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Art jewelry Business Plan Advice


#1

Hello Everyone:

It is very exciting time for me in that I suddenly have an
opportunity to go into a working studio space within a gallery.

I cannot be specific as to terms or location, but this is a good
opportunity for growth for my business. I am in the process of
formulating a business plan and deciding what direction I would like
to go in for now.

My question is to those who operate in the area of art jewelry (read
non-conventional materials) from precious and non-precious material.
How do you differentiate yourself from others operating in your
field?

I would like to make my jewelry, continue teaching at the local art
center, offer pearl stringing (re-stringing) services, bridal
services, and do custom work. Is this too much?

For those who are in operation now, do you find you have enough time
to manage your business and still create?

Obviously, I have much work to do to get ready for the upcoming
summer vacation (read buying) season, but any opinions/thought would
be greatly appreciated. I consider you guys to be light years ahead
of me.

I hear this from time to time on Orchid “the comfort of a retail
spot”…can you elaborate please? Why do you find it comfortable?
What do you feel are the advantages?

Thanks and Best Regards,
Kim Starbard
Cove Beads


#2
I would like to make my jewelry, continue teaching at the local
art center, offer pearl stringing (re-stringing) services, bridal
services, and do custom work. Is this too much? 

No, it’s not too much. If you can handle it. The more important
question is can it be advertised in a cohesive way? Come up with a
way to package it.

Elaine

Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#3

Kim, I don’t have any sage advice for you…but I’m so happy for
you! Congratulations! It seems like good things are continuing to
come your way and I’m very excited about the new venue. Keep us
posted!

Amery