I am champing at the bit for our annual week in the Berkshires, scheduled from Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 16. Spending time in my favorite place on earth – well, outside of the
During our vacation we’ll see a BSO concert at Tanglewood and visit MassMoCA, the
I could close
At what point does
Suppose I wanted to take two weeks in the Berkshires – or more? Suppose I unexpectedly get an opportunity to return to the Caribbean someday, or maybe even Europe, where I can’t haul my laptop along with me, Internet access is iffy, and I can’t drive back to handle emergencies?
I can’t answer that.
Not Meant to Be
To my surprise, the jewelry vendor that I wrote about a couple of times (most recently just last week) never answered my last-ditch come-to-jesus email. So I must reluctantly pronounce our association dead. I suppose there’s no harm now in revealing that I was talking about Morse code jewelry. That’s right: Very nice, high-quality, attractive bead necklaces with encoded messages. The jeweler positively will not work on a special-order basis, and I’m equally positive that stocking a few standard words would not work; online shoppers demand customization. The two other Morse code jewelry vendors who come up on Google do make their pieces to order, so there’s simply no way I could compete with them. Perhaps I will see if one of them is interested in partnering.
On the remote chance that “my” jeweler might read this post: I’m sure that your work will sell on your preferred terms in bricks-and-mortar boutiques. If you ever change your mind about Internet sales, you know how to reach me. Meanwhile, good luck.
One reader asked some time ago why I carry jewelry at all. Sometimes I wonder myself. For one thing, most of my merchandise skews toward male-oriented, so jewelry is a good counterweight for the womanly holidays (Valentines Day, Mothers Day). For another, there’s no wasted labor or money tied up in inventory because jewelers can make their pieces to order. My only really successful jewelry line (typewriter key jewelry) died of supply problems. Morse code jewelry could have filled that same niche – unusual, hip, and personalized – but without being limited by vintage materials. It would have been a great line.
Oh well. Something as good will come along eventually, or I’ll find somebody else doing the
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