Getting Requests for My Jewelry, but Not Sure Where to Start My Business

by jasmine king.

Getting Requests for My Jewelry, but Not Sure Where to Start My Business - Jewelry Making Journal

I am working on starting a jewelry business. I am terrified!

I finally know what to do with my life, but I’m a little intimidated.

My background is art. I got into jewelry making a little over a year ago and although I am relatively inexperienced I seem to receive a lot of compliments and requests for my jewelry.

I’ve sold a few custom orders and I am working refining some of my designs.

The things that I am struggling with are:

  • Cost, how do you determine how much it is you really need?
  • How many pieces do you sale to begin with? I make earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
  • When is a good time to actually register your company’s name, and get a tax id?

I want to get started on selling jewelry as soon as I can, but I prefer to do this right because I want to be able to work at this full time and run my own business.

jasmine king

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  • Connie says:

    Rena has so many articles on her site that would answer these questions. Use the search box to look, or consider one of her great books: Easy Ways to Sell Your Jewelry Every Day or Ultimate Guide to Your Profitable Jewelry Booth. I love the unique and creative ideas Rena has, and most of them are so easy to use.

  • Thank you for your recommendations of my books, Connie!

    And Jasmine, you’ll find most of the info you’re looking for in these posts:
    Start a Jewelry Business

    Jewelry Pricing Formula

    Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in Your Jewelry Business.

    Wishing you all the best with your new jewelry business – and let us know how you do with it! 🙂

  • Judy says:

    Good for you, Jasmine! I’m a newbie as well in selling jewelry, and this newsletter is so helpful. My passion is bead embroidery (so I really appreciate Rena’s article on profiting from time consuming pieces). I started out selling at a local yoga center (60/40 split) and have done a couple of craft fairs. I found that I needed to expand to include earrings, stretch bracelets, etc. as they sell much better than beaded cuffs. I hope to someday reduce hours at my regular job, get Rena’s book on starting a jewelry making business, and really make a go of it. Good luck to you!

  • Jasmine King says:

    Thank you for replying to my question. I really appreciate and I will look into the information provided and I totally take this to heart.
    Thank you sooo much!!

  • Shannon says:

    When should you open separate bank account? I decided to start business manly because I ran out of room for my jewelry I also make dream catchers and other little crafts. I no there totally different to try to sell.thats probably why ive only sold to friends but it’s ok. I new things would take time any pointers would be great appreciated I do have extremely bad anxiety I don’t leave my house very often my boyfriend is my salesman right now. Sorry my question for you is how do you know its time to open separate account?

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