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Offline kmarie0218

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"He Loves Me" Necklace
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:19:21 PM »
Hey everyone,

This is my newest design, and I'm calling it the "He Loves Me" necklace.  The flower is made from cutting and forming 4 individual petals from 16 gauge copper wire that was soldered, hammer textured, tumble polished, waxed/buffed and coated with a clear coat finish to protect both skin and oxidation on the piece.  I wire wrapped the center bead, and the necklace is finished on leather cord.

I'm currently working on creating a true collection now, after making jewelry for the last 10+ years and being all over the place in my designs.  Finally stepping back a bit and realizing I need to put some real thought into my little biz if I want to make it meaningful.  (Just hard to do that while working a full-time job at the same time.)

What would you expect to pay for this piece?  I have a hard time with pricing and tend to be too low.  I'm making "full" flower pendants as well as statement pieces with 3 full flowers linked together (if you look at my facebook page there's a sample in my banner image https://www.facebook.com/GetABeadOnIt.



Thanks!
Karen

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:34:41 AM »
Lovely and unique, have visited your facebook page and said hello

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 08:12:22 AM »
Wow - that is not only unique it's very clever! Can't help with the pricing but once it's listed please post a link?

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 08:44:20 AM »
I love this! There are so many formulas to calculate price. I would do some research and figure out which works best for you. I think most use the 2 or 3x materials + labor rule. It's what I use.

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 10:54:16 AM »
Believe it or not there are apps that can figure it out for you, of course you'll have to input cost of materials, how much $$ per hour and how long it takes you to make one - oh, and the markup percentage. Here is a free one, yes, you can do this all on your own with a pencil and paper (fingers and toes if needed) but in case you want to go the lazy way...

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 09:52:35 AM »
Very lovely necklace, and super original! :D

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 11:13:28 AM »
Lovely work!!

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 11:28:37 AM »
I love this!  It's such a cool, original design!

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 08:44:54 AM »
Lovely work Karen! shared :D

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Re: "He Loves Me" Necklace
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 10:14:04 AM »
This is a fun concept, I love it.   :D