Learn how to achieve “fair pricing” for your
art with businessman/ artist, Warren Feld. Understand your
role in the world of jewelry commerce and how to make money
by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work.
No handout is included in this class.
“TODAY’S LESSON IS ABOUT ONE KEY TO SUCCESS:
SMART PRICING. WE DISCUSS WHY JEWELRY SELLS. WE GO OVER
DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRICING STRATEGIES USED BY JEWELRY DESIGNERS
AND THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY. I PRESENT A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL
PRICING FORMULA. I EXPLAIN THE FORMULA, AND BREAK THIS DOWN
INTO LITTLE STEPS. THEN WE PRACTICE APPLYING THE FORMULA
AND PRICING SOME PIECES OF JEWELRY.
AT THE END OF THE LESSON, I DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES AMONG
RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND CONSIGNMENT. I BRIEFLY DISCUSS SOME
KEY BUSINESS STRATEGIES WHICH ARE VERY RELATED TO PRICING.
AND I OFFER SOME FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE."
this class, presented in 6 parts with 16 lessons, artist and
businessman, Warren Feld, will fill you in on the ins and
outs, the dos and the don’ts of selling at craft shows
and fairs. Which are best for you, which may be a waste of
your time. How to compute the revenue you must earn to justify
participating in an event. This is a must see class for anyone
thinking of entering the art and craft show world and will
maximize your chances of success in these venues. 6 Broadcasts.
Level: All Levels
Glass beads have been made for about 9,000 years. They come in
all shapes, colors, finishes, appearances. For most of their
history, glass beads were more than a craft, more than an art. They
were equivalent to money, and were traded.
Most fancy glass beads and drops in these displays are from the
Czech Republic. Most often, these are pressed glass beads in many
shapes, sizes and colors. We've tried to include a wide variety of beads
here, including many wonderful 4-6mm rounds, ovals, faceted ovals and the
like which can be used in many of your creative beading projects.
Land of Odds Bead Shop offers a wide selection of glass beads, from
Austrian crystal to tile to cloisonne to Czech and East Indian. Our
newsletter, The ODDSIAN, offers charts about the
number of beads by size of bead to the inch, as well as standard bracelet,
anklet, choker, and necklace lengths for males and females.
The supply and availability of beads is very variable. Please make note of this
when you are planning any project! Also MAKE NOTE and REALIZE that the exact
color and size of many beads also varies, sometimes considerably, from production
lot to production lot. Just because you ordered 100 navy blue oval beads in June,
don't assume that when you re-order, that the navy blue color will be exact,
or the size will be exact.
don't assume that the same color will still be available when you order next
-- even with a basic color like 'black'.
in your planning, assume that the variability of size/color/shape in any
lot of hand-crafted beads will also have considerable variability.
hesitate, when planning a project, or ordering from us, to ask us questions
about supply and availability of beads. We'll do our best to find answers
and options for you. This may mean having to modify your design plans somewhat,
or for us to find an alternative, though sometimes higher cost, supplier.
It may also mean buying your key beads or other parts and findings in larger
quantities. At Land of Odds, we are all too familiar with the trials, tribulations
and joys of jewelry design. We'll work closely with you.
you are ordering SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH YOU MUST HAVE "ALL OR NONE",
then please email or notify us of this fact when you place your order. Normally,
we ship what is available, and out-of-stock the rest. We
do not typically call or email about what is unavailable, unless specifically
requested to do so.
cannot be responsible for the color of dyed stones.
weights and sizes for cast jewelry and beads pieces are approximate.
be aware that the colors of images you see on your screen may differ from
the true colors of any item offered for sale. We do our best to see that
there is as little distortion from the true colors as possible, but different
browsers and different computer graphics hard- and soft-ware do many different
things with colors. Even when switching between Netscape, Internet Explorer
and AOL, some colors will vary considerably, some will vary a little, and
others won't vary at all.
Glass is a mixture of quartz sand and potash or
soda, heated with lime. It was invented by the ancient
Egyptians and Romans, and later appeared in India. Many
cultures made glass. Venetian glass making techniques were
regarded as the finest. Glass beads are formed in many
different ways. Some of the most prominent today
Wound: the bead is formed by the ancient technique of
winding molten glass around a metal wire. The beads are then sliced and polished.
Lampwork: a wound glass bead is formed by winding molten glass
around copper wire heated over a lamp
Mosaic: mosaic beads
are very ornate, and are composed entirely of colorful fused
segments of glass cane. Glass cane is a long drawn rod of
beads have layers of colorful glass fused in cross section and
melted onto the surface of a bead. The resulting surface can
look like flowers, like faces, like an abstract pattern, or even a
realistic scene. One example of a glass cross section:
two layers of different-color glass, rolled up like a jelly
roll, and then sliced.
Crystal: these are leaded (crystal) glass beads with a
very high brilliance. These are named for Daniel Swarovski who
was born in Bohemia in 1862, and who invented a machine to cut
a very popular bead, first made in the 1400's in Venice.
This bead is formed by drawn-out layered glass block sectioned
into beads; their ends are cut or ground down to create a zigzag
pattern, usually blue with white and red
blown glass beads are formed as a craftsman blows into a glass
tube that has a small piece of molten glass on the end. The
tube is turned over heat until the bead reaches the desired
LAND OF ODDS - BE DAZZLED BEADS -- Jewelry Design Center On-line at http://www.landofodds.com BE DAZZLED --
the physical store at: 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123 Nashville, TN 37204 Phone: 615/292-0610; FAX: 615-460-7001 Email: oddsian (at symbol)
(Sorry, we do not have a printed
catalog -- only Land of Odds On-Line)