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I am thinking about trying to sell some pieces of jewelry online. I’m not really sure why. Maybe I feel guilty about not working outside the home right now, particularly since my hubby changed jobs and we had a drop in income (though a rise in happiness!). Maybe it is to help pay for my “kraft” habit. But I think really it might just make me feel a sense of validation – like maybe if someone actually buys something, then I am spending my time doing something worthwhile. I will have to ponder it.
I don’t really have enough free time to make a lot of “spare” jewelry, and at this point. Each piece is kind of like one of my children – I labored over it, nurtured and loved it until it became itself. I still have trouble parting with my pieces.
However, right now I have this nice watch that I actually made for myself. The first time I made it too small, the second time too big. I don’t think I want to do it a third time. So I am thinking that it might be a good idea to give this selling thing a trial run.
I am looking into posting on Etsy. I have also sold some household items on Ebay, so it would be easy for me to post it there, too. I am not as familiar with the procedure for Etsy, but it would be a more appropriate forum. Of course learning to use one more thing just takes that much more time.
Some of the things I need to research are pricing and photographing a piece for sale.
I will miss the kids when they go back to school, but at least I will have a bit more time to try and do all of these things. I’ll let you know as I learn more about it.
Welcome to Konfessions of a Kraftaholic Mom – by Kristin. This is a diary of my addiction to “krafts” and my attempts to fit it into my life as a busy mother of five.
Right now my eight year old has decided to make lunch for his brother and two of his friends. He is making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, salad (he even washed and spun the lettuce) and bits of leftover pizza. Apparently the perfect lunch!
In the meantime, I am putting together this blog. Why do I feel guilty about not making the lunch when clearly this is something he really wants to do himself? Ah, motherhood.
So how do I find time for my latest kraft – beading jewelry? And how do I rationalize the amount of time and money I spend on it? Why do I do it? Is there a way to make money at it so that I can rationalize it better? What are some tips I can share (and hopefully my readers can share, too) about how to fit it all in and make it work? These are some of the questions (and hopefully answers) I hope to explore in this blog.
I hope you will join me on my journey. Maybe we can help each other figure it all out.