Thursday, 23 September 2010

Me Again

Just to say I've taken the plunge and reopened my etsy shop, listing three of the brooches, which come in under £10 each. Perfectly understand if they are beyond your budget, but I think you probably understand where I'm coming from after my last post.

And I did promise someone could win one of these little brooches for leaving me a comment on my survey, so I did a bit of a quick draw of names from a hat and picked out Killiecrankie. A brooch will be on its way to Tasmania in the morning!

12 comments:

  1. Good for you on your pricing choice. Keep up the hard work!

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  2. I think pricing one's work is so difficult but your price is fair and reasonable. Best of luck with your etsy shop.

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  3. Well done, too many people (especially on Etsy) sell far too cheaply and make it difficult for the rest. If we don't value our work how can we expect anyone else to? And we shouldn't undercut galleries either, or they'll vanish. (Rant over!)

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  4. Sometimes nice things, nice beautifully handmade, well designed and executed things are priced absolutely spot on - and sometimes, that price just doesn't fall within everyone's budget. But that doesn't mean the artist/maker has to sell short, does it?

    (Although having just bought a Mulberry Bayswater handbag, on reflection, I'm probably not best qualified to participate in this discussion, am I?)

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  5. Goodluck with marketing the brooches - they are so pretty

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  6. Good Luck with your etsy shop Gina. Your little brooches are beautiful!

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  7. Don't undersell yourself Gina - you are an artist creating unique work. Dale

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  8. I've just been catching up with your pricing debate with interest. It's sobering to find so many people undervalue the unique quality of items like these. There's so much mass produced tat on the high street it great to wear something you know you won't see on anyone else's lapel! I think your price is spot on.
    Penny x
    P S I solved the badge problem in just the same way as you did with the self covered buttons, works a treat!

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  9. Gina - so great to see so many people supporting the arts in this discussion - it has shown that the passion in creating these works is not misplaced and is really appreciated and understood.

    Good Luck over at Etsy !

    And yay for me - I shall be watching my mail box in anticipation of a controversial piece of art :)

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  10. Well done Killiecrankie your so lucky a Gina Ferrari all of your own.
    Good luck with Etsy Gina. I think it's great that you are taking the plunge and opening the shop. The brooch is lovely.

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  11. Hi Gina
    I have followed & enjoyed your blog for some time. I too suffer from the 'what is the right price' dilemma. I sell digital workshops & have just held a half price sale, which produced many more sales than normal. So my new workshops have gone up at a bargain price. Guess what no sales!! I really like your buttons, but we will never make a living from wat we do will we?
    Best regards
    Shelagh Folgate
    http://shelaghfolgate.blogspot.com

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  12. I know this is late, I was told one formula for pricing your work. The cost of the raw ingredients + minimum wage for the time taken to make it + 100%. As you acquire more followers, increase the wage. eg. £1.20 (for button + fabric + paints) £5.80 (for one hours work) x100% = £14

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