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« on: March 07, 2005 07:36:17 PM »

Hello , I'm new to the forum. First of all I must say what a gem this site is!! Full of such great ideas and creative ppl!! I a Canadian living in Asia and will be coming back to Canada this August.  I have been making jewelery for the past few years; earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ankelts  and love it!!

I was wondering if anyone would know how I could come about selling my stuff, in AB or BC and where I should go (any festivals, craftfairs, etc).

Thanks a lot!!
 Cheesy Ktwigs
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005 03:43:51 PM »

Well, in Edmonton there are tons of small shops that will consign or buy your jewlery. Try Nokomis, Mars and Venus and Orbit (same owner), and Ruckus on Whyte Avenue. Red Ribbon Gifts, Red Strap Market in the downtown...also The Artworks if your stuff is really professionally made and upscale.

Can anyone think of anything else?

Good Luck!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005 05:31:23 PM »

THanks sooo much le vikki!  Grin That's a great idea to take my stuff to shops.  Is this what you do?  I mostly  specialize in jewelery with seashells, mostly from japan and south east asia!

I also wanted to say that I love your thrift shop guide! But I am unable to read the last few names of shops  Embarrassed
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005 10:32:00 AM »

 ;DHi.  My name is Linda & I own/operate the Galleria of Crafters & Artisans in Capilano Mall in Edmonton Alberta.  The Galleria is 7,000 square feet of craft, artisan, art, & holistics - and we never have enuff jewelry.  YYou can consign or rent square footage $3/sf, all inclusive.  If you're interested, send me an email so I can send you more info.  Galleria_Crafters.Artisans@shaw.ca

« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005 12:31:09 AM »

Hi Galleria,

That sounds great. I am in Japan until the beginning of August.  Maybe we can cook somethin' up then? Domo Arigatoo! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005 07:50:56 PM »

There is a store in Calgary called Trend that sells stuff, but only on consignment, which I try to avoid.  There's one on 17th Ave, and one in Kensington.  Just call and make sure a manager is there, then bring some samples!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2005 10:02:44 PM »

Thank you so much Sid!!  Grin great tips. Do you sell your jewellery too?

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2005 04:54:11 PM »

I run a small business with my Mom and one of my sisters called Stellaluna Jewellery (www.stellaluna.ca).  I make high quality flower hair clips and pins.  I'm currently selling them at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon and Calgary; Sew & Home in Saskatoon; and Kismet in Calgary starting in May.

What kind of jewellery do you make?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005 08:59:05 PM »

I make mostly jewellery. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets and earrings. I use lots of seashells and asian beads, which I've found here in the east.  Also I use hemp too!  I should start posting my creations soon...

Sid, are you making much money selling to shops? Or are craft fairs better??

Ktwigs Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2005 01:07:12 PM »

I haven't been to any craft fairs yet, so I couldn't really say.  It feels better money-wise to just make a sale to a shop than to do consignment because then you can stop thinking about it, and you get your money right away.

We do the show where all the buyers go - it's called Mode Accessories.  But even that has its downsides!

...Good thing it's fun!  Do you have any pictures of your jewellery up?  It sounds nice!    Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005 11:28:05 PM »

Sid, I've posted some of my stuff in the jewlery and trinkets forum. Please let me know what you think. I come back to Canada at the end of July - I'M so EXCITED! I will try to go into the shops like you've suggested.

Thanks a bunch !

ktwigs  Cheesy
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2006 06:47:57 PM »

If shops don't work out for you, you can always go to flea markets. I know that there's one in Abbotsford (BC), and another by Powell River(BC). Sorry I can't be more help!

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