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stereoette
« on: July 11, 2007 09:09:16 PM »

so, long story short, i make necklaces with acrylic pendants. I do all the drawings to plan the pendants, saw them out of the acrylic myself, sand, polish, the whole 9 yards, all by myself. However, there are a lot of other sellers out there who are doing acrylic pendants (not the same designs, as mine are all original to me) who have them laser cut (as in, entirely done by machine.)

my pendants are currently priced comparably to the laser cut ones, but now im starting to worry if its too much? too little? or what? I feel like I've priced them fairly based on materials and time and everything, but then again, I am nervous that I'm doing it wrong... help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007 06:53:23 AM »

If you're feeling fair about the whole situation, and you're good with your profit margin, what is there to question?
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007 07:18:26 AM »

In my opinion, it seems that the way you do it would be more expensive than if you had a Lazer machine. I agree with CraftyChef that if you are making a good reasonable profit than no worries. It seems like your process takes quite a bit of time, so you have to consider that into the price as well.
I would make it very clear on your website that you handmake each pendant and talk a little about the process so people know it's one of a kind and handmade from scratch. I think your prices seem fair, especially using the sterling silver chains.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007 06:03:24 PM »

thanks y'all... i am comfortable with the price, as i used a formula that pays me for my supplies and crafting time. also, i love sawing them out and wouldnt want to get them laser cut anyway... just needed to hear some reassurance! thanks again!
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