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How to Price Custom Earring Projects: Collections & Price Lists

Posted by Cecile Raley on

I have been working on this all month and I am still not done, but given the insane number of custom orders I get, it is high time that I release some price lists.  As many of you know, quotes can take time.  Here are some reasons.

1. Metal weights differ. E.g. 14 K gold is 1.3 times as heavy as silver. So even if I have a casting of an item, if it is not the metal the customer wants I have to look...

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If I May Say So Myself: What I Would Buy from My Shop

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

With my semi-annual 15% sale coming up on July 13th, I thought I’d assemble a shortlist of my own favorite items, and why I’d recommend those for purchase.  I’m going to try to limit myself to three pieces from each of my favorite sections.


Of course my own favorite shop sections are the gems, and my favorite stones these days are mint garnet and Mahenge spinel. But there are other, less...

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Custom Orders Revisited

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

Last year my gemstone category outsold every other category I have on Etsy. So I have upped my gem offerings, as you no doubt have noticed. As a result, I have gotten a lot more custom order requests. This is loads of fun, but way more time consuming - plus many quotes don't go anywhere. This is because on the customer's part, there is the experience of sticker shock. What makes custom work so...

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