|04:04 am - Difficulties|
While it's not very often, sometiems people appraoch me asking me to make copies of someone else's work.
That's really awkward for me.
Usually, I can figure out how to make such a copy, technically... but I am really reluctant to do exact copies of other people's work, since I would not be all that keen on someone else doing exact copies of various of MY designs. Karma, y'know?
Basically, I figure- if you like Person X's work a LOT- contact her or him, and get something made especially for you, even if they do not usually work in your preferred metal- they may well be happy to do a one-off for you, given your enthusiasm for their work. I know I'm susceptible to this!
And this leads to happiness on the parts of both the client and the original artisan- it's much better, I think, than to ask someone else to do a knock-off. I know I have both personal and ethical qualms about doing such.
Current Mood: thoughtful