Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pricing your work

Probably the hardest thing about selling your handmade products is pricing them. You don't want your prices too high but you don't want them too low either. I have read several blogs, and articles on how to price your work, I just recently realized I am making nothing probably going in the hole actually:( this was very hard news for me to hear and see.

This time on ETSY I have made several sales both online and off, I began researching how to make my business official and begin keeping books, it was only then that I figured out I was not making as much as I thought I was

I want to give an example
For my scrabble tiles I had listed them for $5.95
Expenses to make the tile--$2.18
Fees to sell the tiles-- $1.50
Shipping fees--$2.82
Total cost to make --$6.50

Wow that brings me to negative 0.55

I found this formula to price your work

Labor cost+ materials+ expenses x 2.5= retail value

For my scrabble tiles it would be

3.50+ 6.50(I have already added the materials and expenses together) x2.5= $25.00

That is a little too steep but that is what it retails for I am selling the for $8.50 for a regular tile and 12.00 for a custom photo pendant

I really didn't want to increase my prices but in order to make a profit I have to. At 8.50 please realize I only bring in $2.00 per tile sold

Until next time
Happy Crafting
Danielle C

Staying busy

So I am amazed at how much Creative Corner has become so popular at the local salon and some local shops

I walked in to get my nails done and received 15 orders yeah that is right 15 orders I came straight home and began working on this massive order





When I dropped the order off I received 4 more orders and many requested my cards! Wow I cannot hardly believe it

I am now looking at some e-commerce options to gain a bigger customer base, stay tuned for some exciting things at creative corner


Until next time
Happy crafting
Danielle

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chloe Collection Spring 2013

I am going to start to list some new jewelry for Pure Eden jewelry designs for Spring(I wish it was spring outside instead of winter but oh well)

I am going to start with a line called Chloe, these necklaces are meant to layer with each other gorgeous bright colors green, pink, black, and a little blingy(is that a word?, well if not I will make it one)

Every woman deserves to have a whole wardrobe of jewelry and accessories!  Pure Eden strives to provide a wide range of jewelry and accessories at an affordable price!

Be on the lookout for these and more pieces to appear on ETSY in the shop for sale!
until next time 
happy Crafting!
Danielle C.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Out of the studio

Notice: I will be out of the studio from 3/16/2013-3/21/2013
I will still be working on listings and checking e-mails, convos...
I will not be able to ship items purchased until 3/23/2013
Thanks
Happy Crafting
Danielle

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A new display

This display is for a Pet resort

until next time
Happy Crafting!
Danielle C

Monday, March 11, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

I am about to release my Spring/ Summer Collection For Creative Corner Designs By Danielle Boutique
 for Pure Eden and Scrabble Tile Pendants

I am so excited to be offering pieces that are bright, trendy, and of course affordable

I used Pantone color for Spring-Summer

Here is a little sneak peak of my work desk-- this desk is really my stamping/card making table but as my jewelry has taken over, I needed a place to organize them for photo shoot!

I am so excited for this in more than one ways, I explained above that the pieces are the first reason and here is my second reason
We made it through the winter my least favorite season of all, I love spring and I love summer and I Love Fall but winter I cannot stand at all, it really helped making these pieces for summer when it was snowing outside:)

I am also trying a new technique I hope to be able to share soon but here is a look at my work in progress
Until next time 
Happy Crafting
Danielle C


Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Trend in jewelry, now in Scrabble Tiles

As I have searched for jewelry inspiration I keep seeing these interesting but beautiful pieces.
Handstamped sterling silver with GPS coordinates of a special location, home address, just about anywhere.  I though yeah I can do that on my scrabble tiles and offer yet another option for my wonderful customers

I am going to offer the scrabble tiles completely custom you choose the color, you choose the font, you choose the coordinates.  It will be easy to do through the ETSY shop 

Go to this website to see your GPS coordinates-- just type in an address you want and it will generate your coordinates

1. Purchase the listing
2. Choose your font
3. Choose your background color
4. in notes to seller please give the coordinates (you can copy and paste from the website)
5. checkout using paypal the fastest and safest way to pay online
6. you will receive an e-mail confirming order 
7. You will receive a shipping notice e-mail with tracking number
8. receive your pendant and remember to come back and give feedback-- it really helps 

You say I really like this idea but not sure what I would use as my coordinates, here are some ideas
*a special vacation location
*home address if you live away or a college student to remind you of home 
*long distant relationship 
* your vacation home address
* an upcoming vacation and you could say meet me there
* and more 

now take a look at the pendants ( no editing done on these photos, sorry I just took a quick photo to share here)



Until Next time
Happy Crafting
Danielle C