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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:22 AM

34. I do what I can

I make and sell reasonably priced jewelry that is carefully made, unique, and unlike anything available at a big box or the mall. The stuff I do cannot be mass produced at the same level of quality for the price. It can only be done by hand and takes too much time for factory production.

Jewelry in a similar range of materials and price is mass produced in India and the far east, but the quality of the workmanship and materials is very poor and it shows. The range of materials they use is limited to mass market sensibilities and the cut stones and designs are standardized to speed production.

No two pieces I make are the same, except for earring pairs, and then no two pairs are the same. People seem to like what I do, they know they are getting something affordable, but unique and from the hand of an artist. It has taken some time and effort to develop work that can keep affordable and artistic and still make a buck at it. It can be done.

This model works. I expect it works in many different places.

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