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Green Jewelry?


#1

I have a friend who is opening a little shop that will feature
primarily art made from renewable materials. She is looking for
jewelry that she can retail for under $200 that may fit in with her
other works. I’m thinking that she is looking for jewelry that tells
a bit of a story, has some meaning beyond it’s beauty.

Any suggestions as to how she can view metalsmiths works other than
traveling to shows? Are there a few good sites that might list many
sites of various metalsmiths? I suggested that she check out The
American Craft Council’s site to find links to exhibitors, but I
expect they will generally exceed her price point.

Any help will be appreciated and forwarded to her.

Thanks,
Mark


#2
She is looking for jewelry that she can retail for under $200 that
may fit in with her other works. I'm thinking that she is looking
for jewelry that tells a bit of a story, has some meaning beyond
it's beauty. 

Why not to a call for entries? Get it out to all the major lists,
Guilds, etc. Get it out on SNAGnet.

Elaine


#3
Any suggestions as to how she can view metalsmiths works other
than traveling to shows? Are there a few good sites that might list
many sites of various metalsmiths? 

Ummmmmmm - Orchid? Many people have web sites either written in
posts or as a link - I look at most all of them. There will be other
posts of link pages and the like, I’m sure…

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#4

hi i’ve been making jewelry from wood, for 25 years, that i find
everywhere, much better than exotics,

david


#5

there is a large retailer of Green jewlery already up and raking it
in, I would suggest looking at their site to avoid offering the same
work, or the same anything as that may constitute some trademark
infringement and other issues of a legal nature… as for artists,
the latest edition of coloured stone has a buying guide that has a
surprising wealth of vendors of all types of jewlery. I am a member
of various international trade organisations, and perhaps your
friend should join ( most are free to the industry) and post requests
to buy as many international cottage industruies that support women
and children and help them in collectives, rise from basic
subsistence use natural materials, that are renewable in the crafting
of their products. Most post photos of the products, if there is
none, ask for samples and offer to return them after inspection ( if
they are hesitant to send them out- you must understand in some of
the very basic cottage industries one piece may have taken the artist
hours to make from gatrhering the seeds, nuts or other natural
materialsm to processing them into useable durable, pest free
materials that are then crafted into x- so the one dollar american
item may have taken a woman thirty hours to get to a point where she
can begin production, which is generally hand work, or in the case of
some metals products, tools are also scavenged from broken down
vehicles or the spoils of war and are handmade as well, so to pay to
send you that sample is a great sacrifice and risk to that small
scale producer…)…alibaba, india mart, and sinomart are a few of the
larger trade venues on the web, there are scores more.For the record,
I do not endorse any of them.

R.E.Rourke


#6

I love jewelry from wood ! I found a person on deviantart that is
doing amber and wood carvings… so lovely ! David… what is your
website ?? Links to my jewelry: http://www.createdwithfire.com