Hi Laurice, I first started to make jewelry by doing piece work for a
wire sculptor. I was paid by the perfect piece, which means, I
learned a lot and I also learned to work fairly fast. (I also was
definitely in the "younger and eager to work for ANY money"
category) My employer/teacher/still friend (!) used to show me how to
make a couple of pieces like the ones he wanted, send me off to work,
come back if there
s any difficulties and come back even withoutt making less than min.
apparent difficulties after making five pieces at which point he
would make neccesary corrections to procedure (repeat as neccesary).
We would decide on a price per piece after the first ten. He always
made sure, that even at my slowest I wasn
wage, and usually after enough practice I made way more than that,
while his profit still remained pretty good.
...OTOH...there are reasons, why wire twistet spiral rings are NEVER
made in my shop... :-))))) I think I`ve made enough of those to live
forevermore without them!