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Relative asked assistance in determining price

Good afternoon.
My wife's sister recently had a baby and can't pursue "normal" job and doesn't have anyone to rely to (she's not in CH). She has been into arts and crafts and looking at some of her works, I think she could probably sell those.I cam help her to set a website, but I have no idea about pricing. So I'd like to post 3 items and get feedback from people who know about those. I was thinking about $20-40 per piece, but like I said I have no clue. Please note, I'm not selling those - just trying to get an idea from people who are knowledgeable about this:

Bracelet 1 http://i.imgur.com/SFC9a.jpg


Necklace 1 http://i.imgur.com/i8ad5.jpg


Necklace 2


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Re: Relative asked assistance in determining price

Go on materials + hours to produce (at hour rate), that way she shouldn't be out of pocket.

Remember taste is subjective so what she thinks will sell might not be the case
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Old 13.05.2011, 16:28
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Re: Relative asked assistance in determining price

The best way for her to sell her crafts is to set up accounts on one (or more) of these sites:
etsy.com
artfire.com
dawanda.com

And open a paypal account. She can browse there to see what types of prices similar things are selling for. Be careful though as some people over price because they think they are worth more when they are not and some people underprice because they think "oh, these are just things I make in my spare time when I watch tv". So she will have to play with the pricing.

Then she needs to get her name out there. Blog, blog, blog! Hand out cards with her web address to everyone she meets.

Good luck!
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Re: Relative asked assistance in determining price

As Cata1yst said, the best solution is to make hours+material costs, and checking out if it matches similar items in other sites.

Make sure to not make it too pricey for a start, to try to get a name out there. As soon as she gets some attention and some demand, she might consider increasing a little bit at a time

Try to make her publicize her art: friends of friends of friends might be very interested The internet is a wonderful thing ^^
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Re: Relative asked assistance in determining price

My ergothérapist (who has a wide experience in advising patients on how to price their work) tells me to price my jewellery by adding the cost of materials plus 14 chf per hour for 'artisanat' (which I think in this case means jewellery that has taken some skill or talent to produce, as opposed to just threading beads on a string).

I know you've said she's not in CH, but I thought it might be a useful guide all the same...
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