Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Bracelets

Buddha Bracelet available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

After being super lazy during the Holidays, it took me a little while to get back in the swing of things. I just felt like doing nothing all day. Luckily I managed to snap out of that, so I'm being little miss productive again these days.

Paper & Wood Rainbow Bracelet available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

I have started adding beaded bracelets to the shop. I enjoy making them a lot, so I will definitely be making more in the near future. I still have a pile of things that need to be photographed and added first though, and I need to re-make a bunch of things that sold out in December. I told myself to that first, before making even more new things. I guess my problem is that whenever I have my supplies out to make new stock, my fingers start itching and I want to make new things as well. I wish I could just make 1 of each item, and never make the same thing twice, but with the time it takes to photograph everything, edit the picture and list the items, it's just not worth it with inexpensive items. Not if I ever want to make a living out of this anyway.

Cameo Bracelet available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy & DaWanda

What have you been working on? Are your items all one of a kind, or do you make more of each item? And if you do, do you make a whole bunch at once, and sell them until they sold out, or do you make one of each, and re-make them as they sell? Or do you just craft for fun, for yourself and friends?


  1. Arrgh I know exactly what you mean! I also make multiples of everything- as you say, with the time it takes to take photos and put up on the website, it isn't worth it to have OOAK pieces at the price points I sell at. I tend to make 3-5 of an item at a time. Then I restock if they sell out, if things don't sell quickly/well, then it's okay, I didn't make too many and I can remove them from my website when they do sell out. But restocking is something I hate to do! I have no motivation for it- and I have loads of things I need to restock atm! I always want to make something new!

  2. Yeah, that's how I do it too. Or often I start making 1, and then if
    it sells fast, or seems popular by comments or whatever, I make a
    bunch of them.

  3. Those are soooo cute! The bottom one looks just like a 'dropje' :)

    I started with my stamps (and made more of the same design) but I don't like it that much anymore, because it's the same thing over and over... So I decided to focus on one of a kind things (although photographing IS a lot of work) - but I enjoy making up new stuff. Sometimes I try to make a few of one product (like the handstamped magnets and books)... I gave up on 'making a living out of it' - it's just so much time and so little profit. I decided that I like my 3 day job (rather easy money) and the rest is extra :D

  4. Ah, that sounds perfect then, you can just craft when you want to,
    without having to worry about making money. It's different for me, as
    I am on disability right now (WAJONG uitkering) and I want to move to
    Denmark to live with my boyfriend. I won't be able ti get the
    disability there, so I will have to find a way to make enough money by

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