I enjoy making these WAY too much. So much, in fact, that I went to the fabric store and came home with, uh, 11 rolls of grosgrain ribbon. Whoops! I’m ever so happy with what I’ve made so far, though. I’ve decided to put them in my Etsy shop to see if there is any interest. What do you think? I want to make up some “make your own cockade” kits as well, with ribbons and instructions and whatnot, the way Princess Lasertron does her little felt flower kits.
I thought I might offer custom – singles, doubles, even triples, or in custom sizes specifically for shoes and whatnot. I suppose ideally a customer would talk with me about what colors they’d like, send me a photo of their costume or hat, and I would make them the cockade, with either a clip back, pin back, or buckle back for shoes. I can do them in quantity for a group, or for weddings, for instance – I know some of you have had to make these in quantity in the past and it was a pain in the neck. Would be happy to do it for you at a reduced quantity price!
So far I’m charging $25 for single cockades, and $35 for doubles. Customs go up a bit because of the material cost of ribbons and bows specific to a project. Quantity price would be lower. What do you guys think of the prices? Too low, too high?
More to come – have a couple others to post on Etsy before I put pictures here.