frozencrafts:

This is an actual message I woke up to on Etsy today.
Now, let me clear some things up.
First of all, NO, IT DOES NOT TAKE 5 MINUTES TO MAKE. Obviously I got a message from someone who has never in their life worked with handmade things. Not just clay, but handmade things in general. Making it quality took at least 20 minutes. Cleaning the lint and dust? Another 5. Baking it? Another 20. Adding gloss and drying? Another 30. Adding the findings? Another 5. Which tops up to a nice 80 minutes. That is, one hour and twenty minutes - provided I don’t count the time it will take to package it after selling and going to the post office.
Second of all, DO NOT EVER EVEN DARE TO GO TO ARTISTS WHO HAVE THEIR SHOP AS THEIR ONLY INCOME TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PRICE IF YOU DON’T KNOW THIS PART OF THE INDUSTRY YOU UNEDUCATED PIECE OF-……hhhhhhhhhhhh.
Let me explain: your 10 dollars don’t just go into the supplies that took to make the item. We artists are not robots where you put in money and an item falls out. You pay for the supplies and electricity it took to make the item…along with the skill that the artist has practiced for years. For their precious TIME, not only to make the item, but to keep the shop running, to advertise, to answer important messages, YOUR MESSAGES, and so on.
I REPEAT, WE ARE NOT MACHINES WHERE YOU PUT MONEY IN AND AN ITEM FALLS OUT.
If you tell me I’m a good artist, then respect me as one. If you don’t like the item or its price, just don’t buy it.
To all my fellow artists… moral of the story: if you ever get messages like this, just mark them as spam and move on, because those people who message you things like this are 105% wrong.
The prices in your own shop? They are probably too low already. You are not worth what people tell you. You are worth what YOU believe you are worth. So don’t let these things get to you.

frozencrafts:

This is an actual message I woke up to on Etsy today.

Now, let me clear some things up.

First of all, NO, IT DOES NOT TAKE 5 MINUTES TO MAKE. Obviously I got a message from someone who has never in their life worked with handmade things. Not just clay, but handmade things in general. Making it quality took at least 20 minutes. Cleaning the lint and dust? Another 5. Baking it? Another 20. Adding gloss and drying? Another 30. Adding the findings? Another 5. Which tops up to a nice 80 minutes. That is, one hour and twenty minutes - provided I don’t count the time it will take to package it after selling and going to the post office.

Second of all, DO NOT EVER EVEN DARE TO GO TO ARTISTS WHO HAVE THEIR SHOP AS THEIR ONLY INCOME TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PRICE IF YOU DON’T KNOW THIS PART OF THE INDUSTRY YOU UNEDUCATED PIECE OF-……hhhhhhhhhhhh.

Let me explain: your 10 dollars don’t just go into the supplies that took to make the item. We artists are not robots where you put in money and an item falls out. You pay for the supplies and electricity it took to make the item…along with the skill that the artist has practiced for years. For their precious TIME, not only to make the item, but to keep the shop running, to advertise, to answer important messages, YOUR MESSAGES, and so on.

I REPEAT, WE ARE NOT MACHINES WHERE YOU PUT MONEY IN AND AN ITEM FALLS OUT.

If you tell me I’m a good artist, then respect me as one. If you don’t like the item or its price, just don’t buy it.

To all my fellow artists… moral of the story: if you ever get messages like this, just mark them as spam and move on, because those people who message you things like this are 105% wrong.

The prices in your own shop? They are probably too low already. You are not worth what people tell you. You are worth what YOU believe you are worth. So don’t let these things get to you.

(via elizabethhelene)