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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wired Tree Pendant on: October 21, 2018 02:48:55 PM
I love these kinds of pendants, they are cute and pretty, and yay for trying out something new Cheesy
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Twisted Earring on: October 21, 2018 02:47:33 PM
these earrings are so cool, I love the design and the twisting details, especially how colourful it is.
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Star Wars and Wonderland Corner Bookmarks on: October 21, 2018 02:43:17 PM
This is awesome Cheesy I love the designs of them, not sure which I would love to use. Sadly I couldn't get the links to work but then again I don't have a circut so I don't know if I could make them work anyway.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fabric Strawberry Baskets on: October 21, 2018 02:20:38 PM
These are adorable, and being reversible is a great
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Tassel Earring Project on: October 05, 2018 05:39:58 AM
I find it difficult to wear long earrings, but that doesn't mean I find it difficult to admire others who do wear them. They are cute, simple and I'm sure a lof of fun to wear, great job Cheesy
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Halloween Cross Stitch Cat on: October 05, 2018 05:36:32 AM
This is amazing, the colours used is really pretty, especially the different shades. I would have loved to get this in a swap, lucky partner Cheesy
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Frida's Flowers on: October 05, 2018 05:31:24 AM
That's a crazy project but the end result is so pretty congratulations Cheesy
18  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: How to price items to offer cheaper shipping online on: October 04, 2018 05:10:25 AM
As I'm based in Norway I know the struggle of high shipping.

So, my items are not as cheap as yours, but I still feel like I want to lower the shipping cost slightly. While deciding that to do I asked myself a few questions:

Is the small packet the smallest thing you can use? Are there other shipping companies around that might be cheaper?
Can I increase the item price to make up for some of the shipping? How much do I want to make on my crafts?

I did discover that switching from the small box to envelopes for the items that aren't in danger of damage I could lower my cost with about 30% (if I'm not too mistaken). I'm also thinking of increasing the price, but only slightly, so I can offer a slightly lower shipping cost. What I make isn't that much, but it's the price range I want to stay in so I won't be increasing/lowering the prices based on that criteria. And it's also the cheapest company so I won't be switching anytime soon.

You said you could maybe sell them in batches, what about offering something like "pick any 5 for $x", or custom made buttons. You could also try to make sets whenever you do make them.

Good luck deciding what to do, I have scrapped several ideas of cheaper items I would like to make because of this shipping issue XD
19  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: How to answer various {put down} replies to prices on: October 04, 2018 04:36:31 AM
The few things I've sold is sold over the internet, so if anyone aren't pleased with my prices I won't know, as if I would care what they think.

If I did get comments like that I would do like you do and tell them to do whatever their opinion is. Sure, make your own, go buy it in a store, etc, my prices is final. If I am in a good mood I'd probably encourage them, then ask if they would let me know how making it themselves went because I'm interested in seeing other's crafts.

I as well do give stuff out of free, to family and close friends. My problem is more with family members who think they can simply request stuff from me not even offering to pay for me spending my time making them something (which I think suck the most when I know they plan to gift it to someone else). I would say this is as rude as the "but how much for ME", as if they are entitled. I've simply stopped promising, telling them "I've got a lot of interests and never know what I'll be interested making, but I'll add it to my list"

Good luck with the shitty comments, sadly you're not the only one with comments like that, but luckily there are some people in the world who do appreciate handmade items.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Strawberry Hooker's Helper Necklace on: October 04, 2018 01:46:42 AM
Combining useful tools and jewelry is wonderful! It looks great! This combination reminds me of those pincushions that are also rings, useful and stylish.
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