I have been asked to do a demo on my "clay techniques" by a local bead shop for their grand opening (I understand that most here are glass people). I set up tables (I don't have tables but anyway....) and do a demo on how I make my beads and caning and such. I can have my beads out and can sell them and keep 100%.
Now, I sell my beads every week online and have been preety successful at
it. So, I don't have any stock to sell at this demo. I would need to make
enough (have NO idea how much would be enough). I have only sold online so
I don't have anything to display my beads/earrings/bracellets. As you are
probably guessing, I'm not overly thrilled about doing it. No real
motivation for me to do this except it might be fun showing people what I
I have a quesiton.....is it typical to do a demo for free and keep my
profits or is it typical to get paid to do the demo? It's not just about
the money but I really don't see the benefit for me here. Maybe I'm strange
and I should jump on this opportunity?? I'm just really new at all this,
even though the beads I make look like I've been doing it for years and I
have tons of experience. It just sounds like a real stress. I've never
taken a class to even know how a demo would go. I've never even seen a demo
Oh, I asked about consignment here a while back and I asked if 60/40 was
fair. The consensis was that it was really good. Now, the bead shop owner
says that she will do 70/30. This sounds kinda desperate to me. Maybe I
shouldn't complain and take it but I have this negative vibe about it.
Opinions?? Comments??? All welcome...
- posted 16 years ago