|June's Instyle had this priced at $165,|
Cancervivor Arts price: $25
I want to know why some peoples' jewelry or paintings are bought for thousands of dollars when the very same or similar items may be sold for dollars?
I absolutely could create something like a Pollack, a two year old could, but I wouldn't get millions.
Looking at InStyle, I stumbled across earrings and a necklace that looked eerily similar to my creations.
This isn't abnormal. I've become accustomed to creating something only to see my design in a magazine a month or two later for 3 or 4 times what I ask. The differences are minute: the same stone in a different color, a different style or metal chain or cording.
|Neiman Marcus sells a very similar|
26" silver pink agate for $200.
I was always a little flattered to see Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf's likes my style.
Well, this last earring/necklace pair I saw crossed the line.
The jeweler designs her jewelry using a combination of vintage jewelry with new stones, like I do, making most of her jewelry "one of a kind," just like mine, and yes, again, her earrings looked eerily like something I had created in the past, but somehow, someway, her earrings cost over $1500!
That's probably because somehow, someway her jewelry graced the neck's of celebrities and made the pages of InStyle.
|Seed bead wire ring only $5!|
If anyone knows the secret, let me in on it.
If it's the old "it's not what you know, it's who you know" thing, tell me, are you that person I need to know? What do I need to do? How do I need to evolve to get in the big time?
I am lucky my friend, Peggy, is willing to sell my jewelry in her salon, Shear Success at 3 NorthWest St. in Charlestown, NH. Going there is a twofer, get a great hairstyle and some jewelry to complete your look.
Can't make it to my hometown? No worries. I'm displaying my work on facebook, on a page that is open to the world, even if you are not a facebooker.
Go to the right sidebar and click on the picture. Then contact me via comment or email for instructions to buy!
My creations go to a good cause! It helps defray my nasty treatment bills: the $150 every 3 weeks for eyedrops, $150 every 2 weeks for immune boosting herbs, and $200 in medication co-pays monthly.
Also, if you didn't know now you do, you can write off up to $250 in donations without any evidence, but I'll be more than happy to provide receipts. Think of it like adopting a patient with tax deduction. The sky's the limit in deductions if you give more since I'll provide you with a FEIN # or social.
Until I discover the secret, I guess I'll just keep creating because I love it. It's relaxing, but while you're here, check out the cancerivor arts page. donations made in exchange for my work ;). Thanks for looking and supporting me.