Today has been do over day! It seems I am stuck in a learning curve and I am a slow learner. LOL. So not much has been accomplished today EXCEPT learning how to do something over again. I am experimenting with earring designs and also spending (wasting) time learning the best way to photograph close up.
I want to get on the earring band wagon because I have two local shops telling me they want earrings plus I need something fresh and new in my WhimziVille Etsy shop.
My last foray into earrings was in 2007 so I am a little rusty and keep making irritating little mistakes like forgetting to make the designs for the RIGHT AND LEFT. Of course I don’t notice my mistakes until I waste an half hour getting the perfect photo and have to correct my mistake.
Another struggle is deciding on the photo prop. Since I have spent time making the earring card it seems like I should have them displayed on the card for the photo, but I have spent huge amounts of time on Etsy looking at earring photos, it seems like less clutter in the photo is better. So I have settled on the listing photo with a white background and the supplemental photo with the earrings on the card. Hopefully the time I feel I have wasted will pay me back over time!
So my whole day’s production is one pair of earrings! TA DAH!
I went to the Portland Saturday Market this weekend and checked out all the earring stands to see a comparable price range. Seems like $18.00 is going to be my price. That means $9.00 wholesale and I will get $10.80 for earrings I sell on consignment. I better get over my learning curve….pronto!!!! or I will need a day job to pay the bills.