Picture This -- that's the name of the gift shop/art gallery in Eagle River that has been carrying my jewelry for about two years now. I recently called to see if they needed more stock --
note to self: next year, call before Mother's Day
-- the always unexpected, but always welcome response was YES!
I brought my awkward load of
stuff fine jewelry into the store on Tuesday morning. I carry it in this bag that I purchased from this etsy shop. My cases fit so nicely!
Michelle, the store manager had already warned me that the purchase would probably be limited. To make a long story short, she had a hard time deciding which earrings not to purchase, that she ended up making quite a large purchase: 68 pairs of earrings and 11 necklaces.
While that did not wipe me out, it did put a serious dent in my earring inventory. On the way home, while I stewed about selling so much at wholesale, I tried to focus on the positives:
-- I did not have to use 79 gift boxes
-- I did not have to use 79 pieces of tissue paper
-- I did not have to use 79 business cards
-- I did not have to pack & ship 79 pieces of jewelry
Wholesale? Hell yes! The only other time I get to sell in such large quantities is at a show, when I still need to use the boxes, tissue paper, business cards, merchandise bags, etc. Plus, I have to be pleasant and all smiley-faced for hours on end. This wholesale meeting took about 1/2 hour. I can be pleasant and friendly for that short time period with ease!
As a side note, I gave a pair of earrings to Michelle as a gift. Have to keep her happy, don't I??