Friday, July 28, 2006

No Pictures...

Ok I may never have pictures. Hubby is on a new project and I'm not asking for help right now.
Also I'm not making anything that takes any talent. I may see the pictures and then hate everything. Then I'd have to sell them for $5 at Etsy. (my joke) There is a woman at Etsy that just sells earrings. They are $5 and the shipping is free. I figure if she makes $2 per earring she still made over $1000 in 6 months. I think it's funny.

See when I started into this beading thing I thought I'd make some stuff sell it. I'm a stay at home Mom and making a few dollars would be good for me. Now I want to do great stuff. Like Dallas Lovett. This guy has the talent. I guess I'm feeling like a fraud.

Ok new problem Trinity wants to wear the same PJ's everyday. She loves them. Crazy!

Be safe...

3 comments:

The Jeweled Reporter said...

Just remember-the individual is also their own worst critic. I also believe there is an audience for every genre-and it's the reason why I don't put down what someone makes. I may make suggestions, but after 3 years of my high school art teacher beating the definition of art into my head (an aesthetic experience that is unique to each person), I really do believe that.

Lora_3 said...

Last week wasn't a week I should have been writing anything that someone might read. I'm better this week.

A friend asked me why I was wasting my time making jewelry that little kids in third world countries make all day for $0.75 a day. She doesn't wear jewelry.

As for the woman with the $5 earrings, she has a solid product and I'm jealous I didn't have the idea first. She does however bring up questions in my head about pricing of jewelry. Where do I wish to fall in the mix.

Be Safe...

The Jeweled Reporter said...

Have you done any research about pricing your jewelry? Pricing jewelry is a tough thing. First, you are competing with foreign countries and their cheap labor-consumers here expect handmade things to be priced the same. Second, artists in general never really have a good assessment of the value of their jewelry. Having said that, there are guidelines, some looser than others. I can point you to some books to read, that may help you. I tend to be a reader-books have been my companion since childhood, and they teach me and give me my inspiration as an adult. If you like making jewelry, that's your reason to do it. My business is on the line. It doesn't matter. If I end up closing shop this year, I'll still make it, and I'll still have the most kick-ass jewelry collection of anyone I know. Why? Because I love it. Do whatever it is you do because you love it. Anything else, it doesn't matter. There are enough demands in life.