Hello to all of you
Spring is here in Montreal, and with it, more vibrant colours and
more skin to show of jewelry!
I re-started into jewelry about 3 years ago, I make it and import
it. It’s a passion dating back to my twenties, and, after nearly 30
years as a makeup artist in films, I went back to it.
I studied in Taxco, took other classes, set up a studio and a
website ( painstalkainly - didn’t even know how to copy + paste ).
And started to build a clientele. Also started leaving jewelry on
consignment in several boutiques.
Being overwhelmed, I did an Excel inventory of more than 1,200
items. Big job, you should see the size of my index !
After having had a problem with consignments, I’m wondering if I
should continue in that line. What percentage is to be given ? Is a
contract necessary ? If a piece dissapears, how do I deal with this ?
Would it be better to give the boutique a wholesale price, and have
them pay for the pieces on the spot ? What should be the minimum
Or should I stick to selling online, and if so, how do I go about
getting more traffic ?
My price range is about $ 45 - to $ 200- , with a few more expensive
items nearing $ 400- It’s all sterling with semi-precious and
Waiting for your good advice and ideas,