I work in a large department in a security building with key-coded
doors; only co-workers can come onto my floor. Three times a year, I
put out a display of PC jewelry in the kitchen area with a note
explaining what polymer clay is and to contact me to place orders. (I
actually have a dedicated following!) Never had a problem until last
Monday, when the display cards disappeared between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m.,
along, of course, with all my sample pins. They were mostly production
pins that I can reproduce ($5.00/each), and also had a couple of unique
pieces like postage stamp pins ($15.00). I'm disappointed about the
financial loss (around $100), but I'm more upset with the idea that a
co-worker, someone whose computer I've fixed or someone I've personally
trained on application packages, would do this. Obviously, it was my
fault for leaving the display out, but if someone really wanted the
pieces, they could have taken at 12:00 noon, for that matter. I put up
a sign in the kitchen requesting the person who borrowed my jewelry
display return it - no questions asked. As it's now been more than two
days, I'm afraid it's no longer a question of "borrowing".
On the bright side, my work must have improved greatly after taking
classes at Arrowmont; never had pieces go missing before.
Looking forward, I'm thinking of taking color copies of my production
pieces and posting the copies in the kitchen area. At least that way, I
won't be out so much if something happens. I would greatly appreciate
any suggestions on this. Thank you in advance.
Diane (on the Connecticut coast)