I can attract some more people to the booth to purchase a few things...
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    Really not letting anything go to waste. I like that. And, they look nice.
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    That's using your noodle, great ideas Jeff and they came out looking pretty good as well!

    I thought it was interesting on the keychains you left the saw marks on a few. I tend to perhaps "over polish" some items when they might actually look better with a slightly "rougher" appearance, that is with some cut marks or carving marks left on them which changes the texture some. I suppose this is a somewhat awkward way of saying I liked the look of the ones with the saw marks left in place

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    Cool looking pieces Jeff, great use of scraps.
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    I'll bet those will sell pretty well. Have fun and good luck at the show.
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    Thanks guys, Ryan those walnut key rings were from a scrap piece ripped from from rough sawn walnut I found at a garage sale. I sanded one smooth, but then thought the rough sawn look would be better. I just now notice that my daughter finger photobombed my pic!
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    youre pretty smart jeff.

    making small impulse items like that, things people can touch and look at up close, people like to touch things, and small priced impulse items can break the ice.

    I always told my staff, if I had 400 linear feet of counter space, Id fill it up with impulse items and not have to worry about other sales.

    good luck, sell out quickly.
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    I REALLY LIKE YOUR STYLE!!!

    It is the kind of thing that the Bradley and Glendening family females go for in preference to the diamonds and gold categories of jewelry.
    Keep it up.

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    Jeff i think these are something that will bring you some good sales. like Allen said impulse buying gets you a bunch of sales. Good luck man.

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    Thanks again for the kind words guys.
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