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Old 09-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #1  
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I have someone that wants to place an order of 40 coasters after seeing what I did. I figured out that supplies would cost me approxiamately $1.00 a coaster after all was said and done. How much would you charge extra for labor. Also, do you put the Angel stamp on the back of the coaster?

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I charge $15 for my rolled marble coasters. I think I figured my cost to make was about $3 when it was all said and done...I have all the details written down at home somewhere!!!
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I was at a craft fair on the weekend and saw tumbled tiles for sale for $8.00 CAN a tile. I thought it was a steal for a set but then found it was for one. I really want to start making them too and was thinking $10 - $15 dollars.
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At craft fairs in my area, sets of four coasters seem to run about $15, regardless of the type of craft. So if I were you, I'd charge at least $150 for a set of 40 of them. Honestly, how is this person going to use 40 coasters - they're probably making up a whole bunch of gifts, right? I think $150 would be a bargain for what is probably at least 10 gifts.
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They really go for that much? Wow! I had no idea. Mine are not works of art but they are based on a specific theme and the person thought they would make great gifts.
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I would pay yourself minimum wage for labor- figure how long they take and then calculate it based on that.

I would assume, if you use SU stamps then yes, you would have to stamp the angel stamp on the back of each one. Maybe you can see if you can sell them in a neat little package for all of them (a box or something) then you could just Angel stamp that? I would contact SU to see what the appropriate protocol is (just email the address on the website, they email back promptly, even if you aren't a demo- I've emailed them)

If you aren't using SU stamps- check with the company, many require no stamp at all, others require express written permission each time you sell something.
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I charge $4 per coaster for my coasters when I sell them - I put them in a cello bag (from micheals) and some paper scraps (periodically I run little pieces of CS scraps through my shredder to make paper confetti) tied with a little piece of ribbon (the thin ribbon you can get at Craft stores for 4/$1 on sale) - I also put in a little square of paper saying the item is handmade and should be washed with a mild detergent and water.

I do put an angel stamp on the bottom of the coaster
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They really go for that much? Wow! I had no idea. Mine are not works of art but they are based on a specific theme and the person thought they would make great gifts.
That is so great! No matter what you charge, you are going to make a decent bit of money. Your coasters must look like works of art to the lady that wants to buy them so good for you. I agree with the $150.00 price if not a little more. We would love to see what you come up with so be sure to post them here.
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I charge $4 per coaster for my coasters when I sell them - I put them in a cello bag (from micheals) and some paper scraps (periodically I run little pieces of CS scraps through my shredder to make paper confetti) tied with a little piece of ribbon (the thin ribbon you can get at Craft stores for 4/$1 on sale) - I also put in a little square of paper saying the item is handmade and should be washed with a mild detergent and water.

I do put an angel stamp on the bottom of the coaster
Oh I like that idea. I could run thin slivers of paper through my crimper and put them in.
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