I was making a list for supplies shopping, and realized something: I should have saved those cards the silk thread comes on.
I normally wrap it around my fingers and store it in a box, but it took me…erm, several months to figure out the solution.
Here are some tips I wish I’d known when I first started making jewelry:
- Save the cards your silk/nylon thread comes on–and store the left-overs on them.
- Keep your metal scraps in a bucket/jar somewhere. After you’ve used all the pieces you can, recycle the rest. You may get a few pennies, but your studio and the environment thanks you.
- Resell materials? Look into tax-exempt.
- Shop online and in store for better prices. Coupons, sales, wholesales and promotions are your best friend!
See more great tips in the comments below.
And share your jewelry tips in the comments! 🙂