Sales on Etsy have pretty well tanked for small shops and artists. Last year they opened it up to manufacturing, so individual lampworkers are competing even more with cheap Chinese beads. I’ve been urged to try selling on gasp!! Facebook! Oh gosh, I get overwhelmed just going and looking at my page on Facebook. But either I quit making beads, which I don’t want to do, or find some place to get rid of these things. I’ve got bags of them from the past year and a half.
So, I’ve got my headphones on listening to Tommy Cash, Waylon Jennings and Neil Diamond, and a tutorial on listing beads on one of the FB lampwork groups. Wish me luck, sigh….
ETA: Well, I think I did it.