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My name is Valerie Cline and I am Single. I have worked all my life until I got sick and was unable to continue in the work force so I had to take an early retirement. I had a friend that made all sorts of seed bead earrings in shapes of animals, buildings or whatever you wanted. I bought several from her and had her make up some of my designs, that is when she told me how to make my own jewelry and even sell some for extra money. I did just that and now this is what has happened since.

In October 2009 I opened my Etsy shop and listed all of my jewelry. I came up with new ideas such as cell phone charms, beaded key chains, sterling wire wrap rings and anything else I could make with wire. I have taught myself how to do all of my jewelry work. Now I only do custom work. I don't have the time just to make jewelry for my shop, but I will keep trying…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 21
  • Joined October 4, 2009

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semi precious gems 14kt gold and sterling silver seed beads and beads of all kinds cabochons gemstones emeralds sapphires garnets amethyst sea opal jade etc and dont forget the crystals of all kinds Sorry about no punctuation but etsy wont let me even put a period let alone a comma I really do know how to punctuate my sentences

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About

My name is Valerie Cline and I am Single. I have worked all my life until I got sick and was unable to continue in the work force so I had to take an early retirement. I had a friend that made all sorts of seed bead earrings in shapes of animals, buildings or whatever you wanted. I bought several from her and had her make up some of my designs, that is when she told me how to make my own jewelry and even sell some for extra money. I did just that and now this is what has happened since.

In October 2009 I opened my Etsy shop and listed all of my jewelry. I came up with new ideas such as cell phone charms, beaded key chains, sterling wire wrap rings and anything else I could make with wire. I have taught myself how to do all of my jewelry work. Now I only do custom work. I don't have the time just to make jewelry for my shop, but I will keep trying.

On September 11, 20011 I listed my first strand of beads to sell which were beads I no longer needed. I continued to list beads that I was done with. Since I make only 1 of a kind jewelry I did not need all of the beads that I bought to make these 1 of a kind pieces. So I have a ton of beads hanging on my wall with no place to go. I did use a lot of them in different designs but I needed to move on with newer and better gemstones that were up to date and in style plus the only seed beads I use any more are delica's. They are the best bead for loom work and just plain seed beading.

As I sold those beads I kept the money in my pay pal account and ordered more from my suppliers of different gemstones and now findings and charms. I will also be listing tools of the trade. I started selling to 1 customer a day with a day here and there with no sales. Then it was 2customer a day here and there and then it turned to 3 once or twice a week and no I have had a day with 5 customers. Now my goal is to make a sale to 5 customers every day with no days without a sale. (Click on my Sales Tab to see how my shop is doing from the beginning to now. My Jewelry shop turned into a bead shop but I still sell custom jewelry and cell phone crystals with charms. The more you order on a custom job the cheaper it is. As long as I list a few items everyday then I get the traffic and sell. If I don't list any for a few weeks my sales drop to 2 or 3 customers a week. You will see me in this shop every day listing from now on. I have a very large inventory and I am unable to put everything up on line. I am trying to put as much as I can up on a daily basis. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything. All I can say is no but most of the time I find a way to work with you and the answer is YES....

I ask each and every one of you to tell me what you would like to see in my shop. I am here to serve you, so what you want is what I will purchase and list with a wholesale price. All of my beads are under retail. Some are under wholesale and some are between. But none are over retail and very very few are retail. If you should see something you can get cheaper at a retail store that I have and the item you found is not on sale, then please direct me to it so that I may see it and adjust my prices accordingly, if I am able to. As I said before I don't make very much on each item, I keep my prices as low as possible. I make my money on selling a lot of beads and custom work, not on raising my prices to make a bundle of each, NO, I would rather give you a good deal and sell more to make my money. Selling high prices does not make the most money, It is keeping your prices very low and selling a lot more items is how you make your money and staying in touch with your customers works as well. I love to a talk to people and met new people on line as well. This is my living not a hobby and I LOVE IT.

I feel so blessed to have found a career that I can do in my home and sell for a small profit so that I may continue to create. I wish I could have found jewelry making when I was younger in my 20's. I could have had a career that could have really taken me places. I am to old for that now but that is not going to stop me in any way. I will take it as far as I can in the next 10 to 15 years. That is probably all I have left in this world.

I am a terrible photographer but I do try my best. So please forgive me. I never wanted to be a photographer. If any of you have any suggestions, Please please convo me and let me know. That is how I run this shop. It is YOUR Shop so I want what you want in YOUR shop.

Bless you all and may you find what you love to do best in your life as I have.
Stay safe always and I hope to see you in YOUR'S and MY store.

Valerie Cline

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