This is for the conversation about pricing.
I bought a book several years ago for craftsman. It is at
and a reasonable price. They have a pricing guide in Excel. All you
do is enter the price of raw materials, how many pieces you can make
in a day, and how much you want to make in a year in salary. It will
tell you the whole sale price, retail price and more. I don't know
how they developed the formula, but I am assuming if you enter a
salary of say, 50,000 it is taking in account that you have already
decided that will pay your overhead, and leave you enough to live
on. For the most part, we are not charging people for the materials,
and the cost of making a piece, we are charging them for the spirit
we put into the piece, and how it will make them feel when they wear
our jewelry. Go to the " spreadsheet" page to see all the programs
they have developed for artists.