by dragonflyer 08 Dec 2018

FSL Snowflakes that I redigitized and made into ornaments...I am going to a craft boutique tomorrow and am going to try to sell some of my things...first time for everything...pricing is the tricky part...would like your input here, Cuties...what are your thoughts? Thanks for looking and appreciate any input...

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by vickiannette 09 Dec 2018

My suggestion would be.....Take a little Xmas Tree and decorate it with some of your snowflakes [and possible a little colour, ie tinsel etc] and then package your saleable items in very clear cellephane. Decorate your stall with battery operated fairy lights. The public is quite unable to picture what things will look like. good luck.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Great ideas...thanks!

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by pennyhal2 09 Dec 2018

I make a lot of FSL that I give away when I'm a vendor at a conference for survivors of gynecological cancers. What amazes me is that some women don't want them even if they are free. Go figure. I also sell them for $1 at a craft sale and no one buys them then either. So, I think it depends on the place/location/type of show/ display etc. that you are taking them too. I also put them in resealable cellophane bags. I find that a lot of people really don't know what they are other than pretty white ornaments or what to do with them other than hang them. So, I'm working on making an info slip to put inside the bag. Let us know how it goes!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks for the tips!

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by sonjapotgieter 09 Dec 2018

So Beautiful!!!! Great designs

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by pcteddyb 09 Dec 2018

I have sold some for $2 - $3 for this type of FSL (I can get more for the 3d type where where you do multiple things and put them together after drying).

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks....I think that's probably a good guess...

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by Sewmum1 09 Dec 2018

As you know i loooove fsl snowflakes and these are lovely. I have this set too but hadn't noticed they had no loop. Quick to fix though. I usually only gift the ones I make as people here would want them but would place very little value on them so I would be unlikely to even cover costs.
I would suggest not calling them fsl as people that do not embroider would not know what that is and it would mean nothing to them. I usually decribe the fsl when I give it away as thread lace decorations. That often triggers more questions and then I can explain it properly

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Karryn...I agree...FSL does not mean much unless you embroider...

antjemaus22 by antjemaus22 09 Dec 2018

I have heard from somebody calling them “free”!!!

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by sewdeb 09 Dec 2018

These are lovely, Kim! But as to pricing, it's hard to say, Kim. I find people who don't actually do any sewing or crafts tend to under value handmade items and crafters tend to feel "I can do that myself" and neither of them tend to buy! That's pretty much why I no longer do craft sales. I hope you luck and you prove me wrong and sell out!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, I know...pricing is tricky...time will tell!

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by airyfairy 09 Dec 2018

Kim these are beautiful and so dainty. I am sure they will sell well. I have no idea about $$$.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Sarah...we'll see!

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by blueeyedblonde edited 09 Dec 2018

Hope you do great!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks....

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by blueeyedblonde 09 Dec 2018

Love them, but I also have a hard time figuring what to charge.
Every place is different. What I have noticed is the huge craft shows here (in Edmonton at the Butterdome)) sell at prices I gag at!
My hubby took me a few years ago and it was so crowded and people were buying all kinds of things.
If you can imagine a onesie with a printed design or saying was priced at $25cdn! And to me that is very high and it's not as nice as if it had been embroidered!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

I agree! time will tell...

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by killiecrankie 09 Dec 2018

It can be very hard to price items,you never get enough for your time ,just get your costs plus a little more.It really depends on your location ,is the area wealthy ,if so you should have no trouble getting your asking price.
Good luck

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

I agree....hard to get your time out of anything made...it should be an interesting day!

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by sebsews 08 Dec 2018

I always find it hard to figure a cost of an item. I tried to sell my FSL Angels for $3.00, did not sell many but when I lowered the price to $2.00 I sold more! Your snowflakes are beautiful! Suzanna

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

thanks, Suzanna...sometimes better to lower the price a bit and sell more...should be an interesting day!

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by asterixsew Moderator 08 Dec 2018

Pricing is always a difficult one I find. Just been at a very quiet Craft fair today but everyone with a stall was most happy with their sales. Same fair last year I sold stuff and my closet cutie friend didn't (she didn't come today). So all depends on the venue, weather, marketing of the fair and so on BUT good luck and I am sure these will sell but for how much is the question I cant answer

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Caroline...it will be an interesting day...

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by graceandham 08 Dec 2018

Kim, I struggle to get $4 for fsl here, and that's about what I have in materials, so I only gift them any more. (Southeastern US)

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Betsey...I think you are right...

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by stork 08 Dec 2018

Nice!!! I love snowflakes and these are wonderful. Good luck with the sale.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Tonya....

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by basketkase 08 Dec 2018

I have seen similar at craft fairs around here from $1.50 to $5....yours are exquisite so they should bring top dollar...some of it depends on demographics as well....things that sell well at one show make tank at another show...shoppers can be so fickle....you should do well....

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Vicki...you never know about the shoppers and they usually undervalue...should be an interesting day for me....

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by noah 08 Dec 2018

They sale here for 2 to 5 dollars each or 7 for 10 bucks not much but we are in the bush here***Good luck tomorrow****

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 09 Dec 2018

Thanks, Carolyn...

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by pennifold 08 Dec 2018

I think if there are a pair that could be worn as earrings I'd charge at least $10.00 (not sure what American would be). If sold as just one how about between $5 and $7 depending on the size of them and the intricacy of the work. You'd be more aware of what people are willing to pay I'm sure and if it's a boutique style craft show you can always charge more. Love Chris

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 08 Dec 2018

Thanks, Chris...appreciate your input...these are just shy of 4" x 4" so probably too big for earrings...I am probably just going to have to wing it...

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 09 Dec 2018

I think the 1 AUD is about 72- 73 cents US

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