The other day while I was doing my ‘real’ job, performing in a fancy shopping centre downtown, I saw a shop which sold some things that caught my eye. Turns out he sells only Croatian hand made products. Some of the things were made from wood so I asked if he was interested in more product. He told me to bring in some samples one day to look at. Mostly he’s interested in smaller items.
Today I gathered up the 4 items I had in my house, and took them down there. He realy liked them and informed me that tonight they are having their opening exhibition and wanted me to leave my items with him for it, and invited me along for wine and cheese (why is it always wine and cheee at these things ?).
Everything is on commision, I set my price fairly low because i want every day folks to have nice wooden things, but if he manages to sell those 4 items tonight, I’ll probably raise my meager asking price as his shop is in a fairly upmarket position.
The other good thing is that he confirmed what I already surmised, that a lot of people make and sell jewelry, but nobody seams to be making jewelry boxes. I told him I’d make some soon, and also promised cutting boards.
Fingers crossed this works out to be a good way to sell stuff.
Here’s his site.
It’s only in Croatian for the moment but google does a good enough job with translating to navigate.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
ps. apparently i can legally market a product as being both Australian Made, and Made in Croatia. Cool !