This happens to me way too often. I'm just not good at selling because I hate parting with my work. I wonder if this is a common ailment for us artists. I suspect that the more of one's self one puts into one's work, the less willing one is to part with it, but I don't know. There may very well be another explanation that's not so flattering to the artist! Fear of the rejection that can come with putting one's work for sale? Insecurity? Now wanting to share? Don't know. But I think I'll ask some of my artist friends as it seems to be an interesting subject.
So it's back to the drawing board for Studio Tour inventory. But today I did take some time to make about 10 pairs of earrings. They are simple ones utilizing antique brass drops and findings and a variety of stones and other beads I had on hand. There's not much work (or creativity) in these pieces, but they're pretty. They will be low-priced items and I hope they'll sell well.