by Sharon Harris. (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) "Moderately successful" is probably the best description of my experience designing and selling handmade jewelry on the Internet for the last five years. The downturn in the economy has had some impact on me as it has on most jewelry artisans, but I'm still doing okay and ahead of last year. What I'm about to tell … [Read more...] about I Love My Creations Too Darn Much!
Pricing tips for turning an honest profit from your handcrafted jewelry creations.
by Renee. (Delanco, New Jersey, USA) I started making jewelry a couple of years ago and have created quite a few pieces not to mention have purchased a multitude of items (beads, crystals, findings, etc.)since that time. I've just decided to start selling my work but I have so much inventory I don't know where to start pricing. I've purchased inventory/pricing software but … [Read more...] about I Am Too Overwhelmed With Inventory To Price My Work Correctly
by Chris. (South Carolina USA) I have looked at many of your articles and just want to say what a lovely compassionate person I think you are and want to thank you for all the lovely advise you have given to people. I was in a job related accident in what will be three years in October this year on my regular job (I am a bit of a "tomboy") flagging traffic. I … [Read more...] about Pricing and Selling My Jewelry
by Teresa Hughes. (Connecticut USA) I am a jewelry designer with many one of a kind pieces. I have several price points, lower $20-35 wholesale to $100-300 necklaces. They are all hand-made, one of a kind pieces, using semi-precious stones, vermeil, silver, vintage brass and also looking at less expensive metals with the present cost of silver and gold. I am … [Read more...] about Pricing in this Economic Environment
by Barb Everett. (Pennsylvania USA) Hi, everyone. My name is Barbara and I am thinking about started a jewelry business. I have made pieces for myself and received many compliments and a few orders. I need to earn additional income in preparation for baby #4 and I thought this would be a good way to go. I visited my local flea market and saw at least 4 vendors … [Read more...] about Pricing Jewelry: Custom Made vs. Store Bought Pieces
by Newbie. I am just starting to make jewelry and initially assumed I would sell my pendants on their sterling silver chains. But now I wonder whether I should offer the pendants by themselves also as a way to have a less expensive product to offer. I'd be interested in hearing whether people always sell their pendants on chains or whether they also offer the pendants by … [Read more...] about Should I Offer My Pendants Both With and Without Chains?
The two-step system I use for pricing jewelry © by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Do you use a jewelry pricing formula to determine how much to charge for your creations? There isn't one "best" formula for pricing jewelry - and most artists who sell their jewelry come up with their own price calculation procedures. Important Elements of a Jewelry Pricing … [Read more...] about Jewelry Pricing Formula
© by Carolina Gonzalez; all rights reserved. I was talking through IM yesterday with a friend from the US. She has just finished a two-day craft fair and I'm getting ready for an Open House on December 8th - as you can imagine we have a lot to talk about! One of the topics that was raised, of course, was pricing. Since we're online, we've seen quite a … [Read more...] about Pricing, Art, and Karma: She Works Hard for Her Money
by Rena Klingenberg. (Home Jewelry Business Success Tips) Many artists make the error of pricing their handmade jewelry too low. Often it's for one of these reasons: They don't value their own talent. They feel "lucky" to sell one of their pieces at any price, even if the sale barely covers the cost of their materials. They believe their … [Read more...] about Pricing Handmade Jewelry Too Low
© by Cindy Cherrington; all rights reserved It may come as a surprise, but haggling with customers who want to bargain over your prices is something you will probably have to deal with sometimes when selling your jewelry. I don't consider myself quick witted or a fast thinker, so I'm not good with surprises or situations that catch me off guard. So if you're … [Read more...] about Haggling with Customers be prepared for people who want to bargain