Another busy day is in the making ……. visitors at 10.30, fitting blinds for my neighbours at 12.00, mother calling over for coffee and a walk through the new woodland plantation at 14.30, load mountains of recycling into the truck, meeting and more visitors at 20.00, when will I have time to do any actual work???
I have decided that the best thing for today is to enjoy catching up with all my visitors, fit the blinds, get the recycling loaded and at least try to finish uploading more new pieces up to my Etsy store. Since Lyda Rump has returned to the Netherlands I have had great fun creating a selection of small brooches using merino, glass and fabric as well as two beautiful and light nuno felt scarves.
It has been difficult for me to try and price this work fairly especially as a lot of Irish people don’t seem to understand that I have to upload everything in dollars, just the way the Etsy site works! As a point of reference, if a piece retailes at $54 that equates to approx E40 and if it retails at $30 that equates to E22.06 or 19.16stg. In case you are wondering why I haven’t put the correct symbols with the figures my computer seems to have a mind of it’s own and I can’t find them anywhere! The two scarves that I have already uploaded are both priced at $54 which I think is a bargain (they would be a lot more expensive in the gallery where I have felt accessories for sale) but my feeling is that I want and need to sell my work so there is no point being too precious abour the price. I need to earn enough to get by on but nothing excessive, this then frees me up to experiment with larger sculptural pieces, a direction that I am very interested in persuing for the future. Does anyone else have any ideas about pricing?