What a product line sheet is, and how to create and use one by Rena Klingenberg. What is a jewelry "line sheet"? Basically, it's a catalog page or brochure that shows your jewelry line to prospective wholesale customers. What Your Line Sheet Should Include: Your jewelry line sheet should show how pieces in your line look together. An attractive page … [Read more...] about Jewelry Line Sheets
Wholesaling / Consigning
Tips for selling jewelry wholesale and on consignment through shops and galleries. Strategies for production, marketing, pricing, and record-keeping in the jewelry business-to-business world.
by Kate. (Montana USA) The good news: A new local arts co-op/tea room recently opened in town; the owner loves my new designs and wants to give me a dedicated space! The bad news: I am totally lost as to how to go about setting up! I work full time and then some at a "real job" (I know, I know), so most of my sales are done through the mail or at shows, where I … [Read more...] about Consignment Space Set Up: Where to Start? What to Avoid?
by Becky Haworth. (Johnson City, Tennessee, USA) I have been out of the jewelry business for years. There are a few stores in my are I would like to approach about placing my jewelry on consignment. I currently have my items in a hair salon - at no charge, and on ETSY. Any info would be helpful as I would like to present my jewelry in a " top down" way. 70-30, … [Read more...] about Need Help with Consignment Selling Please
by Laura Malouf. (Sherman Oaks, California, USA) I am in the process of getting business license/sales permit but can't afford yet. Do I need to show these to boutiques, stores if I want to ask them to sell my work on consignment? Where is the best place to find simple consignment agreement? I have pulled a few on line but they appear too complicated. What … [Read more...] about A Simple Consignment Agreement: Does One Exist?
by Tricia. (Maryland, USA) I'd like to approach a local shop about selling my jewelry & need some tips on how to go about it. The guidelines for artists submissions for this particular shop are as follows: 1) submit small images by email, or 2) submit photos or samples by mail that do not need to be returned, and 3) no walk-ins are accepted. My … [Read more...] about Approaching a Local Shop to Sell Jewelry
by Hope Gonzalez-Zeringue. (Elwood,Illinois) Hello, My name is Hope Gonzalez-Zeringue. (HopeMade Jewelry) I got brave to sell my earrings at my daughters, Sister In-law's shop, and she is now relocating the shop. She said that I would have to update my jewelry every 2 weeks. Is that a normal turnaround time to change ones jewelry? Thank you very … [Read more...] about Selling Turnaround Time for Shops and Boutiques?
How to Get Your Jewelry Design Mass-Produced by Rena Klingenberg. Custom jewelry manufacturing means having your original jewelry design mass-produced so you can sell multiple copies of it. Many jewelry artists go this route when they're ready to start wholesaling their work, realizing that they can't produce enough copies of their designs all by themselves. Or … [Read more...] about Custom Jewelry Manufacturing
by Stephanie Maunder. (Livingston TX) I have been approached to sell my fused jewelry wholesale. I do not have a storefront or web site. I would like to know what the percentage would be. I have only sold at shows. Stephanie Maunder Stained Glass and More … [Read more...] about Percentage for Selling Wholesale
Your Business Investment Portfolio by Laura Christensen Wells. Yes, sadly I have been bitten by the negatives of jewelry consignment. My unsold items would come back looking like a chimpanzee wore them for a month. Items didn't sell quickly, so I would get too comfortable and forget to check in with the shop. One month turned into three months and I was … [Read more...] about Seeing Jewelry Consignment in a New Light
by Annette. (Tsomo Origins) I am a bit confused. I have about a dozen pieces at a boutique in a downtown area. Do I get 60% of my sale price on the item or do I get 60% of the sales price that they put on the item. They up the price from what I would sell it for vending. I would so appreciate some suggestions and how to change the arrangement if I have it all … [Read more...] about Boutique Consignment Pricing
© by Rena Klingenberg Wholesaling jewelry to shops sometimes means making multiples of the same items in a line of jewelry. And that means operating with efficiency rather than creativity when you sit down at your studio. Instead of creating lots of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for shows, parties, and possibly consignment, you'll keep reproducing a line of specific … [Read more...] about Mass Production Strategies for Wholesaling Jewelry
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Keeping good records of your jewelry consignment inventory is essential for protecting your investment in the pieces you've consigned to shops or galleries. You'll need to track each piece of your jewelry (including details such as size and color) that you've delivered to the shop, when they received it, its retail price, … [Read more...] about Keeping Track of Your Jewelry Consignment Inventory