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04-01-2004, 10:01 AM
In between troll parts yesterday I was playing with more forks. I need to get cracking on these for a show I am doing May 1. Does anyone have any suggestions for pricing these? I am thinking $22-25 ~ but is that too much for forks? The glass measures 2"-2.75" and that is what I would sell the beads for. The finished forks are around 5".

For those of you interested, I bought the forks at Ikea for about $4 for six. They had a flat washer thing on the end that I snipped off. I used 3/32" mandrels.

Gayle Harthcock
04-01-2004, 11:24 AM
Laura - what a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing your supply source and how to info. I think your prices are just right - go for it! :)

04-01-2004, 11:27 AM
Those are beautiful Laura adn I think the price is fair,maybe a tad low. -Mary

04-01-2004, 11:29 AM
I don't know about pricing, but those are really cool.


04-01-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the kind words. I don't know why I am struggling with the pricing. I wouldn't hesitate to price the bead at $25, but as a fork....It should increase the price, but I feel like I should appologe to the buyer!

04-01-2004, 11:36 AM
Laura, I have the same problem! It's very hard to get over. But then I think, can I sell one at $40 or 10 at $25 ... the little bit of math usually helps :D -Mary ps let me know if you ever figure it out to share :rolleyes:

04-01-2004, 12:38 PM
Great idea AND beautiful beads!!! :clap:

I think $25 is a good price (withhout knowing how much the forks were). and I would also offer a cut (just a few $) for a set of six or four or what ever. That may be enticing as well since you would normally use a few of these at one time. just a thought.

nice work! and thanks for sharing!

Judy :cat:

04-01-2004, 01:47 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2003/17321-LoveSmilie.gifLaura they are spectacular!
I think the price would depend on where the show is. If it is a high end show I would add a few more $$ to the price. If it is a regular show then the price sounds right.

04-01-2004, 02:12 PM
They're beautiful! I agree with Judy. Perhaps a discount for purchasing more than one. I know when I use items like that or canape knives, I'm using generally more than one.

Just a thought!

04-01-2004, 03:54 PM
I think that I would try to sell them in sets of 2 at least. Don't go any lower than $25 per, for sure. they are a great idea!


04-01-2004, 04:18 PM
Thanks for all your imput!

I think I have decided on two or more - $25.00 each. One for $27.00.

One of the shows I think I am doing charges 30% of sales - no table fee. At $25, that brings my cut to $17.50, which is a little low, but if I add in my time for not having to deal with any of the money, is not too bad. I don't know why I am struggling with pricing these, I have some small drink forks in the kiln that I think I will have no trouble pricing. (we'll see if they come out like I think they did :D )

04-02-2004, 02:10 PM
Laura, those are gorgeous and even more so in person! I think your pricing is just right. Isn't that about what people charge for wine stoppers?
Maybe you could see if any kitchen specialty shoppes would be interested in them, too.