Yep, I’m abandoning a project. A project I thought was going to be awesome. I have a huge box of bottle caps. I have a new drill bit for hardened steel. However, this
is NOT getting made.
“Why not? It’s super cute and upcycled! Adriann, you LOVE upcycling AND your drill,” you innocently protest.
OMG. Drilling those holes was going to take forever. Maybe my drill isn’t powerful enough. Maybe I just wasn’t holding it at a good angle. Whatever it was, I wasn’t prepared to spend the countless hours making that.
I don’t love beer. Used bottle caps are cool. I admit, I am a bit snobby about things made from new bottle caps. That’s cheating! You have to drink (or know someone that does) for your craft. So, I don’t love this bottle cap wind chime enough to make it for just myself. Unlike knitting socks, which is a soothing, portable craft that makes super comfy socks.
It sell it and make back money for my time, I’d have to charge more than a sane person would spend on a bottle cap wind chime.
The other problem, I was destined to stab myself with that nice new hardened drill bit (probably more than one). And though it is pretty small, I wasn’t prepared to sacrifice my dexterity and digital mobility to this project when I have other things I can be doing. I bleed enough for fencing mending.
What have you abandoned recently? What should you give up, but just haven’t yet?
I wish more people wanting to sell hand made goods would consider this before trying to sell their work. I don’t sell hand knit socks. I’d have to charge $100 a pair for the time and nice yarn it takes. This is not a good business plan. Ask yourself if the time and materials required to make the item too expensive to sell and make a profit.