I thought that i would write this guide because as a seller i design and create all of my jewellery myself i don't have people helping me to do it money, time and energy comes from me.
The reason for this is that people see "Handmade" and automatically assume it is a One Of A Kind piece and design when in actuallity it has been mass-produced.
As a seller i find it hard to sell my pieces as they are mixed up in the cheaper priced items that have been mass-produced but stll handmade. can i reduce my prices? Yes i sure can but there are 3 very important reasons why i wont-
1 - I would be losing money and won't even be getting my money back on the supplies used
2 - I certainly don't want to make my jewellery appear 'cheap' by putting prices down
3 - To be on par with the current prices i would have to use cheaper and inferior supplies - Something i am NOT prepared to do.
I just want people to be aware that Genuinely Handmade Jewellery is more expensive than jewellery that has been Mass-Produced.
My Jewellery is Genuinely Hand-Made and although it is a little dearer than mass-produced items it is alot cheaper priced than what you would find in boutiques.
Perhaps the next time you wish to purchase jewellery you may take a closer look at the items and decide on how it is made and how original it may be.
You may buy a necklace for $10.00 including postage but how many other thousands of women are wearing the exact piece?
Designers like me make 1 piece and 1 piece only!