Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Kumihimo Necklace


I listed this necklace in my Etsy shop today. It's about 18 inches long, including the clasp, and I think it's gorgeous--it's the first one I've done in this pattern and I love how it turned out. I make these for the love of making them, and not for any sort of profit. I'd be interested in some feedback on the pricing: this one is listed for $25, because that's how much I'm guessing someone might be willing to pay for it. If I put price tags on my kumihimo that reflect the time I spend on these necklaces, they would each be $100 or more, and I can't imagine anyone wanting one that desperately. So what do you think, is $25 a reasonable amount for a handcrafted necklace like this one?

4 comments:

Trish Goodfield said...

I agree re pricing on etsy. Most people are looking for a bargain. That said I do think we need to value our work first before we can expect others to. I find that people who buy at markets, shows etc are more willing to pay a reasonable price. maybe because we are better able to "sell" when face to face. Have you considered joining the kumihimo ring. If you'd like to, just visit my blog trishalandesigns.blogspot.com and follow the links

Meg said...

Very Pretty!

Craft Junkie said...

I think it is absolutely beautiful and that $25 is a bargain price.

Marlaine said...

I think you could be charging a bit more on the necklace. I looks like a kind of intensive weaving to me and it's my belief that items priced too low by us are then not valued as they should be by potential customers.