Friday, April 20, 2012

Torn .... I want to keep something I made for someone else!

What do you do when you make something for someone else and then you like it so much that you want to keep it?

OK! Yes, I do know the real answer - if you make something for someone else --- you have to let them have it!!  

Globes waiting to be turned into lampshades and bowls




Why is this an issue for me right now?  Well, I have no less than 8 globes that I am slowly turning into lampshades and bowls.  While I love the ones I have already made, I really do like some of the new ones even better!  I'm making them to sell on Etsy and Ebay.

Thankfully, I still can choose which one(s) get sold and which one(s) I keep... but I find that I love them all for different reasons - and they aren't even made yet!  Oh what to do??  (I'm guessing that I will probably keep the globes that show more wear and tear, and sell the nicer ones... but it sure is tempting to keep the older, more unique ones!

1960's Statement Necklace
I have to laugh because one of my friends is having a similar dilemma.  She has been looking for vintage jewelry to sell on Ebay or Etsy and has managed to find several really nice items (for example take a look at her "1960's Statement Necklace" listed on her blog www.10redpapayas.com).  She says she doesn't know what to do because she has "bonded" with it.   I don't blame her, it's fabulous!! 

I guess I'm fortunate because I have been able to find globes on a semi-regular basis and since they are (or were) wide-produced, there will probably be globes to choose from in the future.  She isn't quite as lucky - the jewelry she's finding is pretty rare and she knows that if she sells it, she will probably not see another one like it. 

I think I'll just count my blessings that I have a choice and decide to be happy about that. :)