Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive, we offer a prize each week to encourage you to use that keyboard and tell us what you think. The following week a winner is chosen at random from all eligible entries. And here are the results from last week!
Congratulations to ASTRA...she was lucky number 7 as chosen by random. org.... she is the
winner of a special "Earth Angel" mini pendant made by Julie of Uglibeads. ASTRA, please contact Julie to claim your prize!
This past week has been all about creating jewelry for a new gift gallery that I will be selling my ceramic bead jewelry in. I am not new to selling in galleries, but this one is a bit different. It is a coffee house that also is an art gallery! Plus...it is on the beach and I love to design sea life inspired jewelry. How cool is that? The biggest bonus of all? I am the only jewelry designer in the gallery...WooHoo! You may be wondering how all this stuff just happened for me....and it is just a case of being in the right place at the right time.
One of the galleries I sell my jewelry and pottery at requires the artists to volunteer 8 hours a month as sales staff. I just happened to be working when Ms Coffee House walked in off the street to view the artists work. Of course I didn't know who she was, but we are friendly all the time to everyone, right? Lol But seriously, most artists aren't shy and we love to talk about our art, and she loved what I had in the gallery! So she invited me to display my art with her.
Fast forward to this week and I designed some fun starfish beads for bracelets, turtle pendants for necklaces and earring pairs. I already had some knotted gemstone necklaces made with wax linen and ceramic pendants ready and just needed a few more things.
And those are a few dishes I made as well. Today was moving in day. I spent the entire morning pricing my work and filling out an inventory sheet. I had to supply the wood display stands and I decided on linen necklace, bracelet and T bar displays. I think it adds to the beachy vibe. This particular gallery charges a 25% commission, which is pretty nice. I usually pay 40 or 50% commission or a monthly fee with a smaller 10% commission. Fees are all over the place with each gallery.
Here is my display...
I still need to make the earrings and bring them in. I have 2 spinner racks that will be added next week. Never enough time in my day it seems.
So it's time for a giveaway from me! The question I have for you is, tell me about a time you were in the right place at the right time, not necessarily about jewelry or art, but just about your life. Please leave a comment below and next week someone will win one of the fun turtles crawling towards the water ceramic pendants from the first picture. Good luck!