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“A Mouse In The Cookies”



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  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    How creative! I love how the expression of the mouse makes him look guilty–and full!

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    My Grandmother has a wicked sweet tooth for pies, cakes and COOKIES. Whenever we ask her who took the last piece of pie or ate all the cookies, she would say that it was a mouse. She’s our mouse in the cookies, and this pick was inspired by her.

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    I used the Mexican Painting Stone, Septaria and Antique Jasper to make the necklace below. I paired the stones with some Palm Jasper (from “LB” of course), gold spacers, some taupe colored wooden beads and three taupe colored wraped cord beads that I’d had forever with nothing to match them. The Septaria matched their color so perfectly that I love how it came out.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Beautiful design, Cas! I love the Palm Jasper:)

  5. Evelyn p
    Evelyn p says:

    could I ask CAS..about your necklaces you made…how much would you ask for something like that? Not saying I want to buy it..just asking…curious..evelyn
    oh btw…They are Gorgeous!!

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Evelyn P – I have absolutly NO IDEA. I’ve never sold or offered a piece for sale, though I am seriously thinkning about it. I don’t know what I should ask. Anyone have any suggestions? Please…. I’d want to be fair.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    CAS…the pictures of your jewelry are stunning! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.

  8. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    CAS- I usually determine how much my total materials cost was then multiply that by 3…but it really depends on the piece, how long it took to design, and how easy/hard it was to assemble. But most jewelry makers I know charge about 3x their cost.

  9. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Ali used to double her materials cost and add $25/hour based on how long it too her to make the piece… So, if it took her 30 minutes to put it together, she’d add $12.50 to the doubled material cost to get the sale price.

    She had some designs where the material cost wasn’t necessarily that high ($10), but it took a long time to produce, like a bracelet with lots of little charms. This way, she made decent money in every situation.

  10. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thanks so very much Cuban Queen and Kevin for the info. I’d like to be able to price my pieces fairly, and you’ve both given me good formulas to go by. Thank you, thank you.

  11. Ali
    Ali says:

    CAS – The only thing I would add is to remember that people are paying for your talent! I always had to remember that I wasn’t simply a “jewelry assembler” and that in addition to the materials and my time, people were paying to wear my creativity :) It’s like a piece of art. Two paintings may have each taken 10 hours to paint, but they’re not necessarily the same price… People pay the artist for his or her talent. If you have a design you feel really proud of, don’t be afraid to charge what you think it’s really worth!

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thanks Ali, I’ll try to remember that and not undervalue my “talent”.

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    Gayla G says:

    Wow, CAS, that is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your photos. And, BTW, I recently read some articles that said folks are now charging anywhere from $25 to $38, or even higher, as the hourly component of their price.

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    Gayla G says:

    P.S. I love that this design is inspired by your Grandmother. I adored my Grandmother and now you’ve got me thinking of how to design a piece inspired by her. How much more meaningful that will be. So, thanks again!

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