This blog is intended to document my journey into the world of handmade artisan lampwork beads.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Customer Inspired Learning
I have said this before many times, the people that I am closest to provided unlimited ideas and opportunities for learning. They push me to try things that I NEVER would have tried. Making a pig bead would never have been on my list of things to try. But with each opportunity you learn different skills and assess your limitations. I actually think he is kind of cute for a first try. He is a little small but that can be adjusted. My niece has requested this bead to be made into a pendant for her cousin. For some reason they give each other pig related items at Christmas. She says she was struggling to find something new. I hope this is close to what she had in mind.
I was also asked to make pendants this year for the Chicken Festival, now that was a challenge. After many, many failures, I think I did OK. All of them sold even one that I thought I might keep for myself and wear once a year at Chicken Festival time. All I have left are the many failures. I wore everyone out getting their opinions, which I really appreciate their patience and honesty. Sadly I didn't think they would sell and didn't take a picture. London Downtown did though and posted it to facebook. They bought 5 of them.
They also posted a picture of our Miata carrying one of the wooden chickens back to Hazel Green to
be decorated for the contest. London Downtown really works hard to make this event eggciting.