Oh boy, do I have a tantrum today....something that has been in the 'building' stage for a while.
People who copy other artists creations!
Yes, this has happened to me! Not very recently, but it just happened to a friend of mine and it brought up all the old feeling and 'meanness' I felt when this did happen to me. My friend is another jewelry artist and she creates very nice work. Much of it is wire wrapped and involves crystals and gemstones, so, it is quality and creative - and BEAUTIFUL! Recently a customer of hers sent her an email showing her a listing for another artist studio that was a dead match to one of her creations! Now this wasn't something that was inspired by my friends work, this was just about an exact replica - even the colors of wire and crystal were the same!!! When my friend confronted this other artist the comment was - I think you copied me!
Now I do know that there are so many people that do jewelry and so many styles that sometimes people come up with similar creations at about the same time, however, this was blatant. So, what to do???
Here is some of the best advice and information that I have found - it is by Inspirational Beading and although it focuses on beading, the theory is the same with almost every artistic industry.
Please let me know what you think and if you have had this happen to you before.
For a new listing I have this wonderful PURPLE DRAGONFLY set! YEP, two of my favorite things!!! What do you think?
Live Life to the Fullest Purple Dragonfly Necklace Set
And there is still time to enter in the Give-A-Way over at Mom Does Reviews. Come on, I know you want to win something from my, I know you do!!
And now, for a quote to close off this wonderful day;
To live long, it is necessary to live slowly.