I'm willing to take that opportunity (if they ever get back to me...). At this point, even if consignment isn't the best financial idea, it's a great chance to get my name out there. Get it into the public.
I'm not complaining about Etsy, it's been great. But I feel like (and most other jewelers do too) that there's just too many of us to try to climb to the top of the heap. It's like that guy who was in hell and had to roll the boulder up the hill, but he tripped and fell right before the top and had to start all over again. Unless you have a million more sales or views than other people, you just don't get any exposure.
But there is some good news - I have an interview with a gallery the week after next! I'm super excited about this, the gallery is beautiful and is an actual GLASS gallery. Too cool. I'll let you know how it goes.