Jewelry Business

Jewelry business tips and ideas.

Artisan Cooperative Workspace – Is There Any Advantage Beyond Exposure?

by Michele Counihan. I recently joined a new artisan cooperative workspace owned by the niece of a former employer. About a month after the opening, she had a designers meeting and told us we each have to pay $125 per quarter in addition to her 25% commission on each sale and fees for table space […]

How to Promote My Jewelry with Easy to Open Closures?

by Lisa Winters-Baldwin. (Phoenix, Arizona) I was so excited to read the posting in your last newsletter called There’s a Big Audience for Jewelry with Easy Open Clasps because I have recently started giving customers options for easy to open clasps in my own Etsy shop. That posting taught me to use the toggle closures […]

Purple Labradorite Necklace

by Tina Murphy. (Kennewick, WA) I fell in Love with the New Purple Labradorite the moment I saw it! A relatively new discovery from Madagascar. Radiant colors of purples, Raspberry and orange are common! This piece is wrapped in Argentium Silver with a long Ethiopian Welo Opal and Amethyst necklace. Capturing the flash of a […]

17 Years Old and Starting My New Jewelry Business!

by Mckenzie Hartwell. (New Hampshire) Hi, my name is Mckenzie. I am a new artist who originally started jewelry making for a class project and grew a passion for it. At the age of 17, it is very hard for me to enter my work into any online sites for selling. So currently I am […]

Ring Stolen from My Booth – What Should I Have Done?

by Joan. I had a ring stolen by a stout short man last Saturday. I saw his hand come out of his pocket, and one of my friends saw him take the ring. I went over to him, he couldn’t talk English very well, but he knew he was caught. I am very trusting with […]

I’m Improving, But I Still Have Questions

by Dan Santersero. (Pueblo, CO) Hey everyone! I made a post here some time ago – Help – Starting a Jewelry Business Right Out of High School. I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing and improved on. I’m still more or less fresh out of high school, and I still don’t have a job. […]

Jewelry Accounting

by Jane Petersen. (Madison, WI) Has anyone ever used the Jewelry Designer Manager or other software for tracking supplies and sales? I use an Excel program, but it has its limitations plus I have no record of what finished product I’ve sold. This program, from what I’ve discerned from their website, uses photos. Is it […]

How to Keep Track of the Cost of Goods Sold?

by Elise. With jewelry making, how do you keep track of the cost of goods sold (COGS)? You need to subtract this cost at the end of the year from your sales in order to get your actual net profit. I understand what costs to include in the calculation. What I don’t understand is how […]

Selling Online – Etsy or Artfire?

by Clare Blessinger. (New York) I’ve been reading this blog forever and now I am ready to come out of the closet as a jewelry maker and try selling my pieces. I value your opinion greatly and the ladies that write on this Journal. So here it is, I want to try selling my pieces […]

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