Well, it’s a tough world for crafters out there… to compete with mass produced items:
This problem began about 10 years ago or more. See the items above, below is the pricing that it is sold in a local night market.
Of course, the quality of item may not be good- but consumers nowadays prefer variety. If with $20 I can have 5 various clips of different colour, would I pay more for one?
That’s the dilemma….
I just got to know that a colleague who is very good in drawing cartoon pictures is now doing complaints management. Not his forte- you can see the stress on his face- but he gets a comfortable and predictable living out of doing a job that he obviously dislike.