by Tali. Hi, In additional to traditional jewelry, I make what I call "geek chic" jewelry, inspired by my favorite tv shows, films, comics etc. I'm looking into starting to sell them besides using them as gifts for my friends, but I haven't been able to find any information about derivative works with regards to trademarked items that says that's okay. Of course I … [Read more...] about Trademark / Licensing Question – Derivative Works
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by Patricia Gossett. How do you go about putting your ideas into actual jewelry pieces? My head is flooding with ideas and a lot of the times I can't figure out how to make the actual piece. I know I am very anxious, and I need to slow up and take my time, but after I made my first bracelet, my mind is constantly going on what I can do next. I try to use things … [Read more...] about Ideas..
by Marlies. (Snowwolf Creations) I did a craft show (?) at a local company and was placed between Silpada and Tupperware. Needless to say, I did not make a dime. How can a handcrafted jewelry artist ( I do Native jewelry) compete with a merch representative of a big name business when they are placed right next to you. It made for a very loooonnnnnng day- 7 hours … [Read more...] about Craft Show Ethics
by Mallori Frazier. (Elenel Custom Jewelry) When asking for feedback on my jewelry, I notice that most experienced designers respond with... "Make sure you take great photos and use the right lighting..." I have a pretty decent camera and use the macro option, but not sure how to get that professional look. Any tips? Also, please feel free to take a … [Read more...] about Tips for Good Lighting?
by Rena Klingenberg. One of the fastest, easiest ways to grow your beading birthday party business is to hand out enticing flyers describing your parties. Not sure what this type of beading party business involves? See my Girls' Birthday Bracelet Beading Party article for everything you need to know! Although I no longer do these parties now that I'm spending so much time … [Read more...] about Beading Birthday Party Flyer
by Gina Rower. (Ellicott City, MD, USA) Just started a Birthday / Bling Fling party business. My first party was this past weekend and it was a huge success. What a blast to see this group of nine year old girls become creative... little jewelry designers!!! Thanks to the bracelet beading party idea that came from Rena. However, at the point when it came time to … [Read more...] about Bracelet Making Jewelry Parties
by Claire DeRosa. (To Be Me Jewelry) I was asked to do a Girl's Jewelry Birthday Party for 11 girls ages 5 to 8 yrs. old. Thanks to Rena Klingenberg's wonderful advice on doing a Birthday Bracelet Beading Party, I was able pull this off and have loads of fun with these great kids! It was fun helping them and certainly they did not need much help in designing - … [Read more...] about Girl’s Jewelry Birthday Party
by Cyn. Hello - Sorry if this topic has been mentioned before but have not seen it. My husband makes plated and sterling silver earrings (mostly) and other jewelry. It ranges from inexpensive to Swarovski wedding jewelry. (which we're not having any luck with). But we have decided to sell to veterinarians, pro shops,etc. Appropriate charms for each business … [Read more...] about Jewelry Displays for Businesses I May Sell Wholesale To
by Tamara Summers. (Pink Pearls by Tamara) Last week I was working on some re-creating. The lady that I sell wholesale to frequently gives me these projects. A bit of background first. She also happens to be a close friend of mine. We were friends before we were business partners, and the business was born out of the relationship. She also sells a line of wholesale … [Read more...] about Wholesale Jewellery Re-Creations
by Donna. (Sarasota, Florida) Every one says you have to have a business plan. I cant seem to do this. Iam a creator and the buisness plan I cant seen to put on paper. Any Ideas from others who have this problem? I want to start a bead store so bad. Someone had said buy into a franchise and they will help alot, they have a business plan, you can go with. … [Read more...] about Donna P. Trying to Open a Bead Store
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. A birthday bracelet beading party for girls age 5 and up is guaranteed to be a big hit. Most girls are thrilled with the opportunity to make jewelry, and parents appreciate that you're providing both the party favors (the bracelets the girls make to take home) and the party activity (making the bracelets). This is one … [Read more...] about Girls’ Birthday Bracelet Beading Party
(Sydney Australia) Hello, I am looking at doing jewellery parties for children aged 4yrs to 13yrs. I would very much appreciate any info or tips in relation to starting out. What beads are required for the different age groups, wires/strings etc, and whether it can be lucrative or not. Thank you so much. Anna Sydney Australia … [Read more...] about Childrens’ Jewellery Parties