Friday, July 30, 2010

The Compost Pile and other random thoughts

Well, the masses have voted.

Okay, 43 people voted.

And the winning name for my new destash shop on ArtFire will be (drum roll, please.....):


The Compost Pile

This poll leads me to believe certain things about my friends:
1) They are odd, but in a good way.
2) They have FABULOUS senses of humor.

And I'm thinking they all think I won't do this.  But I will.  It won, hands down. 

Actually, what I will probably wind up naming it is: TBB's Compost Pile. Hopefully, I'll have the new shop set up by the end of the weekend.  We shall see.  And giggle. A lot. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In honor my boys starting preschool, I'm having a 10% off sale! TheBeadedBranch Artisan Studio

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A New Shop Needing a Name

After much thought and consideration, The Beaded Branch is going to be expanding out a little bit.  I've come to realize several things:

  1. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
  2. I would really like to have the new "Certified Handmade" badge to proudly display in my ArtFire Studio.
  3. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
  4. A little extra cash would be nice.
  5. I have waaaaay too many crafting supplies.
Here is what I'm planning on doing.  I'm opening up a de-stash and supply studio on ArtFire.  By doing this I will be able to still sell my tutorial on ArtFire (just not in my main shop) and I will be able to clear out some of the crafting supplies I never use. 
Here's the catch:  I have NO idea what to call this new venture.  In my sleep-deprived brain, the best name I could come up with was "The Compost Pile".  Catchy, but I don't think too many people would want to shop there.  The idea is good, taking what is old, and turning it into something new, but the connotations of a compost heap are just not pleasant.  The smell for one thing...
At any rate,  I've gotten a plethora of suggestions from my friends on Plurk, and with those great suggestions, I'm going to set up a poll, so people can vote. 

Here are the names that have been suggested:

  • Beadless Branch
  • Beaded Branch Destash
  • Beyond the Branch
  • From the Branch
  • De-Beading the Branch
  • The Apple Never Falls Far
  • The Beady Apple
  • Branching Out
  • TBBDestash
  • Beads from the Branch
  • Branch of Opportunity
I'll set up the poll soon.  Vote now.  Vote often.  Otherwise I'll be stuck with a shop name like "The Compost Pile"