This is going to be boring...
- Clean the piece of jewelry
- Take at least one excellent picture
- Edit the picture to get rid of the extra space since I only want to see the piece of jewelry
- Apply an item number, write a description and enter each piece into my personal inventory data base (so I know what shop or gallery has the piece and if it sells I know to make more. If it doesn't sell - lesson learned)
- Go get that picture and copy it into my inventory data base (this usually require me to crop the picture to fit.
- Attach a business card to each piece with the price, item number, and whatever else I think the shop needs. I use a business card because it's an extra bit of marketing/advertising.
- Attach a removeable sticker with the item #, price and my last name to each business card (a gallery requirement, they need to peel and stick to something for their reference and it helps to get me paid)
- If the item is earrings, peel and stick the plastic hanging thingy to the back of the business card.
- if the earrings are for certain venues the earrings on the card need to go into a clear plastic baggie
- Prepare an inventory form (different from above) that has been supplied by the shop or gallery
- Wrap everything up
- Drive to the shop or gallery. Get inventory form signed as a receipt.
- Bring signed receipt back to office and file it.
Thank you for reading along as I whined. I really do love what I do, but sometimes, well you know, the paperwork can get ya'.