Crafters need to stick together & I found a new one!
February 15, 2009 6:16pm CST
I've been browsing discussions for awhile now and I've noticed that alot of us crafters want to know how to sell they're items. This is a hard task, ebay's fee's are way to high, and we all know we rarely get paid for the time we put into are crafts and I don't think that people realize how expensive quality materials are. One place that I reccomend is Etsy.com it is similar to ebay but its just for crafters. They too have fees but they are reasonable. I enjoy just browsing the different crafts, designs, and prices. A very creative outlet of people. Recently while browsing I came across a crafter that does extremely eye catching bead work jewelry. Her work is quality, simple but elegant you know something that can go with either blue jeans or that little black dress? I don't know her, but I wanted to share her site with other crafters, plus her prices are very reasonable. The page with pics is http://pinkap.etsy.com I hope that this post isn't in bad taste, I don't benefit from the posting but if I see crafters that I really find are putting out good quality for a reasonable price that others should know about it. I am trying to put a blog together for crafters and post their site on it, so if you have a site and would like to have me list it please send it to me. So if you are an interested crafter or come across someone who is let me know. Lets help each other and others by supporting them without fees or even their knowledge.
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16 Feb 09
I finally got my invitation! :-) Thanks so much Crochetkid. :-) :-) And thank you again for your encouraging words about my humble little shop. :-) One person responded about my prices being a bit low.... yes, you are very correct. After Etsy, Paypal, postage and supply costs, I only make about $.50 (yes, that is right - fifty cents) an hour. Bead crochet is pretty intensive and time consuming but I kept getting feedback about my prices being too high when I haven't even had a sale yet. So, once these pieces sell at these prices, my next projects are going to have a little more built into it to reimburse me a little more for my time. I just need to get my stuff out a little more and have people talk about how well they hold up... so until that time comes, I'm stuck with the piddly pay. :-) Thanks again everyone for your encouragement! Pinka http://pinkap.etsy.com http://pinkap.blogspot.com