It's easy. Here, say it after me. No.
Your gut reaction is not out of line.
However, she will need to know why. She is probably totally unaware
of how much labor is involved. Price it out for her.
I would however, come up with some plan of what you could do for
Either she will settle for much less and you can do the work and not
feel bad about doing it, or she will say forget it.
There's a guy in our beginning jewelry class who used to complain
when his wife purchased one of kind jewelry and paid high prices. She
got so tired of his complaining, that she purchased his class as a
gift. By week four he was amazed at how long it took just to make one
tiny silver band ring. I met him in the hall last week when he told
me the story. He said, "I have such respect now for those who work in
Hopefully you two can come up with a compromise that will work for
both of you.
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