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« on: July 16, 2008 01:18:24 PM »

Hello, all!  I make cellophane and vinyl fairy wings, and I've sold a few pairs in the past, mostly to friends and friends of friends.  I've got a friend going to a con this weekend nearby (she's an amazing artisan and sets up booths relatively often) and she asked if I had any pairs I'd like her to put out.  I plan on making a few, and giving them to her Friday.  My question is this:  When I make them for friends, I charge $50 for a ~2' tall pair (easiest large-ish size to ship), which covers my materials and labor, figured at roughly $10 an hour for labor.  I've also been told that I could charge more for that size.  So would it be fair to have my friend sell them for $75 and give her the $15?  Is that too little for the favor she's doing me?
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 05:55:01 PM »

well...consignment shops get what - 40% or so ... and this would be 20%...
You said she asked you right? Sounds fair to me then - if you are uncomfy, maybe you could offer to lend her a hand setting up & manning the booth for her breaks and as backup...might be a good experience for you <I know I wish I knew someone I could do that with for the experience & learning>
hope it helps...
btw - got any pics? they sound cute
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 07:21:35 PM »

Heh...I actually got a chance to talk to her (instead of a friend who was acting as middle-man, and who was completely confused as to the actual idea) and we determined that at another one in the future, we're going to share a booth, and she's going to walk me through it.  I am much more comfy with that arrangement.  Plus now I'm all excited about the thought!  And I actually have time to make an inventory.  Here are a few examples:




Such professional pictures, I know...  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 09:22:21 PM »

LOVE THEM!
they are cute & beautiful at the same time...good luck with it all  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008 08:49:19 AM »

I love the pair you made me and I honestly think you could sell them for more than $75. However, $75 will sound like a good deal so you might be able to sell more. Maybe, it's just because of the area I live in, but I see fairy/angel wings/etc go for like $130 on adverage. For a really special pair I'd think about $160-$200 is norm.

I think giving your friend $15 dollars per pair is more than fair. She makes $15 dollars for you helping her bring in the customers.  If you sell 6 pairs she would have made $90 dollars. Easy money for her.

This is the pair she made me!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 08:46:11 PM »

All of those are sooo cool--- I've never seen someone who makes those!!   I have no idea what kind of pricing this sort of craft has, but wanted to tell you I think they are really neat.  Hmmm, maybe I need a pair for halloween.... Wink

I think the last person was right on pricing... go a little under what the average is--- I think $75 sounds good!
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