Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm Going Wholesale

O.K. I'm not wholesaling on dogs. No, I just wanted to show you my pooh bear. Well he's really not a pooh bear, but that's what my nickname is for Him. He's actually my sons dog. His real name is Static. He's a Red Nose pit mixed with American bull. He's a big fellow but oh he's so sweet. He reminds me of Clifford the Big Red Dog, because he was so little when we got him and he grew so fast and big. I guess love does make little things grow. My brother gave him to my son for his birthday. So that's the other member of our family.
Now, for the I'm going wholesale bit, is about an offer made to me. A business owner wants to buy some of my custom made/handmade jewelry to sell in their shop. How exciting I am. I will be wholesaling my charm bracelets and men's necklaces. So I've got a lot of work to do ahead of me.
Great way to start the New Year off right, eh. The bracelet above has dolphins on it. I love dolphins and they are one of my favorite things in the world I admire.

Here is my other charm bacelets with a blue and red stone. This one is very elegant, and it's nice for going out to an evening dinner.

Here there are snugged away in jewelry boxes. I'm going to try to have them ready to be put in the owners shop at least by this Friday coming.
Here's a new hobby, I wanted to try. Baking, frosting and decorating sugar cookies. My inspiration of course is L at A Dozen Eggs. These are not as nearly or close to beautiful like A Dozen Eggs. I'm only practicing though.

So far I love it, and L you really like what you do. Making the cookie dough, chilling it, rolling it, baking it, and decorating these sugar cookies is a lot of work. Not to mention making the batches of icing. It really is a lot of work. They are fun to make, and you get anxious about seeing how the cookies will turn out.

I made the traditional sugar cookie dough, but instead of putting in vanilla extract, I wanted to try something different. I used lemon extract instead. I like lemon, so for some you may have to acquire a taste for it. But I thought it tasted pretty good. I'll be practicing more of course, and hopefully my cookies will begin to look a litttle bit better.

I'm off to do some reading.

Enjoy life,

Treasure Ann


adozeneggs said...

The cookies look great!
For a really good (and more natural) lemon cookie, you should try adding lemon zest instead of extract.
Static looks like a sweetie!
Just make sure your wholesale prices leave room for a profit for YOU. Have you costed out each item?
Let me know if you need help, I'd be glad to.

Treasure Ann said...

O.k. I'll try that next time. I'm excited about trying new things with my new found cookie hobby.

Thank you about Static, he can be a trip sometimes. He also thinks he's a person.

Thanks L, I would gladly take your advice on how to price my items. I have done it, but I don't know if I've calculated it right to ensure that I get a profit. I'll definitely need your help. I'm going to make a post tomorrow about what I've priced them for wholesale. I'll need your opinion on it. Thanks.