Remember last month when I had extra copies of the original version of Freezer Burn? Yeah, this one. I was wondering what to do with them, and thought maybe I'd give them away or sell them at a discount.
Sheri Fink rode to my rescue and said, "No." (She might have stomped her foot a little, too.) According to her, I was supposed to pair each book up with some kind of amusing trinket, give it a Very Special Autograph, and sell it for more as a... (insert drum roll)...
It feels like it's taken me forever, but I've finally got a plan. I had a bunch of really cool martini glasses I bought for a silent auction basket that never happened. They were, like, a dozen for less than $20, so not expensive. I decided to make them candle holders.
So far, this is what they look like. I got the green candles (also cheap, $5 for ten), to represent olives, but I think I'll go back and get red candles instead, because they'll be prettier.
As far as the autograph goes, here's the way I usually sign things. Unfortunately for everyone, I sign it this way even if you're my best buddy in the whole universe and I adore you to pieces. When I sit down to sign the book, my mind goes blank and all I can think of is "Enjoy!" (I do say, "Love, Gayle Carline" instead, because I-love-you-mean-it.)
This is the Very Special Autograph. I'll sign it in red, number each book, date it, and did you see what I did with the exclamation point? It's like a little olive, right? Right?
Never mind. Maybe I could make it green.
My only problem with this plan is that the little glass beads in the martini glasses are not currently attached to anything, so if the glass tips, they roll all over the place. I've already tipped them twice, sending beads across the kitchen table and floor. The dogs ate a few of them because their philosophy is, if it falls on the floor, you gobble first and ask questions later.
Should I glue the beads into the glass? Is there a kind of glue I should use? I could use a crafter's advice right about now.
Oh, yeah, I forgot - what would you pay for a book and a candle? (oooh, maybe I should include a bell, lol) The book orginally retailed for $13.99, although I don't know whether I ever sold any copies at that price. I sold copies for $12. I've probably got $3 invested in each martini/candle.
Do I have an opening bid?