too bad walmart didn’t ‘throw in the towel’ before an obnoxious
encounter with some walmart* devotee at a show. all of my work is
original and completely hand created by me - including cutting the
focal stones - no commercial components. at one show a woman joined
some other women around my display, picked up various silver pieces,
checked the tags and loudly asked “why is your stuff so expensive?
walmart is having a sale on sterling jewelry - a lot cheaper than
yours.” the other women collectively inhaled, waiting for my
reaction. i drew myself up and with eyebrows at full mast, "madam,"
ice sickles on each sylable, “if you are more comfortable buying
walmart’s mass-produced items for your jewelry statement, perhaps
you should go back to that sale.”
well, she wasn’t going to buy anything anyway…
when the waltons sold ‘wal-mart’, the buyer didn’t want to pay for