Colemckeon

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Hello,

I have started a leather bracelet company and I am looking for a leatherworker to make 1/2 inch think high end leather bracelets.... we want high quality (stingrey, ostrich, alligator, etc ).. we are hoping to develop a long standing relationship with someone who can provide the volume we need and grow with us ( 15 pieces each leather type in month 1 and scale from there) thank you! 

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Just curious about what you mean by 1/2"think high end bracelets? Do you mean you think you want 1/2" thick or 1/2" wide bracelets? I do a lot of various bracelets and bangles and such  for different clients amongst a lot of other stuff as well. I have seen your posts before and as you never answered or acknowledged any ones offers I did not take you serious. In case I was mistaken here's a few pictures of the things I make but many unfortunately I can't show due to them being for clients brands. I can say that three different jewellers have won awards of the year combining my high end work with their work. Sorry if these are not what your wanting but If you'd care to post any pictures of what does it for you some here might have what you want. regards Brian

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Personally, if I were to be starting any kind of a leather company then I would probably make sure that I actually had some experience in the trade so that I didn't come off as just another person looking to make bank on the hard work and skills of others who aren't going to be properly compensated anyway for their time, materials, and skills.  RockyAussie does some very beautiful work and I can be very sure that there would be nowhere near the proper, or fair, intent to compensate him for that work.

I really am not a fan of those who wish to make money on our work while selling it as theirs (which is always the case so far).  If you want to be in the leather business then learn how to make the things that you want to sell.  It is that simple.

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Rockoboy   
2 hours ago, NVLeatherWorx said:

I really am not a fan of those who wish to make money on our work while selling it as theirs (which is always the case so far).  If you want to be in the leather business then learn how to make the things that you want to sell.  It is that simple.

I totally agree with this sentiment. On the other hand, if the OP is willing to pay the price asked for by the craftsman, (besides saying the work is their own) I believe the purchaser can do whatever they like with the goods once payment has been made.

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5 hours ago, Rockoboy said:

I totally agree with this sentiment. On the other hand, if the OP is willing to pay the price asked for by the craftsman, (besides saying the work is their own) I believe the purchaser can do whatever they like with the goods once payment has been made.

From my point of view on this I think being a good maker and being a good marketer are very different skills and some I make for double in their mark up and some as much as 5 times in their mark up and as you said, once they pay my price the rest of it is their own business. 95% of my work is done with other peoples brands on it and that keeps a roof over my head and food on my plate as well as a few others  so that's OK. I do prefer making product so that's what I mostly do. Brian

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Johanna   

This is exactly the place to solicit work like this and if you aren't interested in taking jobs like this, move on. Some people are interested, and that is why this section exists- to help link up people who want something made with someone who can make it for them. Thank you for your understanding.

~J

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On 9/9/2017 at 1:54 AM, Rockoboy said:

 I believe the purchaser can do whatever they like with the goods once payment has been made.

As someone who is 90% wholesale, this is our philosophy.   Once you pay, mark it up $.10 or 30x, give it away or bury it in your back yard.   Lots of people do white label, as in work for brands under the brands name.   

The story of Edison and Telsa tells us that there many kinds of intelligence/skill and no every kind translates to business success.   Crafting may be your thing and marketing may not, nothing wrong with that.

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