Lately I've been busy trying to create and put items into my etsy shop, AlmostPrecious. I'm reverting back to selling my handcrafted jewelry after having sold supplies for a couple of years.
Some times I can spend days or even weeks designing and fabricating a piece, other times it can go very quickly. My latest piece was a simple leather choker but I invested a lot of revenue into Sterling Silver beads and findings. A tiny sterling silver swivel clasp ended up costing me $6 and believe me it is a small clasp.
When I calculated what I had invested in parts alone I was shocked to see it was over $20 , I would have liked to have listed it for that amount - unfortunately that would be impossible as I would actually end up losing money. :(
The only up side is that I adore the piece. It is one of those things that makes me smile (just like my little Frog Prince makes me smile).
Last year I tried to sell another creation of mine.
I hope that maybe this October (which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month) that perhaps someone will see it and think; "What a lovely gift to give my - sister - friend- mother- wife." Or perhaps a wonderful soul who battled the "Big C" herself, will wish to own it to let everyone know that the battle of Breast Cancer is far from over. Someday there may be a cure but today all we can do is support cancer research and "Hope for a Cure".