I started out making jewelry. After I graduated from college, as a young mom, I would work part-time making jewelry and selling at markets, craft shows and art fairs. There were a few years that we did a small show 2-3 times a week from May until the end of November. About 7 years ago I started selling beads and soon that took over. I would do only a few shows a year and had a gallery that I worked with to sell my one-of-a-kind pieces. Now, I spend my jewelry designing time creating for publications and making beads is my full-time job. (I know, life is sweet!)
But lately I’ve been thinking of creating a line of jewelry for the wholesale market. It’s a few months before I can give it any serious thought, but for some reason that has been on mind this week while I have been working away. I’m thinking simple pieces with art beads as the focus. Lots of chain and a few bead accents. I think I could find a nice little niche with my urchins in resort areas. And these pendants would work well in a variety of shops, couldn’t you see them in a little botanical center gift shop? Lots to think about it. So my question for you this week, are you strictly a one-of-kind design girl or does wholesale and production work sound like an exciting road to travel? Let me know your thoughts, the prize this week is one of my floral beads, it will be a surprise!