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Neck Candy, Oconomowoc, WI

Dawn Pratt

member since: 10/19/2014
Festival biz experience: 15+ years
USA: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (WI)
Phone: (262) 366-5500
What started out years ago as a hobby has turned into a very exciting endeavor for me. Although there are many people that create lovely jewelry pieces, my approach is very unique. This hobby started out because I did not wish to spend large amounts of money in jewelry stores on sliders for my Omega necklace. Sliders are versatile pieces that can be interchanged depending on what type of “neck candy” you wish to wear. I carry a wide assortment of “mix and match” pieces of pendants and sliders that includes chains, ribbons and ropes to hang the pieces on to all shapes, colors and sizes or sliders and pendants that can be interchanged. Per request of my customers, I do have some chains and chokers that are commercial to put the pendants on. But this is no different than if I put them on a chain as other vendors do. I just prefer to allow my customers to pick their unique style. I do make my own silk cords, ribbons and ball and chains. This “mix and match” approach is extremely popular. I have customers that follow me from show to show and repeat visits multiple times even on the same day. I have tried to build up a customer base that helps me as well as the shows that I display at. The real beauty of my product is that I sell the sliders / pendants for $4.00 and up. The most expensive item I have is $25.00 and that is a very rare few. Most are either $9.00 or $15.00. This makes it possible for customers to purchase several items and have a very versatile assortment. I am able to do this by not marking up the product and just recouping my expenses. I have a full time job that provides my income. The experience of making the product and finding unusual items that I can create and see the joy of someone purchasing is rewarding to me not to mention I need an outlet to distribute the product of my “hobby”.
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Jeweler,Artist-Crafter,Craftsperson, Artist-Crafter, Craftsperson
Medium/Materials - Products/Tags
mix and match jewelry/pendants & sliders - chains, chokers, leather, nylon, unique pendants, re-purpose
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