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Intimidated No More

February 1st, 2007 at 10:46 am

My small artisan jewelry crafting business has been a creative pleasure positively affecting my otherwise professional and family lives (except for the computer blogging time consumed!)

Yet it's been a struggle to label myself: entrepreneur? artist? jewelry designer? small business owner?

I've passed the city-supported Arts Association gallery for years, and from the exterior it was always a bit imposing and slickly professional.

Wishing to expand Pretty Cheap Jewelry's horizons, I went in yesterday to see if I fit in. WHOOPEE! It instantly felt like home. The exhibits were interesting but not stand offish in the least. Two cases of jewelry were comparably priced as my own. I breathed a large sigh of relief.

The attendent was another jewelry designer I intentionally stopped by to visit. She introduced me to the gallery manager, they were both hugely supportive.

Needless to say, I forked over the moderate membership fee and gleefully signed up to volunteer. THEY WANT ME TO EXHIBIT, SELL and do it again.

I'll try to get used to calling myself a jewelry designer Smile

Here's one to exhibit-
Victorian Cupid Bangle
Composed of a mixture of vintage and new glass beads in varying golds. A cupid charm dangles from the end.

8 Responses to “Intimidated No More”

  1. JanH Says:

    It is so nice to be able to meet more folk with the same interests. I'm glad you have found a new place to exhibit and sell your jewelry!

  2. fairy74 Says:

    lovely bracelet, good luck to you!

  3. morningstar Says:

    Beautiful bracelet, i wish you the best of luck. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity.

  4. fern Says:

    That's a lovely, darling bracelet, and perfect for Valentine's Day.

  5. fern Says:

    I just checked out your website and your prices are incredibly affordable, even the postage. I hope you're making money on it. You might want to specify the length of the necklaces and bracelets.

    For instance, i have a very small wrist so 6.5" would be better than 7 1/4"; and necklace lengths can really vary.

  6. LuxLiving Says:

    Very pretty and artfully displayed. NICE!!

    Okay - how much??

  7. scfr Says:

    That is fantastic --- Congratulations!

  8. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Thanks for all the considerate comments! The above item is $8 (plus $2 shipping). Click on my name to get to the shop. My prices are low because it is for fun and love and mainly cover the cost of materials.

    Good suggestion to start including the length, will do.

    That wooden hand was one of the best $8 investments I ever made. It photographs well. Good displays and photos make or break the work I'm finding.

    Thank you all again, please do not hesitate to ask any other questions, or visit prettycheap.etsy.com (there is a trivia contest open to all shop visitors and a free prize to the correct answerer. No shipping, no strings, no kidding).

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