Any artist who is happy with is or her work all the time has set
their standards too low.
I agree. I can always find fault with pieces I make or think of ways
I could have done the process better. One should always strive to
improve in this trade.
This is why I make technical comments but do not post photos, too
embarrassed. But I have sent photos offline and have received some
very positive compliments. That said I do sell a lot of jewellery so
the public appreciate what I make.
It is just that on this forum there are so many far beyond my skills
and my pieces are very simple and basic. But very well made.
Not every jeweller aspires to pleasing the super picky elite rich
Why not? You cannot tell who they are by looking at them. They do
not all “dress to impress”. They also do not always spend thousands of
dollars. I know of one gentleman who has his Rolls Royce shipped to
Australia to drive for his holidays yet I know another who is far
wealthier who just drives a standard rental car for his holidays in
Australia, who’d have thunk it?
Pretense and ostentation do not often equate with wealth. I have one
customer who regularly has dinner parties for 50 or more.
Does she stand out from the crowd? Not by dress, but manners and
speech give a hint. This lady will carefully inspect my jewellery and
buy a piece for under a hundred dollars.
The “super picky” do not have to be the “elite rich”. Those without
a fortune to spend may have an eye for quality and detail.
I am one of those. I am a fool with cash so put my money into
investment properties, stops me buying things I don’t need like laser
welders. But when I do part with the cash the item is of the highest
Point is make the best quality you can and always strive to improve
design and technique, your customers will appreciate it.
I made an order for a mobius bangle this week. Not happy re-made one
bangle 3 times, yes it will sell. Not good enough for me so made
another one today. Almost happy with it. Customer will not see the
faults I do, but that is not the point is it?
all the best