Yes they are good! I know it's amazing but let me tell you how that happens.
#1. Im working twice as hard this year as last year
#2. Im woking more on my website to keep up with competitors (not easy)
#4. Im making more deals and giving more discounts to stay in business
#5. Im doing new forms of marketing and P.R to stay alive
#6. Im looking at any related channel to my jewelry making to stay in business and add some extra revenue.
BUT hey! Ain't that what you are supposed to do in hard times? And yes it is hard times for jewelry makers and it will separate the wheat from the shaff. If you are not totally dedicated with what you are doing you may not make it. To go thru this time in history you are going to work harder and make less. And if it's just about money and only money this will not be the trade to be in.
It is my thoughts when all this is over (if it's ever over) about 50% o all jewelry makers will give up. That may not be a popular statement but it's a true one.
Master Wire Sculptor