Sharing Sources: How do you ask?
by Monica Donohoe.
(Birmingham, Alabama USA)
I have found myself in this position more than once. While admiring someone else’s work, I find an element I’d like to try, but can’t find a similar material.
In the past I have taken a chance and just asked the artist. Occasionally, I get an answer. Because I understand many are territorial about sharing any info, I only ask after I have exhausted all of my own sources and searching capabilities.
Do you ever ask fellow jewelers for their sources?
Is there a right way to ask?
Monica Donohoe Jewelry