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  • Beadloom bracelet

    Hi all

    I've just finished a bracelet done on my bead loom, and I'd love some feedback from you more seasoned jewellery makers as I'm quite new to jewellery & not sure if it's a bit basic.

    The pics aren't brill I'm afraid, the beads are quite shiny in gold, silver & copper & the light is bouncing back off them, it's difficult to see the pattern, but there is a pattern. Will have to see if DH can get a better pic on his camera, but for now these will do.

    I'd really appreciate your feedback especially as I am thinking of selling it at my craft fair & would love to know if you'd be prepared to pay for it and roughly how much - I was thinking around £6 or £7.

    Thanks ever so much
    x



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  • #2
    I think that looks really good. I also know how much work will have gone into it so I would charge more than £6 or £7, maybe £10.
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    • #3
      I agree with janet, why only £6 or£7 is there something wrong with it. It is a 1 off hand crafted piece of jewellery, not some mass produced item that everyone else would be wearing

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      • #4
        It's lovely! Must have taken you hours! The other two are right about the price, 10 sounds better
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        • #5
          Basic? Are you mad! It's lovely and I certainly couldn't make one that's for sure. £6.00 is way too cheap for all the work you've put into it.
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          • #6
            Thats really nice Jan and as the others say, you have to put your prices up. Its a one-off piece and that's your selling point - no-one else will have one exactly the same.

            Be honest - would £10 cover twice the cost of your materials plus your time? I don't think so!

            You should be working for about £6 hour at the very least. I do appreciate that if its your first attempt then you will probably have taken a lot longer to make it than you would if you'd made several - I once made a bracelet that took me 3 1/2 hours on my first attempt but the second one I made only took me 1 1/2 hours.

            If you're planning to make any money out of your jewellery making then you have to find a pricing strategy that you're happy with and stick to it.
            Last edited by auntynet; 10-11-2008, 07:45 PM.
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            • #7
              Oh thanks guys, really appreciate the comments and am thrilled you think I should be charging more. I think I'm scared of overpricing & putting people off, plus as I haven't sold any jewellery yet, I guess I'm not confident of how good it is & that people will want it. But yes it did take quite a few hours of work and the finishing off was quite fiddly & time consuming but I am very pleased with it.

              Thanks again for you comments - made my day
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              • #8
                Your bracelet is lovely
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                • #9
                  Love it! What craft fair are you doing and when? Would love to see it if you're not too far from me
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Amethystjewellery View Post
                    Your bracelet is lovely
                    Aw thanks

                    Originally posted by Katianne View Post
                    Love it! What craft fair are you doing and when? Would love to see it if you're not too far from me
                    Thanks Katianne, it's on Nov 22nd at Blymhill Village Hall, which is near Weston Park - if that helps, I can give you directions if you need it. Whereabouts in Staffs are you? Autumn Rose is going to be there as well.
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                    • #11
                      oh I love the colours! Looks fab!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Autumn Faerie View Post
                        Thanks Katianne, it's on Nov 22nd at Blymhill Village Hall, which is near Weston Park - if that helps, I can give you directions if you need it. Whereabouts in Staffs are you? Autumn Rose is going to be there as well.
                        I live in Rugeley, so not too far away. I am working that Saturday morning but will try and pop down in the afternoon if I can - what time does it start and finish?

                        I have been emailed about a craft market in Penkridge, which isn't too far from you. It's the weekend before xmas.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bea View Post
                          oh I love the colours! Looks fab!
                          Thanks Bea

                          Originally posted by Katianne View Post
                          I live in Rugeley, so not too far away. I am working that Saturday morning but will try and pop down in the afternoon if I can - what time does it start and finish?

                          I have been emailed about a craft market in Penkridge, which isn't too far from you. It's the weekend before xmas.
                          It's an afternoon one anyway - 2-5pm or is it 2.30 start, anyway I can check for you. If you need directions pm me & I'll send them to you.

                          Have you got any info on the craft fair in Penkridge, I'm in Telford, so it's only about half an hour away & so I'd be interested in that. Thanks
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                          • #14
                            Aww I'm dead jealous, I wish I was meeting you all
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Louise88 View Post
                              Aww I'm dead jealous, I wish I was meeting you all
                              Aww, it's probably a bit far - we'll have to find one somewhere in between - still be a couple of hours away though I guess. Whaddya want to live all the way up there for
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