Here's my dilemma.. I have no idea what to charge. Everyone
on here has some experience with the jewelry work, but as I said,
I'm self taught and have no one to guide me on pricing my work (
the one local jewelry store is overpriced and I seem to end up
fixing THEIR repair work for my friends) ..especially custom ...
Hi, Terry. I’m somewhat in the same bag, having just recently
begun selling my work, but I do know this; value and price are
relative. If your local jewelry store charges high prices for work
which is inferior to yours, the immediate and inescapable
conclusion is that you should be charging at least as much as the
jewelry store. There is nothing wrong with charging as much or more
than the competition if your work is better… There is also a
paradox involved with pricing, and that is that if you charge too
little, some will conclude on the basis of your price that your
work is less valuable, and you can lose customers rather than
Paul Williams, an incredible teacher and a wizard of wire wrap,
set me straight on this issue at the Quartzite show last month. To
underprice your work is to disrespect your work, and customers pick
up on that.
I’m getting off my soapbox now, hope the preceding helps.
the newbie from Phoenix