by Tara. (Ontario, Canada) Hi I am a chainmaille artist who would like to expand and teach classes. I had done a few at a local bead store to great success but subsequently moved out of that area and have to start fresh. There is no craft/bead store in my area now. Any ideas on how to find students interested in chainmaille? Unlike beading, I find a lot of people out there … [Read more...] about How to Find Students for Chainmaille Classes?
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by Rena Klingenberg. When you offer jewelry making parties, it's handy to have a price list for customers to see what kinds of projects are available to them, and the price of each piece they make. Here's what my jewelry making party price list looks like. I've blanked out the prices since you'll need to calculate your own pricing anyway. (I know the text is a bit … [Read more...] about Make a Price List for Your Jewelry Making Parties
by Abigail. (South Africa) For a while now I have been thinking about having children's beading classes while mom and dad are shopping perhaps 2 - 3 hours. Where I attend beading classes, they do have the same, only thing is they don't advertise, it's not their primary focus. They focus on the adult beading classes. The girls that attend these classes seem to be … [Read more...] about Teaching Children’s Beading Classes
by Beth Millner. (Marquette, Michigan USA) I have recently started teaching workshops at a local bead store. The workshop that I am teaching covers basic wire working techniques such as a basic loop, a wrapped loop and how to make a pair of earrings (head pin, beads, store bought earring hook). I have only taught two workshops. There were six people in the the first … [Read more...] about Teaching Jewelry Making to Groups with Various Skill Levels
by Rebekah. (New Zealand) Hi! I was at a local bead shop the other day picking up materials for a couple of commissioned pieces, and one of the staff noticed that I was wearing one of my own creations. She asked me to get in touch if I was interested in either teaching the technique to the staff so they could run a class, or teaching a class myself. I'm not sure what to do! … [Read more...] about Teaching My Design
by Lynda. (Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania USA) For jewelry making workshops, should I include tool kits in the price or let them just use the tools? Do I need to have tools for each person or can they share some of the tools? For instance, if we are making ear wires do I need to have mandrels for each student? Do I need to have a roll of tape for each student? Can … [Read more...] about Tool Kits for Jewelry Making Workshops
by Michelle Buettner. When teaching jewelry classes, one important asset that allows you to stand out from another instructor who may be teaching a similar class, is your ability to give your students "more". Just like going the extra mile and providing exceptional customer service when you sell your jewelry online, at trade shows, at craft fairs and other events, as an … [Read more...] about Teach Jewelry Classes with “Something Extra”
by Marlene Hoffman. (North Hollywood, California USA) Hi all, I've been asked to teach classes in my local bead store. While I've been making jewelry for several years now, I do not consider myself an expert. My question primarily is how to structure the class. It's a 2-hour session covering (in separate sessions) basic beading, wire wrapping and pearl knotting. Is … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Way to Structure Jewelry Classes?
by Linda Correll. (Sydney, Australia) Hello, My name is Linda and I live in Sydney Australia. I have been making jewellery for just over a year now. I have been trying to figure out which way would be the best way for me to sell my jewellery. My grandson will be turning eight next month and he is having a birthday party with eight of his friends, so I thought maybe I … [Read more...] about Eight Year Old Boys Birthday Jewellery Party
Another way to profit from your jewelry business © by Janice Lam; all rights reserved. I have always loved teaching others how to make arts and crafts. In fact, you might say that teaching has always really been my first love. But I am only one person - I can't teach the world. I took my love of teaching to my jewelry business. That meant that I had to learn about … [Read more...] about Jewelry Kits and Tutorials
by Lee. (Bonita Springs, FL) I have the opportunity to teach a two-hour hands-on demo on making a jewelry project which attendees will wear home. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I basically work with PMC silver, beading and wire- wrapping pendants. This class, which is free, will hopefully lead to a more structured weekly class for a fee. This will be … [Read more...] about What Should First Class Cover for a Simple Jewelry-Making Project?
© 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 girl's … [Read more...] about Girls’ Birthday Bracelet Beading Party