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Thread: Hobby business - I spend more than I make!

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    Default Hobby business - I spend more than I make!

    Is that something you other hobby business people recognize? I tell myself I'm still building up my supplies, but I just keep on needing more things. I'm not even done buying tools, since I'm moving from just metal clay to metal clay plus silversmithing. Other than that I mostly buy stones and supplies like earrings (have to start making those myself), jump rings, wire and metal clay.

    It's a good thing I like making jewelry so much, so all this spending is at least good for something.
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    i'm just the same, i think i need this and that and that and i want that!!! maybe one day it will actually make up the money for me that i've spent out!! lol!!
    Bridget x x

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    Phew! I'm not the only one. Yesterday I said I would stop buying stones for a while, since I have so many, and a few hours later I bought 10 or so. Ahem.
    SilverBlueberry.etsy.com

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    i really wouldnt like to work out how much i have spent on jewellery stuff since i started in may this year, but i know it must run into the thousands. I dont suppose i will ever recoup the expenses, and can only pray that one day i might actually start to sell stuff and therefore claw back a little of the money
    Su' xx

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    I do the same, then freak out and have to do a mad round of trying to sell everything, then it all starts again!

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    Sounds like me too!
    As long as you're enjoying it though then there's nothing wrong with it. You wouldn't expect money back from other things you enjoy...like watching films or taking loooooong bubble baths!

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    Yep whatever you spend at least you'll get some back
    & tools last a lifetime
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    I'm glad to hear that as I was starting to despair as well. (And my original input into the 'business' account is finally starting to dwindle. The reality of having to start making money is finally starting to hit home lol)

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    Oooo Buying tools, yeh! I love buying new tools! My theory is that I should buy everything I want while I am still earning and then I'll have loads to play with when I finally retire completely!
    Lorraine

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    I'm having the same problem having just started making sterling silver chain maille I'm buying in the rings - big outlay for only a small bracelet it feels like!

    Haven't entirely sorted out how to do the selling bit yet but I hope to get organised relatively soon.
    Anne

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