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  • My latest commission so far.....

    Some of you might remember me mentioning that I've been commissioned to make some jewellery for a lady's daughter's 18th birthday and she wants to spend £100. Well here's what I've made so far, the photo's aren't great, sorry. Would be interested in your opinions on whether you think it's worth £100. The brief was "pinks and reds" and I suggested silver and swarovski crystal.

    Necklace - SS snake chain, swarovski teardrop 38mm pendant in bordeaux - wire wrapped in SS wire and simple SS bail.

    (necklace image won't load for some reason - so here's the link http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/v...D/necklace.jpg)

    Bracelet - tigertail with SS wire guardians, SS heart chain, swarovski 10mm heart beads in siam, swarovski 5mm bicones in rose and SS frosted round 3mm beads (like stardust beads) with a SS heart toggle clasp



    Watch - SP heart watch face, then same materials as bracelet



    Earrings - SS earwires, SS fine beading chain with SS crimp ends, swarovski 5mm bicones in rose and SS frosted round 3mm beads



    I was also going to include an 18mm siam swarovski heart pendant for the necklace so that she has a choice as the teardrop is quite big (but the SS pinch bail I had for it snapped as I was putting it on! so waiting for a replacement to arrive) and another pair of SS earrings with 10mm siam heart pendants on, do you think this is too much? - too little? The materials have cost about £40 and I've spent about 3 hours designing, purchasing and making
    Last edited by Nicola-D; 14-11-2009, 04:30 PM. Reason: typos!
    Nicola

    My Webpage (finally finished - ish!) www.thejewellerygirl.co.uk

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    So many beads................so little time!

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    Hi Nicola, I'm a big fan of your work and I think these pieces are lovely. When you take into account the cost of materials and your time spent I think the pricing is spot on, and as long as your customer is happy (and her daughter!) then you should both be happy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Plum View Post
      Hi Nicola, I'm a big fan of your work and I think these pieces are lovely. When you take into account the cost of materials and your time spent I think the pricing is spot on, and as long as your customer is happy (and her daughter!) then you should both be happy.
      Aw thank you! {blushes} it's nice to know I have fans lol!
      Nicola

      My Webpage (finally finished - ish!) www.thejewellerygirl.co.uk

      My Blog: http://thejewellerygirl.blogspot.com/
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Je...0585549&ref=nf
      Folksy: http://www.folksy.com/shops/TheJewelleryGirl

      So many beads................so little time!

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      • #4
        lovely pieces, they should love them.
        My blog http://setters-delight.blogspot.com

        Folksy http://www.justgifts.folksy.com

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        • #5
          Beautiful pieces. I'm sure the daughter will love them. I would have said anywhere between £80-£100 for the pieces.

          Could you perhaps include a ring as well?
          el oh vee eee...

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          • #6
            These are lovely, especially the earrings. What beautiful work - well done
            One craft project, like one cookie, is never enough!

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            • #7
              they are beautiful.. anyone (as i know i would) should be more than happy to get these. the pricing sounds spot on. well done, a job well done

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              • #8
                pretty sparkly stuff

                I think the pricing is right (based on cost of materials x 2 plus approx £5-£6 per hour for your time!)

                Jan x
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                • #9
                  Or you could say 3 hours work for £60. I think that's fine, and it's not often you can get that in the craft world, so go for it. It's not too much for 4 pieces of specially designed.
                  Celia
                  I can't be creative and tidy too
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                  • #10
                    Nicola they are lovely and the pricing is about right i think
                    Chris xx
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                    • #11
                      That's nice work Nicola, makes me wonder how you guys make items like that, would love to know.

                      Mervyn

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                      • #12
                        Lovely work, the watch is gorgeous.
                        I'm not much good at prices but I'd be happy with £100 if they were for me.
                        Ruby
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                        • #13
                          How pretty!
                          Wanda

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                          • #14
                            They are so delicate, that watch is just beautiful. Well done. I am sure customer will be very, very happy!
                            Diane
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                            • #15
                              very pretty Nicola, weird colours red and pink ?? takes all sorts tho eh!
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