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    Hi, I don't know how to do the price of beads plus time, when selling to a friend!

    I want to make swarovski crystal (about 50 4mm bicones), on normal SP cufflink blanks. I thread on with tigertail (i dont fancy charging for sterling silver wire!)

    I sold the last pair of cufflinks for £4! http://renataharris.co.uk/12.html?fr...ta1_type=large. I pay postage on the crystals and separate postage on the cufflink blanks too. And probably posting them when finished!

    I dont fancy using cheaper beads.... i was going to put garnet stones and red crystals together. The thing is, often when i make ppl cufflinks im like 'i might keep these as earrings for myself' !!

    How much are cufflinks normally?
    Last edited by RenataHarris; 28-01-2009, 06:44 PM.
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    Renata

    As a man who wears a shirt & tie to work each day, I have several shirts that take cuff links instead of buttons and I wear cufflinks once or twice each week. I would pay between £5 & £10 for a pair of cuff links.

    Hope the above helps

    Jeff
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    • #3
      It does thanks! I saw some in debenhams that cost £20 but it doesnt cost that much to make your own and more unique
      I would hate to have to wear black n white suits everday, i loe accessorising colour but still have to maintain a 'corporate image', with things like cufflinks you can jazz up the outfit. I tend not to wear too much jewellery, sometimes none and no makeup if a bright outfit, cos its distracting. The person im makig the cufflinks for dresses like a 17th century artist tehe
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      • #4
        We got married before I started making jewellery and as such, I bought cufflinks for my hubby, father, son and step son for our wedding day. I thought about each man individually and bought cufflinks to suit each one. I paid between £6 and £14 for them.

        If you're making some personally for a friend then I would charge for the actual cost of materials and then add a nominal fee for your time. Your friend must be aware that you are trying to make a living out of it and as such, would be more than happy to cover your costs plus give you "something extra" for yourself.
        Auntynet

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jeff & Becky View Post
          Renata

          As a man who wears a shirt & tie to work each day, I have several shirts that take cuff links instead of buttons and I wear cufflinks once or twice each week. I would pay between £5 & £10 for a pair of cuff links.

          Hope the above helps

          Jeff
          As a man who typically wears his slippers to the office (sorry, had to get that in!), I have to say I sort of agree.

          I do wear cufflinks - because all my 'decent' shirts require them (all the ones that go with my family of suits, anyway - and I bet noone here thought of me in a suit!).

          The last time I bought a pair that were half decent, they were definitely from the 'mass produced tat' category - Next - and they cost me £15. They weren't even very nice. But I was on my way to a meeting and the sock-monster appeared to have gobbled all my others during our last move.

          I don't (_personally_) like the ones in the picture, so I wouldn't buy them - however, I think they are _worth_ at least double what you sold them for - probably £8-£9!
          --Matt

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          • #6
            ooh, where do you get the blanks? I would like to make some of those for the other half..... he loves the sparkly dichroic ones I made him.

            I would charge anything up to £10 for them too, you will find that people will pay that amount for them as mass produced ones cost far more than that - and they aren't even very nice!
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            • #7
              Burhouse do cufflink blanks.
              Auntynet

              Step-daughter's website selling hand dyed sock yarns www.knotanotherknitter.com




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              • #8
                Cufflinks

                Don't under price your work, multiply your time and material cost x 4

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                • #9
                  I think palmers metrals sells them or they might just sell sterlig silver ones.

                  thank you for the tips i think if you put in the time and your style it should pay off
                  http://www.renataharris.co.uk/12.htm...ta1_type=large I made these and the photo makes them look bumpy and faded - dont like them there but theyre bright coloured and tidy/cute looking in person so im v happy. Coated in diamond glaze. I've just said im going to post the red ones 1st class tomorrow and he can send me a cheque for whatever amount!!! tleast i get repeat custom !!

                  The next ones im going to cut with a ruler/knife straight onto the greaseproofpaper so they retain the shape and find the right lighting. i like making the earrings with fimo
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