A note on pricing
All of our creations are priced on time alone. Because our base material is "free" we feel that the amount of money we spend in findings (metal fixtures, thread (only Mettler German made polys), and such, website maintenance, collecting and cleaning the tubes, and even selling and/or displaying these items to you is "nominal". We pay our self (yes there is only one of us) hourly during the active creation process only. We also pay our self less than we make at our day job.
This is because we believe that your smiles and appreciation are "tips" and our income goes up. Please note that, even though we love the complements, they do not fill our family's belly, they help to fill my soul and keep me moving forward with what I believe to be a good thing.
Also understand that in addition to the creative time, marketing time, and design process, we are also constantly researching other ways to uses these tubes, either in our creations or others. At this point, creative reuse seems the only answer.
Bearing that in mind, your investment in our product is multi fold. You help reduce human waste, you get to be a conversation starter, you help to keep America what it wants to be, a strong and productive nation with the wisdom to maintain it's position in the global bio-economy, and it is just plain fun.
Thank you for your appreciation and continued support. We hope that one day you will spread the word far and wide enough that we can have this as our only source of income.
Thank you very much,
PS. Custom items are priced the same way. If we give you a price range, you are able to believe in it.
"Tonight Pinky, we are going to do what we do every night. We are going to take over the WORLD!" - The Brain of cartoon fame