I just recently conducted my first-ever workshop on tying wire into
a knot to make a bracelet, and now I feel somewhat readier to take on
more of them. I’ve been asked about this in the past, so I know that
there are some people who are interested, now all I have to do is
find them . . .
So, my question(s): should I try to manage the whole thing myself,
or should I stick with the same process that I just went through,
letting an organization (in this case it was the Florida Society of
Goldsmiths) run the show and just charge a combination of flat fee
and per-student rider? Locally, I could get the use of a small hall
for the purpose, but if I travel elsewhere, there are all sorts of
details like that that would be easier for a local person to manage.
If I do get someone to arrange things, how much should I charge? I
didn’t feel that I got as much as I should have, this last time, but
how much is too much?
I must say, the students impressed me a lot. I had eight, nine
counting the studio helper, and every one of them managed to complete
a bracelet before the day was over. We had facilities to solder the
ends, so several of them were able to wear theirs, with justifiable
pride, as they left, though the pieces could really have stood some
time in a tumbler first.