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« on: August 07, 2008 02:29:04 PM »

Hi!  This is my first time posting in this part of craftster and I hope I'm doing this right.  xD;

I'm going to be sharing a table with a friend at a 1 day mini anime convention in less than a month selling accessories and some clothing.  She'll be selling some crafts as well, but I believe she'll be mainly doing art and such...

Anyway, I'm going off topic!  I just made these really cute pins/brooches and they came out pretty good - good enough to add to my inventory to sell.  I don't know how to price them, though.  I was thinking $1.50 and maybe 2.50 for bigger ones but they also take about hour to make and they require a lot of hand work... I might even be making more detailed ones with faces of anime charatures on them.  I know you guys are crafters as well so you could give a big eye-sight into pricing handmade stuff better than my non-crafty friends (not saying they aren't any help, though!!).  I don't want to cheapen my worth, if you know what I mean, but I also want to keep the price reasonable for a convention where younger teenagers with not that much cash will be.


As well as this, I was also thinking about using this idea for tagging my items. http://kickass-peanut.deviantart.com/art/Taggie-Tutorial-84261853
I'm going for the cute look, since our studio name is 'Cute Fruit' and I personally specialize in cute/kawaii and loli-able things.  Do you think this is a good idea?  If I have the free time I might use this to whip up a few for business cards as well as for tagging my items.  I wanna get my name out there, you know! xD

Thanks for your time! <3
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008 06:12:21 PM »

When you're talking about an 8-hour day just to bring in a whopping $14, that's pretty harsh. I can understand the teens-with-no-money thing, but you don't have to become a slave. I would get the glue gun out and save myself some stitching, and some fabric paint to save even more.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008 07:17:09 PM »

Ehhh... I don't mind doing the work and I really do like the stitched look.  I do plan on simplifying my other designs slightly, though.  What I mainly wanted to know though was what would be a good price for a situation like this, or rather just in general.

« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 01:13:37 PM »

Hmm, i have this problem too sometimes...they are enjoyable things to make but you dont want them to cost a ton of money.  I would say between $3-$5 depending on size.  Your material will certanly be covered by this and they seem quite small and easier and faster to make the more you do (right?) Ithink that sounds pretty fair for handmade cuteness.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008 11:09:32 AM »

Thanks.  ^^  I was thinking those prices as well.  I am getting quicker with making them, too.

« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008 07:31:40 AM »

I would try selling them in sets or something. Like 3 for $7 or some odd number like that. I would think that the teenagers would be less likely to break that down into individual prices in their head, and they would think they are getting more for their money. Not to offend any teenagers or anything, that's just usually how the people at my anime club are.

PS, those are way cute! And I agree, the stitching gives it an extra special touch. ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008 12:00:04 PM »

The '3 for x' idea is pretty good!  I was also thinking about making hair pieces like this so I could sell matching hair pieces and these together as a set.  I could even just let them pick out their own 3 and give them a small discount...

I know I don't really break it down myself when I'm at conventions buying stuff.  Especially if I'm hardcore fangirl'ing over it.  xD

Thanks! :3

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