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I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what's ne
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Michael220 message #1
I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what's ne
July 2, 2018 at 4:19:13 AM
 
so I wanted to post photos to share, and talk about how to get into shows, and if I did what I need... but now I am struggling to price my items.. please help, or just say we are all in the same boat so I don't feel so alone!!! 😀😀😁😁😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣


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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what'
July 3, 2018 at 12:36:52 AM  (in response to Michael220 message #1)
 
Sherry,
Honestly, I ALWAYS have trouble pricing anything. Embarassed I hate to charge an amount that someone would consider "too much"...but I also don't want to feel like I got cheated! Pricing is THE most difficult thing to do. Cry
Long before I knew anything about selling handmade items (this was my first experience with selling handmade EVER), I agreed to make some ribbon roses for someone. It took sooooo long and I didn't make all that much. But it wasn't the guy's fault...he paid me what we'd agreed on. It was just that I didn't want to overcharge him and ended up way undercharging. Cry
If you don't want to use a formula, as I said in another post, perhaps looking around at similar things that other people have made will give you a ballpark idea of what to charge. Kiss
You're NOT in it alone! Kiss



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Candicemmoss message #3
Re: I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what'
July 3, 2018 at 8:50:14 PM  (in response to Michael220 message #1)
 
it really depends on the item. It also depends on the value of your materials and time. Do you care if you made $5 an hour or are you shooting for atleast $10? when i used to make jewelry sets and sell them i never charged less than 20 for a beaded necklace and pair of earrings. I could also finish that in an hour so It didn't mess me up too much. Having some lower price items in the mix is always a good idea. I will purchace quicker if I have a choice on pricing. If the first few items i pick up are $100 Im walking out before looking any further. Thats just me but ive found it true when selling as well.


 
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Re: I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what'
July 4, 2018 at 12:48:12 AM  (in response to Candicemmoss message #3)
 
Candice,
Welcome! Smile
Thanks for such fantastic advice! Kiss Pricing is such a bear...nobody wants to overprice or underprice. And I like the idea of having lower priced items so people will have a choice. Kiss



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Michael220 message #5
Re: I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what'
July 4, 2018 at 8:00:58 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
I am not to picky on hourly rate honestly, I have looked at similar items and there is a brooch I made that took me about 3 hours total, online it sold for $125 (same brand beads crystal)
I am doing portrait jewelry or lighter covers/pen wraps, lighter cover took 4 hours and a 5*7 photograph took 9 hours and they both used 40 different colors delica. I will figure it out,no know as long as I get money I spent back I am ok for now, but eventually I want to make a profit, lol!


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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: I want to share my work! I am also struggling to get in craft shows, and if I did what'
July 4, 2018 at 11:57:52 PM  (in response to Michael220 message #5)
 
Sherry,
Of course you want to make a profit! Kiss And making a profit doing what you love is always best! Kiss



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~~~~~
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