Sea Glass and Sea Stone Jewelry from Cape Cod and Boston

Monday, February 4, 2013

Going Retail

For many artists there comes a day when one has to decide - do I sell my work wholesale or on consignment at a shop(s) or do I continue selling online, out of my studio, at festivals? One central location to sell from has a great deal of appeal, however the divide and conquer method works well especially when reaching your audience may not be practical in one location! I have done all the above and there are advantages each strategy. Wholesale is not really an option for one-of-a-kind sea glass jewelry. Another approach recently became available to me and I am thrilled!

I have joined an artist cooperative in Scituate Harbor that is made up of about 15 talented artists - and it makes me so happy. I get to collaborate with artists from a broad range of disciplines and now have a storefront outside my home where I get to meet customers, display my work and sell my work at a fair price! How wonderful is that! There are fees and a monthly commitment to "man" the shop but it is all worth it for the tremendous return. This is not wholesale!  Each artist pays a monthly fee and a small percentage of the sale of their work to pay rent, utilities, maintenance, etc. It is a not for profit so any money left over goes into advertising, improving the shop, supplies, special events, etc. A wonderful working model.

If you are in the neighborhood please do stop in and say hello!!
Expressions of Scituate Harbor
132 Front Street,
Scituate, MA 02066

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Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Cape Cod, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
I am a jewelry designer and photographer living on New England's East Coast in historic Scituate Harbor, Massachusetts near Boston and Cape Cod. My blog is mostly about my muses and inspirations with sea glass and how that translates into my jewelry designs and photographic expressions. For years I've been combing the beaches for sea glass and have built a substantial collection of rare, antique pieces of frosty sea glass in lovely colors. On days when the weather cooperates I'll be out kayaking around Boston Harbor and Cape Cod to collect beautiful, historic sea glass gems. I love to research the origins of the sea glass pieces and I have stories to share about each unique find.