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icon3.gif  Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #72024] Tue, 23 July 2013 18:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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It would be nice if everyone could try new materials without spending too much.
To celebrate the introduction of Gold Plated Brass, I propose that all shop owners having models available with this new material choose at least one model and make it available with a very low markup ($1 or $2), so that everybody can try it.
I begin with my New Dod Earrings available at $14.90:
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1052304_1156554_1374602725.jpg

Feel free to add your own models to this thread.



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Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #72040 is a reply to message #72024 ] Tue, 23 July 2013 20:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Magic! I love this idea Smile
Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #72043 is a reply to message #72040 ] Tue, 23 July 2013 20:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Thanks Kate!
I just finished modifying one of my dice to make it smaller (and thus more affordable).
Here is the Mini D4 Shell Pendant at $12.90:
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1227587_1156899_1374611642.jpg
Use it as a die or use it as a pendant!

Now, I let the other shop owners add their own contributions!

[Updated on: Wed, 24 July 2013 05:18 UTC]


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Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #73408 is a reply to message #72043 ] Wed, 21 August 2013 20:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar FabMeJewelry  is currently offline FabMeJewelry
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We love this initiative and have selected the Sacred Crystal Necklace ! Very Happy

Markup on Gold Plated Brass & Premium Silver = €1,5

Gold Plated Brass $37.51
Premium Silver $71.04

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Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #73516 is a reply to message #73408 ] Thu, 22 August 2013 20:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Great contribution. Keep them coming!
On my side, I received my two models in Gold Plated Brass.
the New Dod Earrings:
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1052304_1230852_1377197912.jpg
The Mini D4 Shell Pendant:
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1227587_1230839_1377197832.jpg

They are simply fantastic! I am more than happy with this new material. It is very smooth and very detailed compared the Gold Plated Stainless Steel for instance. It really gives the feeling of precious jewelry...

[Updated on: Thu, 22 August 2013 20:37 UTC]


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Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #73939 is a reply to message #73516 ] Fri, 30 August 2013 05:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Gold Plated Brass will stay, and this is good news. The prices have been adjusted though, and I wanted to make an update so that my previous posts would not be misleading: with a minimal volume and a minimal markup, the prices of the New Dod Earrings and the Mini D4 Shell Pendant are now $36.90 and $35.90, still very close from the new startup price which is $30.


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Re: Let's celebrate Gold Plated Brass... [message #73999 is a reply to message #72024 ] Sat, 31 August 2013 20:01 UTC Go to previous message
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I got my brass/gold fishing lure back yesterday. It's more like art than something you would throw into the water on a fishing line! It's very shiny with excellent detail. http://shpws.me/oLQO

The sad thing is that the new pricing has more than doubled the price from$16.65 to $38.07, and that's for a very small lure. It was borderline competitive with high-end commercial lures before the pricing change but now it is not. I might put it in a frame and hang it on the wall but I doubt I'll risk losing it in a lake. Unless Shapeways can come up with a different cheaper metal option that supports these design rules it's going to be one of a kind, a real collector's item! Maybe I'll convert the design into a fish pendant or set of earrings and call it a day.


https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1256589_1269926_1378226496.jpg


https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1256589_1269930_1378226287.jpg

[Updated on: Tue, 03 September 2013 16:46 UTC]


 
   
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