Workshop Wampum!

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I attended a workshop to learn how to price handmade products last week.  The workshop was led by Ryan, one of the BIG sellers of the ORIGINATOR of the scrabble tile necklaces on Etsy. Get to know Ryan a little better in this interview from Handmade Success.

Pricing Handmade Creations

Have you ever wondered what formula to apply when trying to set a price on your handmade creations? Turns out there’s more to consider than you might think. See another blog post about pricing handmade creations.

Cost Consideration

For example, do you add ‘Production Overhead’? If you work at home, as I, then one must figure in electricity, heating, and workspace into the costs. For our math, let’s use $14.00

Here’s a formula love note based on random numbers.

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This handy and easy-to-use calculation form available from Chris Parry is probably the best $7.71 I’ve EVER invested. I encourage you to download it today!

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Etsy Pricing Article

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Bonus Wampum

The other big bonus enjoyed from attending the workshop was the opportunity to meet other local Artisans and see their work. It is my pleasure to share with you links to introduce you to these people and their crafts. Just click on the photos and enjoy!

Maureen of Bamba’s Jewelry Realm

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Lea from Sophisticated Beads

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Ryan from Littleput Books

Screen Shot 2013-06-02 at 3.27.39 PMAttending the workshop and being around other Artisans inspired me to create this Tudor Rose Latte Cozy..can’t wait to use it!

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 I love living in the right brain!

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10 thoughts on “Workshop Wampum!

  1. Neat left-brained formula MCatherine! There is another thing to think about when pricing handmade creations though and it doesn’t have anything to do with the transactional math. You are doing something that you love doing, really enjoy promoting your creations to the world and especially importantly are benefitting enormously from knowing you most likely made someone you may never meet in person really happy. You can try to do the left-brained math on those fuzzy eCom related things but I bet you can’t do it. Our math just doesn’t download and you can’t Google it to try and figure it out

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