Jewelry Business

Jewelry business tips and ideas.

How to Overhaul a Logo on a Small Budget?

by Jeanna Stapleton. (NYS) When I started my jewelry business several years ago, I designed a quick logo. I was pregnant and thought I was going to have a girl. We planned on naming her Lily Marie, so including a Lily in my logo seemed perfect. Come to find out we had a boy named […]

Copper Wire and Ceramic Bead Jewelry – What Tag Words to Describe Them?

by Beverly Raznoff. (Susquehanna PA) I am taking a course at the New York Institute of Art and Design and these pieces were a few of my home work admissions. I made these pieces out of copper wire and ceramic beads. I posted them here because I am in the middle of revamping my Etsy […]

Which US Jewelry Show is Best Suited for Me?

by Donna. (Hong Kong) I am a jewelry designer, doing a designer brand business in handmade gemstone jewelry. I exhibited in a London jewelry show last year, but did not get any orders there. The venue is very quiet and buyers favoured metal stuff. My products are colorful and made with gemstones. I am planning […]

Love Me Do! Heart Pendants

by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) Although I’m behind on my Valentine’s Day line, I finally got some statement Love Me Do heart pendants finished off, and am so happy with how they turned out. These have at least 10 steps from start to finish, if not more, starting with a coil of wire and ending with […]

Jewelry Business Accounting and Taxes

by Rena Klingenberg. Accounting and taxes for a jewelry business can be confusing and scary for creative people. I’m NOT a lawyer or an accountant, so please note that while I’ve researched this information carefully, none of the information in this website is intended to be legal or financial advice. Please use your own good […]

Has Anyone Had Success Selling from Vintage & Arts Market Type Stores?

by Katrina. (Toronto, Canada) In December 2016 I found a store called The Arts Market here in Toronto. It is a craftsy store with lots of handmade items there. The advertisement said that for $200 a month, you can rent out a space and sell your handmade items. I applied there and had an interview […]

Selling Jewelry: Not Your Ordinary Doctor’s Visit

by Katrina. (Toronto, Canada) So I had my doctor’s appointment a few days ago, and my friend suggested that I bring my jewelry with me to the doctor’s appointment, to show the doctor and staff. I took my jewelry and my displays in my bag, and went to the doctor’s appointment. I mentioned to the […]

What to Consider Before Signing Up for an Event with High Booth Fees?

by Margaret Wellman. (Tucson, Arizona) Before considering whether to participate in an event with high booth fees, what should one consider? I have heard someone mention that you should look to recoup 10 x the booth fee. What are your thoughts on this? I would appreciate any insights on signing up for an event with […]

Jewelry Design to Fund a Non-Profit Organization – How to Find the Person to Pitch It to?

by Rashida Cotton. (Macon, GA) Hello all! I have a jewelry design, and I want to use the profits from the design to help fund an organization to help abused children. Does anyone know who I can pitch this design to? Thank you! Rashida Cotton

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