Except how I got thinking how I would do it different.
Then I got thinking I could do it different.
Then I got thinking I could do this. I mean, how hard can it be?
Answer: Not hard.
The initial investment would be around 450$ in supplies. That would give me bracelet blanks, stamps and tools. From there any stamps I’d want to add seem to run about 8-10$. I’d start with all the letters, both upper and lower case, as well as all the numbers and some pretty designs.
Then as I went, the continual running cost doesn’t seem too bad. 30$ for every 130 bracelets, roundabouts? This could actually pay for itself in time.
I wouldn’t do it full-time. I would make presents. Shines for me and the girl-child. And I’d gladly take custom orders from those I know to recoup costs.
I wouldn’t bother with Etsy unless I could knock them out a dozen at a time. OK, half-dozen. But this involves sanding or filing metal. I figure I’d be good to make 1-2 a week.
In a year, if I sold all those 1-2 a week, I might even recover the costs of my initial investment.
So clearly this is a bit of a pipe dream since I don’t have the time commitment to make the money sink profitable.
Unless someone out there has 450$ to sink into a quality investment.
But let me make one thing clear: If I can track down that TARDIS stamp I keep seeing used, this is happening!
I’ll just sell my first bracelet for 500$.