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where do you buy bulk copper supplies and ow do you cost..per weight and premium or by the foot
17 Aug 2015

If you buy your copper from an on line dealer and if that wire is discounted you are going to pay a premium price. Why don't you try to but some copper wire from a salvage yard? This way you are only paying scrap value for your wire. And if you get some telephone wire you cat get 15 or 16 strands of pure copper wire!!! Try the salvage yard for big savings.

Preston Reuther P.S closeout copper wire http://stores.ebay.com/Antique-Cameos/_i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor
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Hi Preston. I have been following you for a little while now. I started making jewellery, inspired by your work. I was just reading what Anita said about raising your prices a little. I have found the same thing. I worked a Craft Fair once and we were just trying to sell stuff but I guess we were a bit cheap. A little girl bought something for her mum and the mum brought it back and asked for a refund as her daughter did not know what she was buying. Man, were we offended. We raised our prices a bit and have never had a repeat of that incident. All of our stuff is done with genuine stones. We also make stuff in Silver, Gold Filled and Solid Gold.

Cheers Sean
10 Aug 2015

Yes it's true! Sometimes the cheaper things are the harder you have to sell them. Because the perception of cheap is going to be told by the price you have on it. To others your pieces may look good but a cheap price says it all. So price your work as close as you can without going over the top end of the price.

And the way you find what the top end is just keep slowly raising your price until they slow down in selling then go back to that original magic price that made them sell so well. It does take some time to do this.

Preston Reuther Master Wire Sculptor

P.S. we are offering cheap prices on wire and cabs in our e bay shop: http://stores.ebay.com/Antique-Cameos/_i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor
www.wirejewelrybootcamp.com




I am just starting to sell my jewelry. I need to know a good answer to give a customer when they ask me about the difference between 14 karat gold filled and gold plated jewelry, how should I respond?
03 Aug 2015

This is a big problem for most wire artists, since many, if not most people, think that gold filled is the same as gold plated. BUT it’s not only the information you give them but it is also HOW you give it to them. It’s a sales technique pure and simple.

This is the way it goes:

When a client asks “Is this only gold plate?” you must answer quickly and assertively. If you don’t, then you give the impression that it is gold plate. So speak assertively and quickly.

Client asking question - Is this gold plate?

You (assertively) answer - No sir, this is 14 karat rolled gold wire. (OR) This is 14 karat gold filled wire. (Either response, then follow with - It has 1,000 times (yes 1,000) more gold than gold plate. It is considered fine jewelry and is made from a 14 karat gold tube with an alloy center.

NOTE: Seeing is believing --- It would pay you to buy an old gold filled charm with a date on it and show your customer an example of what a good piece of gold filled jewelry looks like after 50 years. It’s a very effective selling tool.

P.S. We are still closing out little by little so check each week for bargains at our ebay store - http://stores.ebay.com/Antique-Cameos?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor
www.wirejewelrybootcamp.com




Where do you find the glass or plexiglass pieces to form a cube over your table?
27 Jul 2015

The cube jewelry displays are very, very effective. We tried it all but the cube when it comes to selling is the best. What the cube is is 3 pieces of glass ------------A jewelry display case.

1 in front

1 on each side

and one on top

Figure out the size you need but remember the bigger they are the harder they are to handle. I find 10 inch sides work well. And if you make the case too long when you have to stick your hand in the case you can't reach the jewelry in front.

The big deal about cube glass cases is they break down and you can haul them in the back of any small care! That's the big thing about it. You need to figure out your sizes needed then go to a glass store and order them plus the fittings to hold them together. You must use safty plate glass, you don't want any accidents.

More Info:

50 DISPLAY IDEAS - Today with the internet it is as easy as pushing a button to find new and exciting jewelry displays. Today with Facebook, Twitter and more it's easy to keep up with the changing trends. Here is a site with 50 ways to hang your jewelry:

http://www.brokeandhealthy.com/50-fun-ways-to-hang-your-jewelry

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor
www.wirejewelrybootcamp.com




I have a jewelry site to sell my work but something is wrong it doesn't work. It keeps saying something about a virus but i cant find anything. How can i check this?
20 Jul 2015

YOU MIGHT HAVE A VIRUS IN YOUR JEWELRY WEBSITE!!!

I see you shaking your head no but you just might have a virus or malware or maybe one of your competitors hired a Russian hacker to link a black site to yours!! You would not even know it, but Google does. If that is the case, you might lose your positions in Google and other search engines or they just might drop you from their database and you would never know why!

Today it is hard enough for a small time home jeweler to sell their work from a website; but add to that Black sites linking to you or viruses from God knows where and some other high tech tricks and it’s a battle even before you get started.

I must admit we have been lucky at the Wire Jewelry Bootcamp and our other sites, but it was just a couple years ago that we had a denial of service attack and it took us weeks to get it under control and the entire episode was costly and tiresome to the entire staff.

But Good News! There are two websites where you can enter your URL and find out if you have BLACK SITES linking to your jewelry website that can hurt your listings and even get you dropped. And we have another website that can help you to find vicious malware on your site or files.

These sites are free and it’s simple to check your website. It's the first thing I would do.

GO HERE FOR SUSPICIOUS FILES AND CHECK YOUR WEBSITE

https://www.virustotal.com/

GO HERE TO CHECK FOR VICIOUS MALWARE

http://www.quttera.com/website-malware-scanner

Both of these sites are simple and easy to use and best of all there FREE

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor
www.wirejewelrybootcamp.com




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