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by Geri Comstock
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Current Price of Silver and gold
Replies: 10
Views: 7758

Re: Current Price of Silver and gold

Wow. This was a blast from the past. When I started doing silver work in 1993, silver was $4.50 an ounce. Those were the days! I last looked sometime last week and it was over $30...maybe $32. I last bought silver a while bak when it was $28. I still remember the day I was doing a show and silver ha...
by Geri Comstock
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Accepting Credit Cards
Replies: 18
Views: 12529

Re: Accepting Credit Cards

so true. I now take photos of my work with my camera phone. I have an HTC Evo 4G and I believe the camera is an 8 megapixel. It takes better, clearer photos than the fancy digital cameras my husband used to use to photo my work. I also carry photos of my work in my camera. I love my phone. LOL.
by Geri Comstock
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Accepting Credit Cards
Replies: 18
Views: 12529

Re: Accepting Credit Cards

I've been using Square for more than a year now and just love it. I'm down to maybe 10 shows a years and because there's no minimum monthly fee, I'm actually saving money by using it. Money appears in my account on Monday now (at first it took until Wednesday) after a weekend show. The customers her...
by Geri Comstock
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: using cookie cutters
Replies: 12
Views: 20439

Re: using cookie cutters

I once made cookie cutters out of brass for my boss (whale shapes). She was surprised. I found a stainless steel sheet at Lowes. It was a back splash for the wall between the kitchen stove and overhead vent(I don't know what it is called). It's thin enough to cut strips with a paper cutter to a var...
by Geri Comstock
Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: suggestions for glass storage
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

About 12 years ago, at the local hardware store, I bought some vertical pressboard storage units, with compartments about 3" wide. I'm not sure what they were designed for, but they work well for glass. Unfortunately, they aren't quite tall enough for a full sheet of BE. I also have a metal cabinet ...
by Geri Comstock
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: CreatorsOutlet
Replies: 8
Views: 6811

I haven't listed with them either.

Geri
by Geri Comstock
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for coffee tables
Replies: 9
Views: 6865

Thanks for the ideas, guys! I do know a wonderful woodworker from the show circuit and will probably see him at my next show in about a week.

Geri
by Geri Comstock
Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for coffee tables
Replies: 9
Views: 6865

Geri, I'm quite fond of Eurway although I haven't made any table tops yet they do have some cool bases. http://www.eurway.com/subcategories.lasso?cat=97&-token.id=6128977 If you check out the link for Table Bases in the subcategory listing you maybe will find something for your project. Also a ...
by Geri Comstock
Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for coffee tables
Replies: 9
Views: 6865

Try Aftosa: http://store.yahoo.com/aftosa-test/index.html I've seen some tables in their catalog. Haven't actually seen one in person. Larry Thanks for the link, Larry. I bought some of their metal console tables about 5 years ago with the intent of making tops for them and selling them; I wasn't i...
by Geri Comstock
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for coffee tables
Replies: 9
Views: 6865

Looking for coffee tables

I'm looking for a wood or metal coffee table to make a glass top for for my own home.

Has anyone found a source for these?

Geri
by Geri Comstock
Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: CreatorsOutlet
Replies: 8
Views: 6811

CreatorsOutlet

Got a phone call today from a web sales company called CreatorsOutlet trying to get me to list my work on their site. I've never heard of them before.

Is any one working with them or does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks -

Geri
by Geri Comstock
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: how do I finish dichro cab with a channel
Replies: 8
Views: 5408

You don't need to keep the rod in place while grinding. This is kind of dangerous to do, actually, should the rod get caught on something and end up going flying across the room. Once you grind, make sure you wash the bead and especially the hole where the rod (mandrel) was, to remove all the grit a...
by Geri Comstock
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 23705

The difference is in the quantity of purchase over a long period of time from business to business. If I just walk into any old glass supplier and ask for a discount without the proof of being in business that they require, I won't get one. I'm also required to purchase certain amounts to get discou...
by Geri Comstock
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 23705

Marty - Some people will say anything to get a discount and apparently you met someone who's an example of this. Some artists offer some kind of collector's discount to people who collect that particular artist's work, not just work in that medium. If it's a customer who's bought a number of my piec...
by Geri Comstock
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: History of Fused Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

I don't know of a website that discusses fusing, but I'd suggest that you look in books on ancient Egyptian Jewelry and funerary objects. I've taught this subject very briefly in fusing classes and many different books I've read on ancient Egypt gave me the information I've used. The ancient Egyptia...
by Geri Comstock
Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Micas?
Replies: 2
Views: 3138

Micas?

We're in the process of painting parts of the interior of our house, so I went to Home Depot the other day to look at Ralph Lauren paints. RL has some powdered stuff in jars (at least I think it was powdered) that you can use on walls called "Metallics", in copper, silver and gold. I was wondering i...
by Geri Comstock
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Credit Cards - Who do you use for your merchant account?
Replies: 5
Views: 5354

Here's a link to a recent discussion about this:


http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 006c80bb66

In addition there's another thread about "Dial Pay".


Good luck!

Geri
by Geri Comstock
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Depreciation Values
Replies: 5
Views: 4822

EEEK! I wasn't clear. You do need to figure these things into the price of what you make, which is why I recommended Wendy's book. When pricing my work, I figure out two things. The first is the cost of the materials consumed only on that piece (the glass, etc) and then I also add something to accou...
by Geri Comstock
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Depreciation Values
Replies: 5
Views: 4822

I'm not clear if you're trying to do your taxes and figure out depreciation for that or if you're trying to figure out how to price your work. For business taxes, there's a schedule for depreciating large items like your kiln, grinder, etc. There is also a line on the long form for business taxes fo...
by Geri Comstock
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: pin frogs
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

I buy them locally at one of two wholesale only floral supply stores. You might look in your yellow pages to see if there's one near you.

Good luck!

Geri

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