Getting Publicity by Wearing My Jewelry

by Judy Pagnusat.
(Northern California, United States)

Getting Publicity by Wearing My Jewelry, by Judy Pagnusat  - Jewelry Making Journal

The necklace and earrings. The necklace has a story in that it is a copy of the earrings, which are buttons that a friend gave me. It is out of silver metal. I wear it more than any other piece of jewelry and would never sell it. I did make one other for the friend who gave me the buttons.

 
I always wear at least one piece of my jewelry and encourage my friends who make jewelry to do the same.

The unusual thing that happened to me was that on a trip this year to a very small island on the north end of the British Isles, Orkney, our tour guide admired the necklace I had on.

She loved it so much that asked if she could post a picture of it on the tour website.

She said they never do this, she just loved it so much.

The tour company's Facebook post about my jewelry - by Judy Pagnusat - Jewelry Making Journal

The tour company’s Facebook post about my jewelry.

She did and it brought people to my website. Just proves you never know, and it is important to wear your work.

With husband Jerry in Orkney

With husband Jerry in Orkney at one of the 5000-year-old archaeological sites we were touring.

Judy Pagnusat
JudyPag – Judy’s Art Site

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Comments

  1. Great story, Judy. I agree with you that we are our best advertisement!! Beautiful pieces too.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this story, Judy! A great reminder to wear our jewelry every day – because you just never know who might see it. I bet one of the things that drew the tour guide so strongly to your necklace was its artistic uniqueness. Also the fact that she met the artist in person!

  3. Love this necklace and also the story.

  4. My daughter Laurie kept telling me to wear one of my necklaces when I’m selling. So I did and a lady asked me if the one i was wearing was for sale? It was one of my “keepers”, but i said “Sure!, it’s one of my favorites. but i’ll sell it.”, and we laughed about it as i was unlatching it. I quickly thought, I could always make a similar one. She also bought some others. She was in a buying mood. So, from now one i’m going to always wear one and leave the tag on. 🙂

    It does draw attention to my displayed jewelry. customers can pic. it on themselves when they see it worn. I’m 76 yrs old and they make me pretty & happy.

    I do have some special ones i wear, that are definitely not for sale…my metal detecting momentos, but they work the same way…. People question them which peaks their interest in the others, and they hear my story of my finds.

  5. Such a pretty piece you made! I like to wear my jewelry too 🙂

  6. Very pretty necklace. Love the design

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