Originally Posted by Kristina
Hey everyone - I'm new to flameworking and even more new to people thinking about buying my stuff.
I was just wondering what tips and tricks people follow when pricing out beads. I plan on selling some beads in an upcoming craft fair but wasn't sure how much to price them at. Any stories of past experience and pricing would be great.
There are two fundamentally different ways to price beads (or anything else).
Kinda the same price as kinda the same stuff somebody else makes.
Materials + Labour + Overhead = Cost
Cost + Desired Profit Markup = Selling Price
If you do the work, you should establish the price. What anybody else charges is irrelevant. There's no reason you should do the same design as others do and there's no reason you should price the way others price. Charge what you think you should be paid for your work. Ignore everyone else's designs and ignore everyone else's prices. Why copy when you can originate?