I just returned from my first time at Cherry Creek. It is a
1000-mile drive for me (over $400 for gas) but the quality of work
at the show was very high. Not many jewelers-- 24, I think, out of
250-- and none got awards.
I sold pretty well, though not as well as I’d hoped, given the
show’s reputation. Too soon to say whether there will be
after-orders, of course.
Here’s the thing, though. I didn’t sell a single one of my signature
pieces, the titanium and silver work with imagery, such as in my
Orchid gallery. If I can’t sell them at a show like that, where can
I sell them?? I’m very disappointed about that. I also hoped to pick
up a gallery out there, but none approached me. I had no time to
seek them out, with a show the week before here in my home area
(Chicago) and one next weekend in Cleveland.
Well, I’ll find out what it’s like to do a show without a lot of
"little stuff" (pieces under $150), because I sold almost all of it
out there, no time to make more. I leave tomorrow for Cleveland.