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    Have a show in early Dec. I'm concentrating on Santas. snow flakes ans snow men for small hanging ornaments. All will be in the 3-4" range. I won't start on the unpainted ones until I'm short on time. I plan on using a small artificial tree for a display.
    I don't have these clear coated yet. I've been charging $4ea or 3 for $11.
    What would you folks charge for ornaments like these.
    Most will be 1/8" BB
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    I think because they are hand painted I'd try for $8.00 each or 2/$15.00.
    Nicely done btw!
    "Still Montana Mike"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
      I think because they are hand painted I'd try for $8.00 each or 2/$15.00.
      Nicely done btw!
      I was thinking along those lines myself. Seemed like alot of work for four bucks.
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      • #4
        Rob they are very nice items and I think I'd go higher than Mike - doesn't mean I'd get it though.

        There was a lively thread on here a little while back and I think it was one of the Jim's who said - I para phrase badly here but - I'd rather sell ten at $12 than three at $40.

        I can see his point and I can also see everyone else's point about materials + labour + profit.

        I know I've been no help at all, very nice all the same.
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        • #5
          It is alot of work for 4.00 but it also depends on what part of the country you are in.
          I think where I'm at things have to be low priced to sell.
          However, I also paint so I know what kind of work/time you've put into them.
          I might try 5.00 each or 3 for 12.00.
          And that one that you had to fit together in pieces....I might have to put a bit of a different price on that one.

          BTW....is your deisgn woodburned on first then painted?
          Last edited by Catlyn; 10-30-2011, 03:03 PM. Reason: added comment

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Catlyn View Post
            It is alot of work for 4.00 but it also depends on what part of the country you are in.
            I think where I'm at things have to be low priced to sell.
            However, I also paint so I know what kind of work/time you've put into them.
            I might try 5.00 each or 3 for 12.00.
            And that one that you had to fit together in pieces....I might have to put a bit of a different price on that one.

            BTW....is your deisgn woodburned on first then painted?
            Catlyn, I don't do any burning. Everything is scrolled.
            Hope I find the spot that clears the table.
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            • #7
              My first thought was $8 for most of them, and $10 for the guy on the sled....
              don't undersell yourself.. Handcrafted is valuable stuff.....
              Jim

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