I hope all your friends and relatives read Orchid!
I was wondering as I read this whether there are any jewelry
suppliers who keep a “wish list” like the ones at Amazon? My father
is a woodworker, and over the years, I’ve bought lots of stuff for
him that I haven’t the faintest idea what it is. The only reason I
can do it is because he supplies me with a list of items and where
to order them --might seem a bit mercenary, but heaven only knows I’m
not going to figure it out on my own! Amazon and other online
companies with wish lists have made that even easier – now he and
my husband (a computer geek) keep running lists and I just have to
click and buy. Wonderful!
As the industry changes and self-employed jewelers make up a greater
and greater percentage of suppliers’ customer bases, it seems like
there might be an opportunity for a jewelry supplier there. I’ve
known enough jewelers to know you’re all tool junkies! I bet a lot
of you would like to find a new rolling mill, micromotor, enameling
kiln, etc. under the tree. I expect your families, though, are as
bewildered as I would be in trying to pick out the right one!
So does anyone know of any jewelry suppliers who are tapping this
potential and offering a “wish list” you all could use to convince
your significant others to stuff your stocking with unidentifiable
but very welcome gifts?