So in a nutshell, this company makes you feel "special" if they accept you. They make you pay them yearly AND you must GIVE them free jewelry. They offer YOUR free jewelry to TV shows and "maybe" you'll see your designs on a show. I say huge con because anyone can give free stuff to shows, what most people don't know is that the shows will pay wholesale prices and actually BUY your jewelry if they like it. The Artisan Group is taking your money and hard work and making it sound like they're doing some great service. In reality, they're charging you and taking your work to "gift" these shows. NOW, many shows expect free stuff! Real jewelers and designers should know their worth and understand that they should be paid for their work. This company is profiting from your hard work and conditioning these shows to NOT PAY (or do the shows pay The Artisan Group and the money doesn't go back to the designer? Hmmm). In the end, the jewelers and designers lose out and The Artisan Group is laughing all the way to the bank.