I am reading this with interest, let me tell you why. Once extremely
active in silversmithing, my way, traditional teachers not caring
for what I was producing and dismissing my stuff, I continued, “My
Way.” Today is the day 4 years ago I heard the "you’ve got cancer"
words, and added to a very nasty situation, I back shelved my
Financially broken I am selling off some of my acquired jewelry,
more among friends, etc than a concerted effort. I was with a friend
in a path away from home and saw a sign for a Consignment Gallery.
We wandered in and looking at the jewelry I saw many of the very
Focals I had bought to incorporate with my things. Curiously I asked
about consignment and during the explanation, I took a ring I was
wearing in hopes of someone liking it enough to buy for $75.00. She
asked a few questions about the ring and took it to the back to
discuss. She told me they would take the ring and list it at
$225.00. If it sells, I will get 40%, still more than I was asking
directly, so I left it there. I also determined that if something is
over 1K I would get 55%. That is OK and I plan to bring along a
Suite high karat gold set with cabochon corundum Blue through Reds.
Earlier today I showed some 30 plus pieces I had fabricated,
reticulated, fused, just waiting for finishing touches,
complementary necklaces combining hand made links and natural stone
beads. She has curated Gallery Shows and evaluated my works as
pieces of art. Great to hear, so now time to complete them and maybe
even offer them to the consignment gallery. I don’t have a wholesale
price, I can calculate the silver value and the stones I used, labor
who knows. For me right now, I’m happy I stumbled over that shop, it
is way out of my usual territory.