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    Maybe im just not cut out for the whole jewellery making thing. I really enjoy it but it annoys me a bit when people want to change what iv done. for example. I made this really beautiful beaded necklace and someone wants to buy it but thinks it would look better with smaller silver beads ie 3mm instead of 5mm. So, iv to take the thing apart again and redo it all. And i made another necklace with a silver cord and someone else wants it with a black cord. Now, the cord is 0.18" and you can hardly see it. I mentioned that i didnt have any black stuff and they just said "oh im sure you can get some". ggggrrrrrrrr

    Awf, im just pee'd off having to take all my creations apart ! :-(
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  • #2
    Poor you. I can understand shortening and lengthening, but changing beads or thread!!
    If you have enough beads you could just make a copy, so you don't have to undo the original? Or you could stick to your guns and be firm ''this is the only one available''.
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    • #3
      Personally I think you should say that YOU are the designer and you designed the item the way it is and it should stay that way.
      If the 'people that know better' think things should be different then you can say that you are happy to make a new one, from scratch, to their requirments at such and such a cost.

      Put your foot down(politely)
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      • #4
        Jeez! Maybe I am being a prima donna here, but there is no way that I would let someone tell me to re-make something that I was pleased with ...you poor thing! I guess if the components were to hand, I might make another one for them. One reason that I don't do commission pieces is that people can be so....what's the word (ar*y) is the one, I think! Also, they sometimes quibble over prices even when a quote has been given before undertaking the work. JUST SAY NO!
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        • #5
          If it was a commission I would give them exactly what they wanted. However if I have made a piece that is not to their liking I would keep it until somebody else came along who did!
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          • #6
            I agree if it was a commission I would make as they wanted but on a stall to sell, no way, you are the designer after all you cannot please all of the people all of the time. I think they are just being difficult. Or you could offer to make one as they want with a 50% deposit (non-refundable) this would cover your costs and if they are being picky make them look ever so slightly small. If they are genuine the will pay and wait for supply of the order.

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            • #7
              I agree with girls and if this happened to me I would not change the one I made but definitely I would proposed to make another one!
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              • #8
                yeah, i did think about keeping the one i had and just making another one to their requirments but im out of the glass beads that i used for the main design so i'll just need to take it apart.

                Thats the last though. I wont do it again.

                Well, the people wanting all the changes were relatives so its hard to say no. I dont want to seem snooty when they are buying from me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SNOWF1975 View Post
                  yeah, i did think about keeping the one i had and just making another one to their requirments but im out of the glass beads that i used for the main design so i'll just need to take it apart.

                  Thats the last though. I wont do it again.

                  Well, the people wanting all the changes were relatives so its hard to say no. I dont want to seem snooty when they are buying from me.
                  If they are relatives they should understand!!Stick to your guns!Your in control.
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                  • #10
                    Comission pieces make up alot of my work,if I am making to a customers specs. then I ask for a deposit, this is mainly to cover my costs should I need to order more beads but also to make sure they definatly come back for the piece.
                    If its for friends or family I don't but I do explain that I will need to order the beads specially and it will cost X amount.
                    As seahorse says a relative should understand , sadly none of us has a bead tree at the bottom of the garden we can go and harvest ( wouldn't it be nice if we did)
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                    • #11
                      Ok I am never going to be a millionaire doing this.....Again I agree that if it is a commission, I do what ever is required to make the customer happy.

                      And this is why I am never going to be rich doing this....when it come to relatives, I make up what ever they ask for and dont charge them for it.....I just give it to them!
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                      • #12
                        aaahhhhh I started off by not charging friends and family till I seemed to be constantly doing a piece for somebody, now I charge them the basic costs to cover materials apart from my mum and my mum in law who still get everything free
                        The price varies on how good a friend they are,lol.

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                        • #13
                          Whatever you do, don't give it up - your work is gorgeous!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by beckyboo View Post
                            sadly none of us has a bead tree at the bottom of the garden we can go and harvest ( wouldn't it be nice if we did)

                            I want a bead tree at the bottom of the garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            I also make commissions exaclty as they want, and I charge slightly more as it is bespoke. But I won't change a piece I'm happy with, except if they want it resized for instance.
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                            • #15
                              I guess the only positive thing to come out of this might be that you learn what people like if there's a constant theme in the requests (i.e. they all want black thread instead of brown etc...) - this could be to do with current trends/colours rather than a flaw in your designs and might mean higher sales. Other than that I agree with many of the comments that say dont re-work your pieces (if you have more of the same beads) but just offer to make a slightly altered 'bespoke' version for them if they dont like the original design (because someone else will !).

                              ~And more than anything dont let it put you off making things you like the look of !
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