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Offline Twisted Trees

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Re: New line
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2020, 11:52:09 AM »
I was thinking of making a wood and brass needle case for my wife then I saw this on eBay. It was only £2.00 including postage when I bought it. The item that arrived was very nicely made.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wood-Sewing-Needle-Safety-Wooden-Organizer-Storage-Box-Case-Dark-Brown-Coffee/113972380179?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Yes it is very annoying that these things are on Ebay for less than the cost of the brass inserts from craft shops! I had a cracking design for bottle openers when I bought 10 pieces of the metalwork required, when I went back to buy some more they were charging what I was selling the completed opener for, unless I bought in the thousands which I really don't want to do! for me a serious production run is 50 small items and preferably no more than two! otherwise it is just a job and I can earn more money doing other things that I don't want to do!

TT, AKA Pete, but that name is taken :-)

Offline bodrighywood

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Re: New line
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2020, 01:52:03 PM »
They are made in China so cost of both material and abour would be way down.

Pete
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Offline hughie

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Re: New line
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2020, 05:45:15 AM »
I think this sort of thing is very appealing hand crafted, practical and to those in the crafts it 'goes with' .