Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Excitement

Tonight is my jewelry making party. It looks like about 10 people will be here. I am super excited about it. We're going to drink "margaritas" (OK, fine, orange juice, Limeade, and Sprite mixed and served in sugar-rimmed glasses), eat munchies, and make beautiful things. What could be better?

I've been to the craft store(s) every day this week, repeatedly using a coupon for 50% off one item. (You can print multiples of the same coupon online and then use one every day! And since there are two craft stores in town and they take each other's coupons I can get 50% off two items each day.) I think the people there are starting to recognize me. Oh well. I've gotten some great deals to pass along to the people at the party. They'll be paying for the jewelry they make on a per-bead basis. The beads range from one to 70 cents each. Several people are bringing their own beads, too. It's killing me to not use these fab new beads that I've gotten yet. I always gets excited when I get new stuff. I spent nearly an hour yesterday figuring the exact cost of each kind of bead or finding (what they call all the little parts, hooks, wires, etc. in jewelry making) and putting them in their own little slot of ice cube trays with a little price tag. I think it turned out really cute.

My day today is filled with errands and cleaning - but it'll be fun! I love a good party/excuse to clean the house. We'll see how my enthusiasm is doing after I drag the kids to 4 stores today though.

Stay tuned for pictures of the Dining Room in it's newly-remodeled state. (Plate hangers are holding me up. I'm having trouble finding ones big enough for the dinner plates I bought.)

16 comments:

Jessica said...

so are you giving the people at the party the same price that you bought it for? I hope you marked them up a bit, to compensate for time and money. If not, they are getting a killer deal!! I can't wait to see some pictures of the results (jewelry). it would be fun to see the different designs people come up with

Nancy Sabina said...

I only "marked them up" from 2.33333 to 3 cents or whatever. I'm not trying to make money - just have some fun! I figure if I was throwing some elaborate party I could easily spend loads of $$ on decoartions, food, etc. Instead I'm throwing an easy party with loads of take-away for the guests.
I am also going to display all my "Chic Made" jewelry - for ideas for the guests and in case anyone is interested in buying. But there will be no pressure.
Don't worry - I'll give you the same great prices when I'm in Texas!

Jessica said...

ok, I really meant compensation for gas money. of course I don't know how far the store is from your house, but that can add up quickly. Have fun tonight

graffiti said...

man I wish I lived closer...I want to come!

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