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mineofuselessinformation Sun 23-Aug-20 18:39:01

And what would you be willing to pay?
All gold plated sterling silver.
Top is citrine
Middle ruby
Bottom seed pearls

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mineofuselessinformation Sun 23-Aug-20 18:49:03

BTW, I'm not trying to sell by stealth - these are for me to wear, but I was thinking of making more to sell locally, so would be grateful for an idea of what to charge.

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Bluntness100 Sun 23-Aug-20 18:50:40

I can’t see any photo.

mineofuselessinformation Sun 23-Aug-20 19:07:46

Oops! Now attached. 😄

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JoJoSM2 Sun 23-Aug-20 20:14:03

If you’re considering selling them, I’d try to come up with sth more unusual.

FelicityPike Sun 23-Aug-20 20:22:59

I wouldn’t pay any more than £5 a pair.

TheCanyon Sun 23-Aug-20 20:31:54

I really don't want to be mean but my mum brought through a box of nasty jewellery I had bought in Oxfam 20 years ago that are very similar.

mineofuselessinformation Sun 23-Aug-20 20:39:08

Ooh, replies! Thank you.
(Even for the slightly nasty one!)

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hauntedvagina Sun 23-Aug-20 21:00:39

You can pick up a card of ten pairs of earrings in Primark or New Look for under a fiver.

I'd say to make any sort of profit you'd need to look at a more unusual design than these.

Bluntness100 Mon 24-Aug-20 06:03:19

I think they are quite dated looking op, and would not be for me. I’m surprised they are newly made and would have assumed they were old. I’m not sure what demographic you’re targeting, but neither myself at 51 or my 23 year old daughter would be keen

I’d maybe look at some popular jeweller sites, ones who specialise in earrings, and look at the sort of designs they are doing.

SillyMoomin Mon 24-Aug-20 06:06:44

Sorry op, whilst nice, they definitely look homemade. Especially the back with hem that long loop - I hate that style myself as it always digs into the side of my head - and it’s an obvious giveaway they’re homemade.

Pombearbuffet Mon 24-Aug-20 06:33:28

I paid £15 for some home made silver earrings at a craft fair last Christmas.

Pombearbuffet Mon 24-Aug-20 06:34:16

(I prefer the loop to butterfly fastening)

Pobblebonk Mon 24-Aug-20 06:44:53

I rather like them, especially the pearl ones. l have no problems with the long loop, and I can't wear earrings that are too long and dangly. However, if I'm buying for myself I do tend to go for cheap and cheerful glass so probably wouldn't want to pay more than £10 at most.

jessstan2 Mon 24-Aug-20 06:53:36

They aren't very pretty. If you are going to sell earrings with semi precious stones, be a bit more inventive with design.

ElizabethMainwaring Mon 24-Aug-20 07:03:36

I'm not sure that they are semiprecious. (Rubies aren't semi either, they are full on precious.)
The 'citrine' ones in particular look like glass.
I think that most people prefer studs and little hoops to a fish hook and dangly bit.

HollyBollyBooBoo Mon 24-Aug-20 07:07:23

Very dated, something from the 80s. I honestly don't know anyone that would buy these at any price. Sorry.

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Aug-20 07:08:49

The thing about fish hook ratings is that they scream “handmade” and expect glass beads. They don’t sit comfortably with actual gem stones.

Ginfordinner Mon 24-Aug-20 07:09:47

They would look nicer in silver. I go to a fair few craft fairs, and nearly all the earrings I see are silver. There isn't much demand for gold.

ReturnofSaturn Mon 24-Aug-20 07:21:54

Where will you be selling them OP?

I can't honestly say I think they will sell but I could be wrong.

TweetUsOnFacebook Mon 24-Aug-20 07:29:06

They might appeal to some but I think a lot of people wear hoops or studs nowadays rather than danglys. You might do better with bracelets or anklets, op - I have 2 dds and they love a bracelet as do I! I agree with the pp that silver tones are more 'in' right now.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 24-Aug-20 07:34:21

I made some sterling silver and genuine swarovski crystal earrings in a similar style. I couldn't even get £1 per pair at a Christmas Market. Apparently you can get the same for 50p in Primark hmm

ElizabethMainwaring Mon 24-Aug-20 07:40:29

If people like something they will pay for it.
Your issue op is creating something that people want to wear.

The styles of jewellery that are popular at the moment are difficult (impossible) for an amateur / hobbyist to make.

Handmade jewellery sold well in the 80s because affordable costume jewellery was very hard to come by.
Now it is in abundance.

OhKnackers Mon 24-Aug-20 07:44:42

I think they're pretty, but I dress a bit hippy sometimes so maybe that's why?

jessstan2 Tue 25-Aug-20 20:05:07

I doubt it OhKnackers; I too have always favoured a hippy style and that usually means jewellery is not boring.

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