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Daily Wire Tip July 24: Sea Glass and Seashell Jewelry
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
July 24, 2010
I am getting much better at pricing my sea glass jewelry, thanks to you, but when collecting I also pick up beautiful perfectly sanded sea shell pieces. They are nice and thick so they do not break. They make gorgeous pendants when they are wrapped. My question, is how would you price them? What is their value as opposed to sea glass?
-Bonnie in Ennis, Montana
I am so pleased that the pricing article has helped you realize the value of your work! Now as for the value of shells, driftwood, coral pieces, pottery shards and other found items, I would price them about the same as “normal” sea glass (not including, of course, rare colors as described here.
In my opinion, the value in pieces such as these lies in the design and accompanying materials used such as the wire choice and the addition of pearls, crystals, etc. Most folks will purchase a beach or vacation souvenir for sentimental reasons. BTW, these sound really pretty!
Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
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