Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Studio Section Changes

Sometimes no sooner do we make a plan than we find we need to change it.  No worries, but it's happened to me.   Yesterday, I announced on my Studio blog that  I had just set up  "Kids" and "Teens" sections for jewelry in my studio to assist shoppers in selecting items for people in these age groups. 
Luckily, no one even viewed that page from the time I posted until a moment ago when I retracted that statement.   There were only a few items in those categories and those items were pulled last night and the categories removed.  No items were purchased.   

The reason for my sudden change of heart is a set of federal regulations I was unaware of, protecting children from harmful substances. And I'm all for that! (One of you kind readers brought this to my attention yesterday, and I thank you kindly for help keeping me out of trouble!)

While I make every effort to avoid lead and nickel in the beads and metals I purchase for all of my jewelry, the regulations require that "all manufacturers of children's products must have their children's products third party tested and certified as compliant with applicable children's product safety rules."   

At any rate, that is more than I'm able to take on at the moment, so I will not attempt to sell jewelry targeted to young people   As I indicated yesterday, adults may enjoy the jewelry I had placed in the "kids" and 'teens" sections too, so I will resume categorizing by types of jewelry (necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings.)

I'm grateful for the tip!  And my thanks to all  for understanding!   

Now there's been another change to the Studio Sections that just happened yesterday, and I'm unsure if it will be temporary or permanent.  I've put up a section for "Bead Extras--Destash."   It's there at the moment because I've signed up for an event sponsored by "Copper Diem," a "Shop/Blog Destash Hop" that will take place Jan. 7.  Jan. 4 is the last day to enter if you want to offer destash.  Jan. 7 is the day to "hop" to shop!

My items will be located in my "Sharyl's Jewelry" Artfire Studio in the "Bead Extras --Destash" section.  Please drop by!   I'll post again on Jan. 7.   

And as long as I'm posting reminders...that long-awaited event of the 5th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop, hosted by Lori Anderson has registration Jan. 7-9th.  Remember to drop by her site if you want to register to get in.  Space is limited this year.  See Lori's blog for details!

1 comment:

Carole M. said...

..good that you got the news re childrens market. Your blog gives you the opportunity to explain, and move on.