I’m just entering the world of jewelry-making and selling. I’ve been
a sculptor for 35 years, but have always been very enchanted by the
gorgeous pieces made by Rene Lalique and Peter Carl Faberge.
Lalique’s pieces particularly appeal to me as a sculptor, and I have
begun designing things along those lines. But, my dear, practical,
woman-savvy wife says, “Dear, those designs are beautiful, but women
today want VALUABLE BLING, not artsy jewelry. You need to learn pave
if you really want to sell what you make.”
Well, now, I’ve read on here that even if you learn pave, you still
aren’t going to compete with the low priced pieces coming from asia
that are covered with tiny diamonds. So, I guess my question is-- can
I make things that I love, that remind one of the art nouveau
jewelers who took Paris by storm in 1900, and still make a living? Or
do I create, at least half the time, pieces that remind one of the
jewelry in JCK?