My stash of origami paper is another gauge of my production. I buy paper from a variety of sources, in a variety of sizes. Occasionally I buy a really large sheet: 24 x 18 inches. Working with pieces of paper as small as 3/4 x 3/4 inches, I am astounded that I ever use it up. But last week I realized I was running low on some of my patterned paper. Hmmm..... that is a lot of earrings!
I suppose I could look at my sales numbers every month and do the math to figure out how many pairs of earrings I have made. But in some ways I enjoy not focusing on the numbers. It makes the mundane chore of printing and cutting earring cards more meaningful and fun. And it prevents the process of making earrings from becoming a chore. It's about creativity, not numbers.