Hello tatting friends, just a short note to let you know that I have discounted a few of my pure 99.9% silver shuttles.
I know some people may look at the price of one of my silver shuttles and think, "Wow, that LadyShuttleMaker who does she think she is??? Does she think her shuttles are worth gold?!?!?
Well, not exactly gold but yes, silver indeed, is at an all time high.
Let me explain. It takes around 50g of Silver clay to make one shuttle. As of this blog post 50 grams of Silver costs $112 + shipping.
After tools, finishing supplies, and firing costs, I am already running at a loss. This does not even begin to take into account my years of expertise or the hours upon hours of craftsmanship that goes into each precious metal shuttle.
Yes, I know, this is not a very smart business venture on my part. I did this, in part, because I wanted to see if I could, and because I wanted to create some of the most beautiful and special shuttles on the planet... regardless of cost.
My hope was to at least break even but I have lost hope for that. And that is ok, not everything is about money. But it would be nice to minimize my losses.
Anyhow, I know there are some out there who have been secretly drooling over these shuttles for awhile so to you I say, "SALE SALE SALE"!
Up first we have:
This shuttle was $145 and is now $120. It is a little difficult to see in the photo but it has a lovely light green enameling in the recesses of the design.
Next we have:
This one used to be $125 and is now $110
And finally this shuttle used to be $140 and is now $120
And just to emphasize, these are NOT silver PLATED, nor or they STERLING silver...they are PURE PURE PURE SILVER!!!!!
With Christmas around the corner my heart is full of good cheer and I just want to share that!
Can you imagine what an awesome stocking stuffer one of these would make?