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 without 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 wasnt making less than min.
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!