Time for a raise!

I have been a metalsmith for 7 years now, and have had basically the same prices for my work for that long. Reasonable for the buyer, but highly unfair to me. So, after doing some calculations today, I have decided to give myself a raise. I know how skillful I am, and know that I deserve to be paid for the hard work I do and time put into each piece (not to mention the cost of materials!).



  1. Long overdue! I resisted giving myself a raise for so long. I didn't want to alienate my clients. We work hard and deserve fair pay for our craft. I don't think that's too much to ask for. If someone likes a piece enough, they won't mind paying for it. We can't afford to give things away!
    Good for you.

  2. It's VERY long overdue! And you know, even with the raise, my prices aren't that much higher, percentage wise.


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