Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We'll Start the Bidding at...

I've got to tell you. One of the hardest things for me to do is price my jewelry. I mean, yeah, it can be time consuming work, but I really enjoy it, so I have a hard time feeling like I should include my time in the price. The other problem is that since I make all my jewelry I never buy it. And since I can make it, I have a bad tendency to de-value the stuff, because I can always make another one. And how do you even begin to price the design aspect of it? So I'm asking for a little input from you guys. What should I price these pieces at for the Nie Nie fundraiser at Soel? Since it's a fundraiser, I think it should be a little higher than what I would put it up for on etsy. And do you think a set price is better, or should I put them up for auction? Thanks for the input!

This first necklace is made with sterling silver wire, burgundy and white freshwater pearls, crystal, onyx, and moonstone. I'd probably price this one around $60 for the etsy shop.



This second necklace is made with gold filled wire, onyx in two sizes, and the pendant, I'm not positive, but I believe it's dyed jade. I'd probably price this one around $45 for the etsy shop

These earrings are way more gorgeous in person! I have yet to figure out how to take a good picture of labradorite, but it's beautiful. They're made of sterling silver wire, labradorite and moonstone. These earrings are actually up in the shop for $17.50

5 comments:

Nancy said...

maybe you could put them up for auction with a reserve price, then they'd probably go for more than you are expecting if it is a well advertised auction.

pam said...

I didn't look at your blog while I was gone, so can't give you advice other than that they are all beautiful. Hope they sell well above what you ask for them. You will have to let us know how it goes.

Austin said...

Look for comparable jewelry (that you like) at a reputable establishment (i.e. department store or equivalent) and charge slightly more than they do. You'll stop enjoying it if it isn't compensated. And for a charity auction, people will be willing to pay more anyway.

karla said...

Yeah, you know I'm not so good at this either. Since it has already happened, I am interested to hear what you decided to do.

Elise said...

I love your jewelry. I especially love the first necklace and I think the prices sound good. I'm not an etsy shopper so I wouldn't really know. Good Luck!