With galleries/shops etc I don’t put my jewellery on consignment! I
put it in on SALE OR RETURN (in original condition). When I visit if
the goods are not on the premises, aka on approval to their
customers, or have been damaged they are SOLD!
I learnt this the hard way about 30 years ago when a shop was
returning fashion resin jewellery broken as the customer had dropped
it, not my fault but I had to wear it. Drop a Ming vase in an
antique store and see how far you get!!!
If you do SALE OR RETURN and your goods are not on display you can
ask for them immediately or receive payment. Write the invoice on the
spot and give it to the gallery.
YOU MUST GIVE THE GALLERY A CLEARLY STATED CONTRACT AS TO WHAT, SALE
OR RETURN MEANS.
If they won’t do this look elsewhere, because if your designs are
good others will take them!
Stand up for your rights, you have built the workshop, outlaid the
material cost and made the piece. The gallery just puts it on display
and charges usually a premium and make as much profit as the maker.