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Posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:33 pm
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I'm currently liking the FP6-1, I'm using 18ga Sterling Silver. with a 1/4" link, wondering what the going rate is for suck an item, since i keep getting requests to purchase my finished products. Necklasses, Braceletts, Etc.

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Posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:01 pm
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I basically sell my bracelets and necklaces for the same price no matter what weave I use. If it was made out of a weave that took a lot of time/material then that would be a different story.

Necklaces - $15 to $25

Bracelets - $5 to $15

The main factor is finding a price that most people would be willing to pay for the product.

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Posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:05 pm
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The biggest part in my opinion is making sure you cover the cost of your materials PLUS what you feel your work is worth (or what extra amt people would pay since its hand-made)

I havent worked with Sterling Silver yet though I'm sure I'd charge a little extra for that since the rings are sold by the ounce, not the pound.

For my steel, copper, anodized aluminum, etc bracelets, I usually ask $10 - $15.

Necklaces I'd probably ask $15 - $20

I havent really sold a whole lot else at this point so that's my only reference. I hope it helps ^_^

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Posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:59 pm
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From what I've seen in the past, you can pump up the price a LOT for projects involving precious metals, well beyond covering your material costs and basic labor. That's in many ways the real appeal of silver and gold in maille. It's pretty normal to charge $100+ for a simple sterling silver necklace or bracelet, and if it's high quality construction, $200-$300 is not unreasonable.


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Posted on Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:35 am
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Yah, I got my first commission: a GSG bracelet, just like the one in my gallery, but in gold-fill. I asked $75 and was paid in full, up front. I get to go home in a little bit and start on it. :>


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Posted on Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:30 am
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Business 101: Maille


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Posted on Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:59 am
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Blaise, I must give you credit for that article. I am a business major and that article of yours is the perfect thing for any body wanting to start some sort of business.

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Posted on Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:16 am
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Well thanks!

I guess I had to learn something from 10 years of owning my own business...


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