Selling Jewelry with a Disability

by Kathleen.
(Lilac Moon Jewelry – Florida)

auger shell earrings by Kathleen

Auger shell earrings

Hi Rena & Fellow artists!

Without a lot of fluff I’ll go straight to my question.

Is there anyone here that deals with Fibromyalgia and have you figured out a way to sell your jewelry when your Fibro keeps you limited to doing activities?

I’m struggling with this problem now.

I have 2 Etsy shops: www.LilacMoonJewelry.etsy.com and www.TheMagickFaerie.etsy.com – this shop is on hold for the time being.

Goddess collection ear cuff by Kathleen

One image from my “goddess” collection of ear cuffs

Craft shows require the artist to be there for up to 12 hours between setting up and breaking down.

I physically can’t handle that.

Besides the fibro I deal with several spine issues that add to my limited mobility.

I get rave reviews from people that do see my jewelry and ask why I don’t have it in a shop.

Well, I don’t know how to approach this issue without running all over town.

Is it bad etiquette to email?

Is it okay to ask a vendor to show a few of my things and give them a percentage?

I have a ton of these questions and I just do not know where to turn.

If you can offer any ideas I am open to all and any. 🙂

Thanks in advance for your time.

Blessings,

Kathy

Lilac Moon Jewelry
The Magic Faerie

* UPDATE from Alicia, JMJ Content & Soc Media specialist:
This great post was the start of a whole new group of artists. As you read through the comments please be aware that group has since moved from it’s original platform and can now be found on Facebook as the Physically Challenged Artist Support Group.

Information contained in this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. No products mentioned in this post have been tested or endorsed by Rena Klingenberg.

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