Making eyes ... Tie dyes and galaxies too
By Faye Hazel
July 20, 2018 1:47pm CST
Here's where I've been lately, My Lot. Making eyes! Galaxies and tie-dyes too. These are glass gems that I paint with the fun designs and I'm so hooked on it. I sit down, meaning only to do one or two, or start/finish some (some of them take 2-4 steps to complete, layers of paint taking drying time in between) - and then, there I am hours later. So far I've made some for family, friends, myself, made some ahead for gifts - I'm even thinking on selling them. But that's where I get stuck. When they are all done the big ones will be necklaces and the small ones (not pictured) will be earrings. I was thinking to sell them online, and maybe in art galleries etc. I have no idea what to charge. I do not have much invested in each one. (less than $1 each one) What do you think would be fair? I was thinking anywhere from $7 to $12 x necklace. Depending on how many fees are taken out. Though I am reminded that at various site jewelry can be dirt cheap, too.... $4 - $6 for earrings (not pictured).... I don't know. Do you think magnets would be cool? Pins? Do you paint? ** Note added for technicality: Please note - I am not attempting to sell these from this posting - they are not even a finished product yet. I am just gauging people's interest and opinions ** Thanks! Photo: Mine
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• United States
Thanks! I'm really impressed with how they're turning out. Ring is a good idea - there must be ring blanks out there.... ah, the fun part (painting) goes quick, really quick - save for dry time in between coats. Though there is time in the tedious - gluing on bails, stringing on rope cords, etc hmmmm…. food for thought. Thanks
• Gainesville, Florida
When you're determining your price to sell, don't forget to factor in your time it takes to make them. You will need to determine how much "hourly wage" you feel your time is worth, and then also factor that into the price. Good luck to you if you decided to start selling.
@FayeHazel Faye, they are very pretty. Can we see when you make the necklaces and earrings how they look? I am not good at painting. You should charge what you think is fair and best for you to make some like of profit for them if you sell them.