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Daily Wire Tip: Which Wire Pieces Should I Take to a Show?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
How do you decide which one-of-a-kind items to put for sale on the internet and which ones to take to a show? I`m afraid if I take something to a show that`s already on the internet, I might end up selling it twice but only have 1 item.
Many artists in all mediums face this same challenge. I know that when I have to make this type of decision I usually take all of my designer and one-of-a-kind pieces to the show! At a show, these pieces are the ones that catch people`s attention and draw them to look closer at the rest of my work. Although these `heroes` may not sell, I would rather have them appear in my `weekend gallery` where they help to sell less-expensive items as well as bring more custom orders to my work bench.
To avoid possible conflict, one suggestion is that you simply remove the price from the website. This action would cause an interested party to contact you before being able to purchase the item and if the original sells while at your show, you can explain to the new customer that although the original has recently found a home, you would be pleased to replicate the design in their choice of materials, thus making two sales from one design. As in all decisions, the final choice is yours.
Answer contributed by Dale `Cougar` Armstrong
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