The Price Is Right

I’m almost done with the pieces for my show at Waverly House, but the hardest part is yet to come. Now I have to decide what to charge for all of my hard work. I realize I won’t get paid for every hour I spend on the piece, but I need to make the price fair both to me and the customer. Granulation is tough because most people don’t realize the extensive time it takes to make the piece. I make the granules, place them on the piece, fuse them to the surface (usually in several increments), put the piece together and finish the surface. Most pieces have 10-20 hours in them. I have decided to make the price expensive enough to make it special and affordable enough to not break the bank. So far it looks like earrings will be $125-150 and pendants will be $125-250. I might have one or two at $300 and my brooch is $500. I’ll just have to wait and see if any of them sell!

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2 responses to “The Price Is Right

  1. Pricing your own work is hard, but it looks like you’re doing it right! Just don’t undervalue your stuff. You’re a talented artist who deserves to be paid that way!

  2. Anne

    Amen Staci! People who really appreciate good art will be happy to pay your price, Tammy – and you deserve to be paid fairly for all your creativity and hard work. Good luck with the show.

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