was: Anyone make their own solder?
Hi should have mentioned my gold ring price was wholesale, that's how I have to compete where I live, sales outside the poor rural valley I live in are a different price altogether. Point made was you can use 18 kt and make a profit.
Just as long as you are covering your costs (at least).
I’m not being greedy when I price a gold ring, I’m covering my costs
and putting a margin on the piece so that I can continue making
The problem for me is that I’m new at selling jewellery, and I still
have a lot of self doubt. I know that sounds funny coming from me,
but it’s true none the less.
If it was a knife I know how to price those. If I sell you a hand
forged vegetable knife it will cost you between $30 and $50,
depending on the wood, metals used in the bolsters, the steel used in
the knife is practically zero cost, and that includes my labour. If
it was a pattern welded hand forged vegetable knife, you’d be looking
at about $250, and this is due to the time taken to manufacture the
I’m getting better at pricing jewellery, but I’m not there yet.
Regards Charles A.