by Rena Klingenberg. Our world is an increasingly global community. And when you sell your jewelry online, your work can be viewed anyplace in the world where there's Internet access. Metrics or Inches? So should your listings show your jewelry measurements in metrics or in inches? I recommend listing measurements in both metrics and inches - regardless of … [Read more...] about Should You Use Inches or Metrics in Your Jewelry Listings?
Selling Jewelry Online
by Rena Klingenberg. When I was new to selling my jewelry online, I used to look at other artists' shops much differently than I do now. Back then I visited their online shops as part of a research mission - trying to pinpoint the "best way" to sell handmade items on the Web. And although that's no longer why I visit artists' online shops, here are some insights I … [Read more...] about What I Learned by Visiting Artists’ Online Shops
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 the finished heart. In between is the shaping, texturing, oxidizing, … [Read more...] about Love Me Do! Heart Pendants
by Carla Krae. (California) Is Instagram a good place for sharing jewelry and building business? I'm a recent smart phone adopter, so I don't have an account and have only viewed links to Instagram before. What is everyone doing, and how are you using Instagram for your jewelry business? Carla Krae Willowick Arts … [Read more...] about How Are You Using Instagram for Your Jewelry Business?
by Cheryl Clarke. (Atlanta, Georgia USA) My name is Cheryl Clarke with Answer Your Dream Jewelry. I design inspirational jewelry for dreamers. I just launched a website a few weeks ago and I'm still excited about that...I have a website! Me! I was so nervous when I launched it. If there is anyone out there who may be afraid to get online, I would say take some deep … [Read more...] about Found My Jewelry Path
by Gail. (Tennessee USA) When I started collecting beads and gemstones I knew nothing about jewelry, wasn't even making jewelry. I simply bought what pleased my eye. So I have beads/gemstones I don't have names for. Now that I know more and am creating jewelry, I want to open an Etsy store to sell my pieces. But I feel like I am in a jam as I see most jewelry … [Read more...] about Bead Identities: How do I find them?
by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, California USA) I've had a Paypal account for a while now...using it to make purchases and also to sell jewelry from my Etsy shop. When I'd receive inquiries on my blog about purchasing a piece, I'd always thought I'd first need to create and pay for a reserved listing on Etsy, so that the customer could complete the purchase through … [Read more...] about Using Paypal’s Cool Free Tool
by Virginia Vivier. (Sunny Tucson, Arizona USA) It took me 2 years to figure out that making random, generic beaded bracelets, necklaces and earrings were in direct competition with thousands of other folks doing the same thing. I finally figured out that the most successful booths and online shops displayed a specific recognizable, creative "THEME" to their … [Read more...] about Things I Wished I’d known Before I Started Selling Jewelry
by A. Nicola. (Miami, Florida USA) Hi, I'm new to the jewelry showing" scene...I've been fussing with wire for years now, and have finally nailed down some techniques that I am happy with, and feel are worth displaying. I've put up a website, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and have a store on Etsy! Not too much movement so far, mostly admiration – which I … [Read more...] about Selling Online vs. In Person
by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York USA) Since I've recently become obsessed with metalwork involving cold connections, my next step was to incorporate beads or stones. I've just found a way to do just that in this pendant. I used a green Agate bead that seems to be bursting out of its stamped brass surrounding. It was a happy accident and I liked the way it turned … [Read more...] about A New Commission Because of Facebook
by Jeanne. I used to do 40 craft shows a year for 20 years with my mom as my “hook”. When she passed 4 years ago (101 Years) I lost my enthusiasm for the shows and decided to put my work on line. I would love to be able to have a great on line presence and I know that it is very competitive. I know that I am not being consistent on a daily basis and I need some … [Read more...] about Need Advise for A Strong Online Jewelry Presence
by Jennifer. I’m in the process of setting up shop on Etsy with my jewelry and other accessories, but what’s stalling me is all the confusion on shipping and handling methods. I’m torn between USPS First Class and Priority. I’ve already ordered the free Priority Flat Rate boxes and envelopes, but because of it being flat rate it is more costly ($5.05 online), BUT … [Read more...] about How to Handle Shipping & Handling: Need Suggestions Please