For one, I have a bit of a self-confidence issue when it comes to my art. I was creating styles I liked, not what I thought others would enjoy. Also, what if I put out money to start a business and no one was interested in purchasing my pieces? I questioned too if the compliments I'd received were just flattery or indeed sincere.
While talking with an opal mine owner (the same mine owner most of my opals came from), 2 other vendors from nearby tables jumped into the conversation about selling my wire wrapped pieces and suggested I check out Etsy. That's what I did and here I am!
I'm getting sales inside and outside my Etsy store. I am really enjoying what I do and meeting others with the same passion to create, as well as chatting with those whom I am honored would invest their money in my carefully crafted jewelry.
Unlike many pieces I've seen in markets, my pieces are made with solid sterling silver, and I don't skimp on my wire. I do my best to keep my pieces clean and ends tucked and trimmed. I mostly use genuine stones. If you shop around I think you'll agree you're paying a great price for your piece.