A Question of Sharing Info  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I just received this Etsy 'convo' from a woman that wants to know how I do my line-art for my Custom Portrait Keepsake Boxes so that her friend can input her designs into her laser cutter and cut them out.
What do you do when you get such a request?? I don't know whether they consider me stupid, or if they're just being innocent/naive about trade secrets and such? I mean, really, what would you do? What do you think I should do?
I've always been a very generous person, but this kind of thing has me bumfuzzled(forgive me that one!lol) - I don't like to tell people no, but I work hard to make everything by hand and to cut something using a laser, is cheating to me... I know, what a stuckup purist! lol I'm not really. Just very passionate about 'handmade'!
I have so much to tell you all, but I have to get orders out - hope to update very soon with some great stuff, so please hang in there! =D

Thanks for "stopping by the shop!"

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2 comments: to “ A Question of Sharing Info

  • Tammy's Treasure Chest
    November 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

    Hey Freida!
    I share some things about how I do what I do, but I think I would just tell them that it's your trade secret that has taken you years to perfect and you're not comfortable with sharing that information. If it pisses them off, so what? No skin off your nose! They were actually kind of bold for asking!
    Just me 2 cents.

  • Deer Mountain Creations
    November 26, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

    Thank you my friend =D I will do that and I think the way to soften that would be to send her to a couple of sites that helped me get started... at least I hope she will get something out of them. It took so long to learn to make good portraits and I don't want to be stingy but everyone's got to learn or the end result loses value - in my opinion :)
    Thank you for your input, I greatly appreciate it! =D
    Have a great TGDay girl! Meet me online later tomorrow for some "after-the-bloat" sale prelims! lol
    love & {{{hugs}}}

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