Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I went to an auction today, a new hobby of mine. I mostly enjoy the thrill of selling everything I purchase during these auctions. I usually make my money back in a matter of days, sometimes even before I leave the auction site. I keep the items that I like and sell the rest.

Today's auction was at a crystal store, lots and lots of goodies. Unfortunately I lost a few bids, but I walked out with some great deals. I bought about $300 worth of gorgeous glass beads for $25 (yipee!), but I ended up buying a box of findings for $25 and quickly regretted the purchase. The box was worth three times as much, but it turns out I won't be using any of it. I am going to have to work a little extra trying to make my money back on that purchase. I also bought some jewelry displays which will come in handy for displaying my jewelry in the shops where my work is sold. Something else that I bought were glass insulators. Have you ever seen these? Many people collect these, I'm not a collector, but I couldn't pass the deal. $6 for 25 of them. I am keeping seven of them and have already sold the rest. I didn't sell them for much, just enough to make a small profit.

One of my dreams is to have a small shop/gallery where I would sell handmade, unique jewelry and collectible items. I suppose going to auctions allows me to live part of my dream.

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