Re: How Do I start In Wholesale.

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Posted by John on December 05, 2001 at 09:20:17:

In Reply to: How Do I start In Wholesale. posted by alexandrite76 on December 04, 2001 at 23:15:09:

I'm not certain that I understand your comment about needing to be in more of an arts media than craft, but maybe that has to do more with your inexperience in wholesaling than anything else. Some of the finest jewelry designers in this country exhibit at the high end wholesale crafts shows. Be that as it may, here are a few comments.

A few magazines, which you can pick up on the newstand or at your local library, will point you in the direction of the shows that you might feel suit you. These include Metalsmith, Jewelers Keystone, Lapidary Journal, The Crafts Report, American Craft Magazine and Sunshine Artist. These are excellent research tools for the kinds of wholesale shows you might consider. They will also have articles, particularly TCR, on how to get up to speed on exhibiting at a wholesale show, which is an entirely different venue than the retail ones you are familiar with.

Good luck!

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