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Old 12-10-2012, 09:23 PM
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So I've been mulling this over for a while... thought I would put the feelers out and see what people thought.
My sister has been doing some hand-stamped jewelry for over a year now. She made a really pretty necklace in memory of Happy. While looking for stamps, I found some really cute ones that I would kind of like... to put on tags for the dogs. Of course, they are kind of expensive to buy just to make some tags for my dogs, so that leads to the thought of "Well, maybe I could make tags for other people!"

I wouldn't really be intending to compete with Fetching Tags, who makes amazing stuff that is well worth the money; something cheaper, cute, customized, and if you, say, lost it in the lake, you wouldn't be totally crushed because it cost you $35! I would probably just be using pre-cut discs and shapes.

But then I think there's about a BAJILLION tag makers already out there. None that I have seen using the stamps I want, of course, but I'm just wondering if it would be a worthwhile investment or if it's a bad idea because it would be white noise? I don't make a ton out of my Etsy store right now but it certainly pays for itself, my webhosting, my domain names, and some other fun things. I'm not planning to get rich, but I also don't want to waste a bunch of time and have people just go "oh ANOTHER tag maker. Meh."

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:25 PM
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Yes. Do it. Rosey needs a new tag, since I had a change of cell phone number xD

ETA: I mean, yah, I know I could go and get a tag elsewhere, but I prefer to support Chazzers where I can
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM
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If you make them durable and legible, I'd be interested. I've tried a few tag companies that weren't Boomerang tags or Fetching tags and was not pleased. Despite having a lower price.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:37 PM
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I'm launching my tag business in the new year! I'm currently waiting on my last batch of supplies.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:38 PM
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The durability question is definitely one I have too. I think I would have to do some research into finding a solution that is both affordable and durable...
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:39 PM
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I'm with Jess! I would rather support a chazzer than anyone else.. and I love the idea of cute hand-stamped tags at a lower price.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:58 PM
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I've bought from 2 etsy shops.. A set for the cockers ages ago, and all three more recently. For how cheap many can be, I'm not sure you could be competitive.. but if you want it partially for you, you should go for it.

I love these.. got the cockers theirs, and got one for Arson later. 6 months and weathering well. https://www.etsy.com/transaction/83705283

These are more heavy duty.. Lasted well, but were kinda big on my kids. https://www.etsy.com/transaction/19132151 and https://www.etsy.com/transaction/19132150
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Let me just say this, do you want to know how much I've spent over my lifetime so far on "maybe" home craft/profit ventures? Well, I actually don't even know! It has to be a few hundred at least (not counting the living wool sheep), but more so, you know how many of those "maybe" ventures has actually made me a profit? NONE!!! Yep, I'm a mad hopeless craft addict, regular jack of all trades, master of none. If you ask me?...

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM
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I might be! Could you post an example of what you had in mind?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:34 PM
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And could you PLEASE make those tags that only have the name on the front and have info on the back?
I have looked EVERYWHERE and it seems NO-ONE makes them (except fetching tags)

I post a lot of pictures and would love for the internet to not know my phone number lol
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