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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Seller's Sadness

Today at the flea market, I sold the most beautiful pendant. It may have been the most beautiful pendant I have ever made. The lady saw it, wanted to hear more about and just had to try it on. Once she tried it on, I knew she would buy it. And it matched her shirt perfectly. I had tears in my eyes. It was so beautiful, but I was a little bit sad. I put my soul into that pendant. I was beginning to think nobody was going to buy it. And how could nobody buy it? It's gorgeous! I'm still experiencing some seller's remorse. I miss it. . . my creation, my inspiration, an expression of me. . .


roseworksjewelry said...

Awww- that's so sad and wonderful all at the same time! Congratulations on the sale :) And that pendant is GORGEOUS! I can see why it was hard to sell.

Shell Mitchell said...

I know exactly how you feel. But, console yourself knowing that it went to someone who will love it just like you do.

storybeader said...

but think how happy you made this seller, and all the compliments she'll get. Make another one with other beads!

Made By Tammy said...

Aww that is so sad!! Congrats on your sale.

That pendant was one of my favorites in your shop! And my favorite color!

JoJoBell said...

I am working on one right now that will be hard to let go of. I have to admit, there are a few pieces that I am glad have not sold. All of the jewelry I make have a little bit of me in them, but some have more. The pendant you sold was gorgeous!

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

That is beautiful!!!! Someone will be happy and then maybe become a repeat customer...YEA!!!!

Happy Crafting said...

Aww Moon it's sad to see something you've poured your heart into. Congrats on the sale!

E & E Bungalow said...

Wow, it is simply gorgeous- no wonder you didn't want to part with it! But congrats on making the sale and knowing she's going to love it too!!

Beadiful Designs said...

Congratulations on the sale. There are times I'm sorry to see certain pieces sold too. I think it means we need to keep more of our favorite pieces for ourselves!

Mandie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL pendant! I love your blog... I really need to pay more attention to my FOUR blogs...

I made jewelry for all my bridesmaids. It's such a relaxing and rewarding craft, I should do more of it once the wedding is over and we have a house!

Can't wait to see you guys at the wedding!

Jaci said...

That is such a beautiful piece! I wish I had seen it before. I am so sorry it was so hard to let it go. Jaci

cooljewelrydesign said...

It's a honey of a pendant...it has a great new home and you'll even top THAT one!