And here it is. This was written by me three years ago.
Note: Today, my picture taking might have been a little better, but that will lead into future posts regarding practice, practice, practice to perfect your art!
From March 13, 2011
For any of us who make beads and/or jewelry, I would guess that this is a reaction that you have probably heard, whether mumbled to their friend or made directly to you at some time.
Well.... I say...
"You get what you pay for!"
And then we have these expensive little babies that you see above. Well....I LOVE the look (picture doesn't do them justice, but the time invested far exceeds that of some of my other beads....
And they all came out of this little kiln shown above. This is a doll kiln, which is perfect for the amount that I am able to create at one time.
I also own these ceramic beads above. I believe that they are manufactured in China. While there is nothing wrong with them and some do have some of the same effects as my handmade, they were most likely produced in a factory, which is why the price is considerably lower than handmade ceramic beads.
Those, most likely, came from a kiln such as the one above.
So.... I hope that you learned a little more about why those of us who create handmade might need to charge more......
Like they sometimes say, "Wow!! That is expensive!!"
"Yup! You get what you pay for."
To see a funny little video about pricing at shows, click HERE for one of Patty's posts.