I’m sure that this question will seem a bit novice to everyone in
this forum, but since I’ve found Orchid members very supportive, I’d
like to throw it out there.
Recently, I have been thinking of finding another jeweler to help me
out when I have too much work for my little workshop. What would a
reasonable hourly rate be for fabrication of 14kt gold jewelry?
Nothing too complex…metal forming, soldering, and finishing. I
would supply the raw materials, but they would use their own
Also, as I do not have an established relationship with another
jewelry, what would be the best, most polite, but effective way to
make sure that they are accurately conveying hours worked given that
I would not be watching over them? I thought that I could just use
the length of time it takes me to complete a piece as a guide, but I
do not want to insult a fellow jeweler. Any suggestions would be