by Samantha. (Raleigh, NC) Hello, I have a lot of creativity that's waiting to burst! I am an avid love for fashion and accessories. I'm interested in the jewelry making business and I am looking for opportunities on ways to get started. Do you recommend enrolling in a jewelry making class for starters? I appreciate any feedback and or guidance in getting started … [Read more...] about Jewelry Making Class for Starters: Pros? Cons?
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by Shelly. I have been making jewelry for a few years now but I was making it for family and friends (free of charge). Well everyone is telling me that I should be selling my jewelry and I think its a good idea, but when I think of selling it all I can think about is what if I sell something and it breaks and also I really under price my items because I am afraid its … [Read more...] about I Can’t Get Past Fear of Breakage
by Theresa. (Mexico) Hello , I totally love your site. From childhood I caught the creative virus and it has never been cured. I love to make/ do things with my hands eg. clothing, jewelry, nails, hair to name a few. I am now a stay at home mom for my daughter of 6 months. I have to take my blessing/gift to the next level and make it earn an income, most of what I made … [Read more...] about The Creative Virus
by Vicky. (Oxford, UK) Just had to share that yesterday I made my first profit at a show! It was the fifth one I have done and I was beginning to lose hope, but now I'm all fired up for the next one! SO happy. Vicky Adorabauble at Etsy … [Read more...] about I made a Profit!
Julia Chong. (Singapore) Hi. I have been interested to make jewelry for a while. While it is difficult to find time and schools offering courses on jewelry making, I have been reading up and watching tutorials to learn the basics of jewelry-making. I am still a green horn and would probably need a lot more practice to make it perfect. I have a few questions for … [Read more...] about How to Create Original Jewelry and Get the Word Out?
by Nafisa. (Kuwait) Please tell me how can I start my Brand in Jewelry? Its not just making Jewelry pieces and selling it in stores. I feel its much more than that. I am making Custom Jewelry for 5 Years. People love my work. But now I want to start making ready pieces and take the business to the next level. I need a mentor. Please … [Read more...] about First Jewelry Line
by Random. (Random Acts of Jewelry) I haven't been doing this long so my money is low and ideas are many. I'm trying to prepare for this summers festivals and possibly my first party I'm just wondering what I should invest in first when I get the little bit of money that comes my way. Should I spend the little money I get on: *Display (longterm stuff that will … [Read more...] about What idea to invest in first?
© by Zena Herrick; all rights reserved. Starting a business starts with an idea. Once you have the idea, what do you do next? Create a list of "to do's" and "must have's"? Ugh! Take it from me, the queen of organization - sometimes it pays to be a little unorganized. I know, I know that sounds crazy, but it's not. When you have all your lists created and checked off, … [Read more...] about Getting a New Jewelry Business Off the Ground
by Donna. (Sarasota, Florida) Every one says you have to have a business plan. I cant seem to do this. Iam a creator and the buisness plan I cant seen to put on paper. Any Ideas from others who have this problem? I want to start a bead store so bad. Someone had said buy into a franchise and they will help alot, they have a business plan, you can go with. … [Read more...] about Donna P. Trying to Open a Bead Store
by Luann Udell. (Keene, New Hampshire) 1. 'Different' can be good, in the right venue. When I first started selling my highly eclectic jewelry, I tried a lot small local shows, including some that sounded quite prestigious and were sponsored by good organizations - a university alumni group, local private school fairs (Waldorf et al.), popular craft shows. But I … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Power Up Your Jewelry Business
© by Nina Cooper; all rights reserved Thinking about starting a jewelry business? You've been making jewelry for a while. People always stop to compliment your work and ask where you purchased it. Perhaps you've already sold a few pieces. Now you're thinking about taking the next step and turning your hobby into a business. Before you take the big leap, here are … [Read more...] about Starting a Jewelry Business
by Catherine D'Arcy. Corazon Latino is now a successful online jewellery business. However, it started by accident and had its share of ups and downs along the way. I never planned to start my own business. To be honest, I didn't have the nerve - but fate, destiny or perhaps just circumstance intervened and I ended up with an opportunity which snowballed into a … [Read more...] about The Accidental Jewelry Business