by Rena Klingenberg. Accounting and taxes for a jewelry business can be confusing and scary for creative people. Note from Rena Klingenberg: I'm NOT a lawyer or an accountant, so please note that while I've researched this information carefully, none of the information in the JewelryMakingJournal.com website is intended to be legal or financial advice. Please use … [Read more...] about Jewelry Business Accounting and Taxes
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by Victoria. (Mishawaka, Indiana) I learned to do wire wrap jewelry several years ago, but did little with it until I moved to Arizona. I realized that I was living in an area that was a literal treasure trove of gems and minerals that could be made into beautiful pieces of jewelry, ideal for wire wrapping. I am still in the process of learning to turn a hobby … [Read more...] about My Passion, Wire Wrapping and Stones
by Zaina. (Toronto) I am a recent MBA graduate from the finance industry. I graduated 7 months ago and have been applying for banking jobs but landing absolutely nothing. I was always inclined to be a stylist and designer, but was pressured away towards a 'stable and sure income'. Not so stable today. I absolutely love buying and wearing jewelry as well as getting … [Read more...] about How Can I Start a Jewelry Business When I Can’t Make Jewelry?
by Mckenzie Hartwell. (New Hampshire) Hi, my name is Mckenzie. I am a new artist who originally started jewelry making for a class project and grew a passion for it. At the age of 17, it is very hard for me to enter my work into any online sites for selling. So currently I am attending craft fairs and such. This past weekend I attended a fair and was … [Read more...] about 17 Years Old and Starting My New Jewelry Business!
by Linda Maria Santiago. (Miami Florida) My name is Linda. I am originally from Puerto Rico but I live in Miami. Jewelry making, (or Bisuteria, as they say in my country) has always been my passion. I have always loved creating. I recently developed a curiosity for crochet. So I decided to combine it with my jewelry making and I have to say it was … [Read more...] about My Children Boosted My Jewelry Business
by Sarah R. (Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) Tragedy recently struck in our community and we lost our home to a wildfire known as "The Beast". Along with our home and vehicles my entire jewelry business also succumbed. I feel like a part of me is missing and I want to get back to creating but I'm finding it overwhelming. I have a 4 year old little boy and I'm 8 … [Read more...] about How to Start Over After Losing Everything?
by jasmine king. 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 … [Read more...] about Getting Requests for My Jewelry, but Not Sure Where to Start My Business
by David. (Durham, NC) I recently retired and began jewelry making a few months ago. I understand that I will need seed money to buy tools and materials, so that's done. My immediate goal is to get to the point of reinvesting all sales back into buying more materials, and keep this cycle going. Hopefully I can buy cheap and sell high, eventually making a … [Read more...] about New Jewelry Business: Sell, Buy, Make, Repeat ….
by Sherry. (Edmonton, Canada) I am feeling so discouraged about my new, almost-but-not-quite jewellery business. I LOVE making jewellery, and since I am allergic to most metals, it makes sense to me to try to find homes for the 250+ and growing finished pieces I have. I have a Facebook page, a very basic web site, and an Etsy page. My sister-in-law had a home … [Read more...] about Off to a Good Start – But Then Overwhelmed and Exhausted
by Crissey. I am in the process of starting my jewelry business. I had a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce this morning and I'm extremely excited. My issue is that I'm caught in the cycle of needing money to make money. I need to join the Chamber to expand my business, but it's out of budget right now. I should be doing shows to boost my earnings, but at this … [Read more...] about How Do I Start A Jewelry Business With A Low Budget?
by Olivia Murphy. I've been dealing with so much gifted Talents it got me spinning around in circles. I can draw portraits. I like scrapbooking, Mosaic Art, Watercolor, Pastel, Spray Paint Art, making different things and now I’m stuck on making jewelry. How do I get it all out there to sale. Can you please give me some words on how to start and the best way? Olivia … [Read more...] about How Do I Turn Many Interests Into One Business?
by Prakruti. (India) First of all thanks a lot for sharing useful and handy stuff to this community, it really helped me when I thought about publishing my work. I am new to the professional jewelry making and as a part of hobby I used to make some beaded stuff for me. Though it never included anything else but string and beads and the kind of accessories that … [Read more...] about Jewelry Hobby to Jewelry Business: What’s the best way to move forward?