How did you decide how to sell your jewelry?
This seems more difficult than it should be for me. Probably like most of you, I started making jewelry because it made me happy and was a great outlet for my creative side. But then before I knew it, I had lots of jewelry and was wondering what to do with it. There is only so much that you can wear yourself and/or give as gifts.
Last year I sold at four of our county Arts Coalition shows. I met and talked to lots of great people and did very good with my sales. I have my set up and displays ready to go, so I plan to do this again this year.
This is all well and good but I still enjoy making jewelry and now I'm back at the same spot trying to decide what my next move will be. I want to create when I feel like it, make what I like and not feel like I am pressured to make something all the time. But with the inventory that I have on hand, I feel like I need to do more than the few shows I did last year.
I'm now at the stage of "Do I do consignment or not". How do I decide?
How do I get past the idea of all the work I put into making something and then paying 30-40% of the sales price for having it consigned?
Do you sell your jewelry?
Where do you sell?
How did you decide?
Tips and ideas are all welcome...