Sunday, August 24, 2008

Custom Blues




Well, I guess as the old saying goes, "You win some, you lose some; and some get rained out". I was so excited at the end of the week because I had a convo on Etsy to make up a custom wreath, I sold my Truely Turquoise necklace and I had been commissioned outside of Etsy to make up a necklace and earrings for a lady in Texas. Yesterday, I finished up the necklace and earrings and purchased the greenery that I needed for the wreath. Today I spent close to 2 hours working to create the wreath and was pleased with my end result. We got a break in the clouds and I photographed both jewelry and floral and emailed pictures to the prospective buyers. Hallelujah, the jewelry was a hit, buyer was thrilled, seller is thrilled, happy ending. That's my win some. Unfortuneately, wreath buyer backed out. Wasn't what she wanted after all but I still listed it to Etsy because it's a good design and someone else may grab it up. I guess that's my "some get rained out". The Truely Turquoise necklace is still sitting here, all packaged up with no where to go. I have not heard boo from the buyer since I got the Etsy email informing me of the purchase Thursday night. So I'm not sure where to go from here. I guess if I don't have confirmation of payment by Tuesday, that will be over 4 days and I will figure out how to cancel the sale. That's my lose some.

5 comments:

ClinkscalesArts said...

Have you emailed the buyer of the turquoise necklace? Sometimes people get confused when buying things on Etsy and think they've paid when they haven't. You might offer to send them a PayPal invoice to make the payment easier for them.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

I hope that you get it resolved. That would be so cool. Sorry to hear about the wreath. Like you said someone else will slurp it up.

thebeadedlily said...

I too hope it all comes through for you. I've found that pestering in a freindly fashion usually works:)

Marlaine said...

Hope the sale thing gets worked out! The necklace is gorgeous!

Regal Beads said...

ahh...at least your fabulous necklace was a hit! ;)