So I've been dabbling around with some of my non-jewelcrafting professions a bit, trying to get a feel for other markets, learning what sells and what doesn't, stocking up a bit on mats for 4.2, etc.

Here's some stuff I've been doing in my other professions that's new-ish to me:

Found a bunch of Arcane Crystals up on the AH for 1g 25s a piece. Bought them all. At the same time, there were some Thorium bars up on the AH for under 50s a piece as well. Bought all those. Transmuted a bunch of Arcanite Bars and have been selling them for roughly 30g per. That's a pretty sweet profit margin.

I'm still mainly following a lot of the ideas laid out by Faid in her Enchanting Edition of Faid's WoW Gold Rush. Except now I'm using some of those Wrath materials in Enchanting scrolls.

Cold posted a while back about how Enchant gloves - major agility is still a very good enchant for agility using classes in Cataclysm. This got me looking around a bit and here are a list of item enhancements (not just enchants) and buff items from Wrath that have no Cataclysm equivalents:

Enchant Cloak - Major Agility (+22 Agi)
Enchant Gloves - Major Agility (+20 Agi)
Enchant Boots - Greater Assault (+32 attack power)
Earthen Leg Armor (+resil leg armor)
Insightful Earthsiege Diamond (meta with chance to restore mana on spellcast. Nice on very long fights)
Blackened Worg Steak (Track humanoids buff food.)

I don't sell all of these, but they are all items worth remembering if you happen to have the recipe.

I've also been selling Enchant Chest - Major Health scrolls. This enchant gives +100 HP to a chest slot item. It takes 2 small brilliant shards to make. It is not the BiS enchant for heirloom chest pieces (although I understand it might be very good for 19 twinks?), but it has two things going for it that the +4 stats BiS heirloom enchant doesn't:
1. It is fairly easy to get a hold of the recipe. (Limited Supply from Qia in Winterspring.)
2. The mats are stupid cheap, allowing me to sell this recipe as a bargain enchant.

To make the above more clear: It costs me roughly 20 silver to buy the materials for this enchant. (Including the Enchanting Vellum.) The scroll is selling quickly at 15g per scroll, which is both a reasonable amount to spend on an enchant for an item you will use for 80 levels and just stupid amounts of profit. I almost don't want to discuss this here because then someone from my server will start making it and there will be an undercutting war and then it will be as sad as Enchant shield - Vitality is there right now. :(

On the other end of the spectrum, I sold my first Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility scroll this week. The market for it is very small (pretty much just feral druids), but it's a great heirloom enchant.

I sold some Mysterious Fortune Cards a few nights ago, but it made me feel kind of bad and I hate barking, so I don't think I'll keep up with that. I am however, still making MFCs, and cooking them into Fortune Cookies. I was selling them, but now I'm saving them to sell in 4.2 when I'm hoping the prices go up. (Especially if more people start pugging with the nerfs to Tier 11 normal mode raid content.)

I've also been toying around a bit with actual glyphs. I've probably sold about 800g worth of glyphs with only about 20 researched glyphs (and very few of them any good). There's some solid competition on my server, but a nice early afternoon opening for me to sell a few glyphs on weekdays.

I've currently got a few Adventurer's Journals up on the AH just to test out the market for them. (If they don't sell, I can use them while leveling my priest, who is allllmost to Northrend!)
herdingelekks: (achievement unlocked!)
( Jun. 1st, 2011 03:46 pm)
Number of Sales: 857
Gold from Sales (Gross): 41606g 6s 75c

Top 5 Gold Makers Over-all
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Greater Celestial Essence
Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond
Ember Shadowspirit Diamond
Infinite Dust

Top 5 Gold/Sale
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect
Book of Glyph Mastery
Pristine Hide

Top 5 Number of Sales
Greater Celestial Essence
Greater Cosmic Essence
Shadowspirit Diamond (uncut)
Delicate Inferno Ruby

Cut Inferno Ruby prices got stupid low on my server for a while there, so as you can see, I chose to make my Carnelians into Carnelian Spikes to disenchant much more than I transmuted them into Inferno Rubies. It was my first major holiday as a goldmaker, and I did see a lot of business this weekend. Yay for three-day weekends!

My shaman is up to 82, and I've actually been able to find Whiptail cheap enough that I can mill it into pigments, turn it all into inks, and make a profit just selling the Inferno Inks. I'm splitting my Blackfallow Inks between trading in for more Inferno Ink, and MFCs to turn into Fortune Cookies and sell.

I ended up making a little under 500g on the Stormchops from The Stormchops Experiment. Most of my sales were to one guild, so if I do this again, I might look into selling directly to a guild still working on the Critter Kill Squad achievement. I'll probably finish up selling this last stack I have, then hop back out. I'm not in love with barking.
I didn't actually announce this here, just added a link on my profile, but I'm on Twitter now! Check me out at @thriftydraenei. It's about 50% goldmaking and 50% random blather.

So I finally bit the bullet and realm/faction transferred my shaman off the PvP server she was on, and onto my main server. (RPPvE because I'm a wuss.) Just switched one of her professions to Inscription and leveled it up to about 300 and then just couldn't stare at any inks anymore. I don't know if this is going to work out so well.

Mainly, I've been playing my first healer: a baby resto druid. Having a ton of fun so far, but I suspect that's because Rejuvenation is OP at low levels.

Working on a cooking project, which I am planning to post about later in the week.

Other than that, I'm prepping for 4.2 more. Here's some info I've picked up from various sources:

First of all cut gems will be stacking in 4.2! Many blogs are discussing how this will affect the possible sales of the new jewelcrafting bag, but more importantly to me, I'm preparing for quite a few mislists the first few days by jewelcrafters who roll without any AH add-ons and are unprepared for stacking gems. I definitely expect to snatch a few 2 or 3 stacks of cut gems listed for single price by inexperienced auctioneers.

The goldblogging twittersphere has been abuzz discussing the new Firelands dailies and how it looks like at least some of the new crafting recipes are coming from vendors phased in by doing many of these dailies. To even access them, you will need to have quested in Mount Hyjal far enough to have phased in the Regrowth. So if you're looking to pick up any of those recipes, make sure to quest that far into Mount Hyjal at least. (Thanks to @powerwordgold for the link!)

Gimp from GimpsGold (one of my new favorite gold bloggers!) appeared on the A2A podcast this past week, and mentioned that the 4.2 change to critical heals (200% up from 150%) may mean some healing classes will value crit more highly in 4.2 than they do now. I know I just picked up the int/crit cut, and may pick up the pure crit cut in preparation. I may have my enchanter post up some +crit enchants for slots that don't have +int or +spirit enchants available.