Micheale Collie and her daughter Erin are not only jewelry makers.....Micheale is a member of the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
AND! She was also a participant in the Build-a-Line Group Challenge last winter (fondly referred to by alumi as BALC) BUT!
They love to participate in theatrical productions!
They are about to be in their local little theater's production of THE MUSIC MAN. What fun! I wish I could attend the performance!
Michaele made the period-style earrings that they are wearing in the musical:
You can find the components to make your own at B'sue Boutiques
Micheale loves to shop with us for her vintage jewelry supplies. We ferret out lots of great bits and pieces, many with a long history in jewelry history. That's why they are PERFECT to use for reproduction style jewelry, theatrical jewelry, even runway pieces!
Now here is a thought for Micheale and everyone else who is looking for a new niche to sell the things they make:
Why not contact your local theatrical groups, both little theater as well as school and college groups! and ask them if they need jewelry for their productions.
In most cases, they will not have a budget that allows them to pay you for the jewelry you make for the production. The key is the door it can open for you:
In exchange, ask for a free advertising spot in the program calling out that you made the jewelry for the play, and your contact info.
ALSO, it may be possible for you or a helper to set up a table in the lobby of the theater to display the jewelry you made for the show and SELL SOME as souvenirs of the evening out!
This can also lead you in many other directions.....home parties, custom work, even bridal jewelry. Have a flyer or brochure made. Get your name out there in your community!
In exchange for a few pieces of jewelry you may find a whole new outlet that's not going to cost you big show fees, set ups, and will help you reach a whole NEW clientele who will be thrilled to buy, enjoy and tell their friends about your work!
I hope Micheale will consider doing that, going forward, with her own theater group! She is always busy with a new design. This is one of her photos from Work Table Wednesday at the Creative Group
To learn more about Work Table Wednesday, why not check out our WTW Pinterest Board?
In closing, other events and venues where this might work could be:
Civil War Re-Enactments
Historic Days, Museums in your community
Exhibits and Lectures at the local library
Get out your thinking cap and make a list! Think outside of the box....and let us know how it goes!
Break a leg, Micheale and Erin!