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by Deb Libby
Sun Aug 27, 2023 2:34 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Trying to remember name
Replies: 0
Views: 69267

Trying to remember name

I'm hoping someone, who was a member back when the Warm Glass Board first started, will remember the name of the gentleman who used to create custom wrought iron display stands for many of us. My memory is telling me he was from the AZ area but my memory can play tricks nowadays. I know he stopped m...
by Deb Libby
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Display Stand Shop Closing
Replies: 3
Views: 7174

Re: Display Stand Shop Closing

Sorry to hear of your eye issues, Dick. I've appreciated all the pieces you've done for me over the years. Enjoy some rest and relaxation now!

Best wishes,
Deb Libby
by Deb Libby
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Sales&Use Audit Results--good info
Replies: 10
Views: 12613

Aiyiiyii ... #-o ... another reason I love this state, even though I do freeze my backsides in winter! NH has neither sales or state income tax! This is the second time this winter that I've been flabbergasted as to what other's pay ... the first was in Jan. when I traded my well traveled friend/RV ...
by Deb Libby
Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: wholesale crafts.com, input?
Replies: 10
Views: 13115

I was with WSC.com during it's second year in operation and, as someone else here mentioned, you have to constantly (every 3 months or so) submit new slides, new product in order to stay in the front pages of the website. They were very nice to work with, however, it didn't work for me .... I didn't...
by Deb Libby
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:17 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Donations to auctions
Replies: 17
Views: 18484

I'm with Doug .... I now give cash donations to most of my chosen charities. I like the auctions (like NH Public Television, which Bert mentioned, and one for the Boys/Girls Club) where they start the auction off by stating "the starting bid on this item is" and you've told them what the b...
by Deb Libby
Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: jewelry for guys
Replies: 22
Views: 25633

I've had good luck with tie tacks and money clips. Occasionally, a straight man will purchase one of my pendants, but the gay guys have been some of my best customers ... gotta love them! Both like the pendants on a short cord and blues/purples/black sell best to them.
Deb
by Deb Libby
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: art show- carry-out, or deliver?
Replies: 18
Views: 20406

I would prefer to wrap securely with tissue, bubble wrap and secure box/bag and tell the customer that I'd be glad to hold the purchase until they have finished shopping the show. However, if they ask me to ship for them, I certainly offer that service ... many times it will clinch the sale. I have ...
by Deb Libby
Sun Sep 21, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: gallery bought just 1
Replies: 10
Views: 11328

Hello Leslie ... I agree totally with Sara about personal purchases at wholesale. I will usually give a 20% discount off retail for a gallery owner wanting to purchase "under minimum" (i.e. a single piece) for personal use and I do this only because I hope the piece will be enjoyed enough ...
by Deb Libby
Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silkscreening on Glass
Replies: 12
Views: 13306

Hi Kim ... Since we're apparently neighbors and didn't know it (I'm in Concord, NH) and I have been silkscreening glass for years, I'd be glad to help you out with local suppliers and suggestions. My personal preference is Reusche/Thompson for Enamels and Garston in CT for screening materials but yo...
by Deb Libby
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Honesty in Applying to Shows
Replies: 17
Views: 19144

Andrew, I commend you for your forthrightness in going to the show director....sometimes, we don't get the answers we want but they hopefully will remember you for your honesty. I do alot of shows (all levels, high-end art shows and low/mid-level art/craft shows) and am very careful to show only wha...
by Deb Libby
Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: credit card terminals.....ughhhh
Replies: 16
Views: 18977

Kelly ... I have a Trans 420 swipe terminal (which I bought used on E-bay for $200), an Airpal POS (http://www.airpalPOS.com) for $135 new, and my cell phone (which just happened to be compatible with the Airpal). When all 3 pieces are hooked up, I can use my cell phone to transmit all the data dire...
by Deb Libby
Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Repair Survey: JenKen Oval 13" vs Evenheat GTS 254
Replies: 4
Views: 5944

Camaro ... I've had an Evenheat 2541 for about 10 years, use it daily and it still runs great ... did have to replace the relays in the controller a year ago (think that's the term...actually had Marty from CentredeVerre do it for me). I can't speak highly enough about the product; it's a real workh...
by Deb Libby
Sat Jun 14, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: New Booth Sign
Replies: 24
Views: 26703

=D> Oh Ron ... I'm ROTFL ! What a great sign! And so true about the de-valued state of the nation .... I keep hearing that various items (which used to be large, long-term acquisitions in the days of old .... I remember them like yesterday) are now considered "disposable" items. Things lik...
by Deb Libby
Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Questionable: Gallery starts wholesaling to other galleries
Replies: 16
Views: 17490

Re: Questionable: Gallery starts wholesaling to other galler

I signed a contract with the gallery (consignment) and there was no mention that they would wholesale. Am I right (or wrong) in considering that unless the gallery buys outright the work still belongs to me until it is sold? Shouldn't I have been consulted? Am I sitting on a real high horse and sho...
by Deb Libby
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?
Replies: 56
Views: 653365

I take everyone's critique seriously even though it may be dead wrong.... it's worth the time to peruse. That's hard to do if your ego is attached to your work.... if you want to do this for a living, you listen to your "audience" and take them as seriously as your own voice. Be aware tha...
by Deb Libby
Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:43 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Show question
Replies: 4
Views: 7145

Dani - I got an order at BMAC last July from the American Craft Museum in NYC, so Wendy Rosen could help you there. And when I've done the Boston Gift Show (part of George Little Mgmt., same as Marty mentioned), they have an entire section called "Museum Source". You could contact Mary Str...
by Deb Libby
Fri May 30, 2003 10:05 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?
Replies: 56
Views: 653365

Re: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?

[quote="Brad Walker] This is a total of $150 wholesale, or (simply doubling), $300 retail. That would suggest that a retail price of $450 is too high. The issue of whether or not the work impacts other artists is a different one. I too have dealt with galleries that don't want to have anything ...
by Deb Libby
Thu May 29, 2003 9:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The Cracked Plate revisited
Replies: 14
Views: 14392

Nanc - I've been struggling with a similar problem .... my plate design is quite different than yours but again has alot of areas with multiple layers. Some areas have as many as 5-6 layers, while other areas are just the blanks; the raised areas are textural and not full fused. I've tried slowing m...
by Deb Libby
Fri May 23, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FRIT GRINDER Q
Replies: 10
Views: 12355

Rodney ... Cynthia's solution is the one I use for fast, really fast frit production .... when I need alot, I simply put 4 x-large restaurant sized SS bowls into my oval kiln, heat to 1200 (I'll try going to the lower temp like Cynthia next time), and then dump them into 4 metal trash cans 1/2 full ...
by Deb Libby
Wed May 21, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Covington #761
Replies: 5
Views: 7081

Hi Charlie ... I've got one and it is very easy to change belts, etc., even for mechanically inept me. I have the tall back plate and, even with that in place, the belts slide on and off easily, then tighten in place. I use mine with the felt belt and cerium also .... that gets sloppier, but still e...