Selling Paracord Jewelry – Do People Buy It?

by K.C.

Selling Paracord Jewelry - Do People Buy It?  - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

I got into making paracord jewelry and wondering if anybody has had any success selling this kind of jewelry?

So far I’ve been making them for myself and my friends that ask for a paracord necklace or bracelet in certain colors.

If I made some for a craft fair, is it something I could sell? Do people buy paracord jewelry?

Thank you for any insights you can share.

K.C.

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  • Lisa says:

    I don’t sell that style myself but it does seem to be something trendy. I have seen many shops selling that online, check on Etsy to see if it still seems to be “in”. One nice thing about that style is that it is Unisex which is a plus. You just have to make sure you have a variety of sizes. What about some in the local school colors if you plan to do a local craft fair?
    Just don’t go overboard on the amount you make, this way you can see if there really is a market for it. I can’t tell you the number of times friends have convinced me to make something because it would be a huge seller, then I take to a craft fair and sell zero of that item. Ha!

  • Leslie says:

    I am not sure the traditional braided ones would sell because they are available pretty cheap.
    But I have made simple one cord bracelets with a skull, or pretty bead in the center for the young people. Eaxsy to make.

  • My wife & I make paracord items for our craft shows and they do sell, but that’s not all we do. Paracord is just one of the many items we make and sell. The paracord fad is slowly fading but still has a place. When your customer can buy one at most stores for a dollar or two, you need to find a way to make yours stand out with embellishment etc.

  • Lynn LaPlante says:

    I had made 4 paracord bracelets just to see how they would go, it took about 3 years before 2 of them sold BUT the majority of people who buy my jewelry are elderly women and that doesn’t really seem to be their style. The craft show that I took part in every year, I would say, about 95% of those who came were senior citizens, I wasn’t expecting the paracord bracelets to sell and I was surprised when 2 of them did.

  • Dee Stillman says:

    A few years ago I made paracord bracelets, necklaces and key fobs. They sold like crazy and I made a lot of money. Then EVERYONE got into making the stuff and the bottom fell out of the market, at least in my area (southwest Indiana).

  • mary says:

    A lady in my area who is versed in essential oils has a son who makes paracord bracelets with the lava stones and includes a oil in with the sale. Does very well with these, at craft shows. The paracord design is just a basic easy wrap with a plastic buckle clasp.

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