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My Talented Daughter-In-Law


Thursday, December 27, 2012

My daughter in law is so talented and it just breaks my heart that she just can't seem to sell her crafts. She makes all styles of beautiful jewelry and assorted crafts and has tried for years to sell them and she may sell a few things then everything dies down. I know the economy is bad but what she sells is much less expensive than what you buy in the store and she will custom fit and guarantees her work. This is some samples of some tiles she made to do her bathroom and some as jewelry. It is made of polymer clay and is baked in the oven. It is very durable and very detailed and I just can't understand why it is so hard to sell it.
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GRANDMABABA 12/28/2012 8:51PM

    Good success! I love hand made things and I'm sure there are many others like me out there!

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/27/2012 10:37PM

    They are really nice, I hope she is able to sell them some soon.

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NASFKAB 12/27/2012 8:32PM

  hope she can sell some of her work

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68ANNE 12/27/2012 8:10PM

    They are beautiful and yes go to etsy.

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JANE1216 12/27/2012 8:00PM

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MIZCATHI 12/27/2012 4:24PM

    American handmade crafts died out with the Chinese imports. It's a tough market, but usually follows the decor and color trends of what consumers are currently buying. Forget the concept of "different" - it must fit into the current market but not be amateur in any way. Etsy is the way to go in the current economy. It's almost impossible to even find shops anymore that sell American handcrafts. My husband and I ran our own business and supported our family for 14 years when "country" decorating was the rage in the 80's and 90's. We finally burned out when shops could no longer compete in a cottage industry flooded with cheap imports.

It is possible to make a living creating crafts, but it is extremely competitive and caters to consumers who has expendable income and appreciates handiwork. It's not hard to imagine that this is a discerning buyer. It just isn't enough to be creative, you have to be savvy and willing to sync with current trends.

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KITT52 12/27/2012 4:03PM

    I make jewlery and it is hard to sell for a good price....She needs to find a shop who does consignments...the other ideas are great too...also she need to find something different from what anyone else is making or selling....

I wish her the best of luck...

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CYCLINGSANDY 12/27/2012 4:02PM

    My daughter is an artist too. She is starting her own crafts blog and has signed up with Etsy. I know I buy from them several times a year.

PS. Love the tiles!

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TOGEMON 12/27/2012 3:38PM

    I agree with Mom2aCat... she should try Etsy! I make crafts (stuffed toys and jewelry) and usually sell something at least once a week on there!

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MOM2ACAT 12/27/2012 3:33PM

    Beautiful work! Has she tried selling them on Etsy?

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TNLADY1960 12/27/2012 2:32PM

    She has her own fb page and I post them on mine also. She prefers to do the jewelry.

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DARLENEK04 12/27/2012 2:19PM

  Possibly because people are unaware of what she does.
I will keep this blog in mind and if I hear of someone needing
tiles, I will contact you.......
Do you have a Facebook? Post some pictures of her work on
there.....

Blessings,<
BR>Darlene

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