13 lb cane saga

13 lb cane saga

Post by Saraja » Thu, 20 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Dear everybody
               I'd be happy to repost my 13 lb. cane saga....but do you
really want
me to? I was afraid you'd all be mad the FIRST time because it was soooo
long.
(practically a thir*** pound POST!!) Should I just send it via e mail
to Bill?
I really do NOT want to wear out my welcome here.
         Also, someone emailed me about the finished buttons, and I've
lost
their message...so I'll answer here. The person wanted to know where the

buttons would be available, and if they could get them straight from me,
instead.
She said she likes to go straight to the artist whenever possible.
Well,  the greedy part
of me says "oh yeah!"....but the truth is, I'd be much better served in
the long run if
orders were placed thru the catalog. Then, they will see that they have
a hot item,
that they can SELL, and they'll buy MORE!   I deal with stores all the
time that tell me
"oh, we can't sell polymer products" and I think this REALLY limits
EVERYONE's
ability to sell thru stores, boutiques, etc.  So even tho it'll cost
that extra three
dollars or so, to buy retail, think of it as an investment in the future
of polyclay sales.
Heck, I'M going to order a couple of sets, because I want the catalogue
guys to feel
good about this and order another hundred cards! (since i've got all
that cane made
anyway!)
      This is the first time they've sold any polyclay products, and IF
things go well,
they'll continue....I'm trying to talk the Quilt magazine into doing an
article on
polymer clay as it applies to quilts, and fabric type
applications.....but they don't
know if there is any INTEREST out there....and yet, quite a few people
doing polyclay
work are also quilters, or have a fabric arts background. So it is VITAL
that we get out
of the woodwork, and express a desire to see MORE polyclay work in
differing venues---
jewelry, dolls, wearable art, fine art----whatever! This is an
incredably versatile medium
and we need to advertise that....the best way is to get diverse work
into as many places
as possable...and to let buyers know that a market for good work DOES
exist. And like
 they say "money talks..."    so, tho I DO sell work directly to people,
I will honoring my
"exclusive" contract (on  the buttons)...and saying PLEASE! Buy some as
soon as the
catalogue comes out!   the catalogue is:  Quilts and Other Comforts
1-800-881-6624
(  My husband says I should NOT give this info out, as there will be
those who try to
"cut into" our market, but this is a chance I'll take.  I don't know of
any other way to
 promote sales...)

 Sarajane

 
 
 

13 lb cane saga

Post by a » Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:00:00


and saying PLEASE! Buy some as

Quote:
> soon as the
> catalogue comes out!   the catalogue is:  Quilts and Other Comforts
> 1-800-881-6624

Hey Sarajane,

Congratulations on the great cane saga and it's success...
I just called Quilts and Other Comforts and ordered a catalogue so I can
buy your buttons...
I will also show them around to friends and see if anybody of them would
like to order them...

Good luck,

Suz

 
 
 

13 lb cane saga

Post by Lynne Wardro » Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Hi Sarajane!
I was the one that asked about the buttons.  I will call for the catalog.
 I usually buy from the artist to get the cash to the person that made
the piece (I love it when people buy direct from me)but you have a valid
point about getting polyclay out in the world & getting folks to notice
it.  Thanks.    

Lynne Wardrop

<snip>

Quote:
>          Also, someone emailed me about the finished buttons, and I've
> lost
> their message...so I'll answer here. The person wanted to know where the

> buttons would be available, and if they could get them straight from me,
> instead.
> She said she likes to go straight to the artist whenever possible.
> Well,  the greedy part
> of me says "oh yeah!"....but the truth is, I'd be much better served in
> the long run if
> orders were placed thru the catalog. Then, they will see that they have
> a hot item,
> that they can SELL, and they'll buy MORE!   I deal with stores all the
> time that tell me
> "oh, we can't sell polymer products" and I think this REALLY limits
> EVERYONE's
> ability to sell thru stores, boutiques, etc.  So even tho it'll cost
> that extra three
> dollars or so, to buy retail, think of it as an investment in the future
> of polyclay sales.
> Heck, I'M going to order a couple of sets, because I want the catalogue
> guys to feel
> good about this and order another hundred cards! (since i've got all
> that cane made
> anyway!)
>       This is the first time they've sold any polyclay products, and IF
> things go well,
> they'll continue....I'm trying to talk the Quilt magazine into doing an
> article on
> polymer clay as it applies to quilts, and fabric type
> applications.....but they don't
> know if there is any INTEREST out there....and yet, quite a few people
> doing polyclay
> work are also quilters, or have a fabric arts background. So it is VITAL
> that we get out
> of the woodwork, and express a desire to see MORE polyclay work in
> differing venues---
> jewelry, dolls, wearable art, fine art----whatever! This is an
> incredably versatile medium
> and we need to advertise that....the best way is to get diverse work
> into as many places
> as possable...and to let buyers know that a market for good work DOES
> exist. And like
>  they say "money talks..."    so, tho I DO sell work directly to people,
> I will honoring my
> "exclusive" contract (on  the buttons)...and saying PLEASE! Buy some as
> soon as the
> catalogue comes out!   the catalogue is:  Quilts and Other Comforts
> 1-800-881-6624
> (  My husband says I should NOT give this info out, as there will be
> those who try to
> "cut into" our market, but this is a chance I'll take.  I don't know of
> any other way to
>  promote sales...)

>  Sarajane

 
 
 

13 lb cane saga

Post by Eric Brewer and Kristin Ri » Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Congratulations on the great cane saga and it's success...
>I just called Quilts and Other Comforts and ordered a catalogue so I can
>buy your buttons...
>I will also show them around to friends and see if anybody of them would
>like to order them...

Are they going to be in the Summer catalog? I just looked through my Spring '97
catalog from cover to cover and I couldn't find them.

Kristin

 
 
 

13 lb cane saga

Post by bobor.. » Thu, 27 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Sarajane,

I called Quilts and other Comforts and told them that, "I had heard that
Sarajane Helms is selling her polymer buttons  and I want to have them
ASAP".
Looking forward to getting the catalog and ordering the buttons>

peg polymer