by Nancy R.
I have bought several pieces of jewelry online from an artist whose blog I adore. I somehow stumbled across it from some other blog and I became enthralled in her posts.
She posts a lot of jewelry photos which are always beautiful, very colorful, closeup, well staged with attractive backgrounds.
I think reading her posts has become like a nice visit with an artist. Her blog made me feel very comfortable purchasing from her. Her jewelry is wonderful.
I also followed links from her blog to other artist blogs and I enjoy them all so much. I’m not an artist myself so really enjoy my “visits” with these artists a few times a week when I check on their blogs.
My advice would be to start a blog about your jewelry and show us lots of photos of you making jewelry, your jewelry in attractive poses, etc.
Write blog posts telling us non-artists about how you make your jewelry, what inspires your artistry.
by: Melissa Zurick
Thanks for your great comments about blogging. I have a blog myself and it’s great to hear your thoughts about what you like about other artists blogs! Good to know!
by: Bárbara Matadinho
I sell interesting pieces of an unique art. It’s women jewelery (necklaces and bracelets) made by artisans in a lost island in the Indian ocean. These artists follow the tecniques and skills from ancient people that traded in those parts, such as arabic, deutch and portuguese.
If you would like to know more just go to the following blog: madeinafrica2007.blogspot.com
by: Linda G.
Thanks for sharing! I am learning a lot. And it looks like I need to learn more about blogging!
You comments have been very insightful.
by: Holly Louen
It’s refreshing to hear a buyer’s point of view. I just started my blog. It’s too new to see results yet, but I have dIscovered a whole new, fastenating community out there of which I’m excited to be part of.
Inspired to blog
Thank you Nancy.
You inspired us for writing about our artistic journey which sometimes I think buyers really did not care to know. They wanted product and the right price. But your post gave me a valuable incentive to care for showing and writing how my jewelry is made. I write about my agony and ecstasy of being a jewelry artist entrepreneur for my own sake, now I know readers are there too, who care to know about the artist and the process, the emotion and hard work that s/he is putting into the creation.
I appreciate it. Warm regards. Dita.
Thanks for the tips. I am quite new to blogging and finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment! Probably just need to relax with it a bit more!!
Wow, I think I really need to start a blog now to increase sales. Do you guys think it helps alot since we now have facebook and twitter?!
Ready to Blog
Nancy, thanks for your article. I have been thinking about adding a blog to my handmade jewelry business. Its good to know that you find jewelry blogs to be useful and interesting.
Thanks for the insight
by: Paula Huckabay
Nancy, what valuable information you have provided here, thank you! I suppose as designers we tend to take for granted what we do and don’t always think about sharing that information with our wonderful customers. You have made me totally rethink the idea of blogging and I appreciate it.
Best to you,
by: Breanne Hansen
I started my hand made jewellery business in August and I have been waffling back and forth on starting a blog. I have a lot of passion for what I do and sometimes I think the meaning behind some of the pieces I make gets put to the side. I love the idea of blogging and expressing everything that I’d love for potential buyers to know about why and how my jewellery has come to fruition! Thank you so much I’m sold and so excited to embark on my blogging journey!!!
I am currently only on Facebook: YYY Jewellery
Thank you so much for the guidance!
by: linda mulira
hey everyone,just want to say im sooooo excited about this wholw blogging thing am africa in a small country called uganda and to see that jewelry making is appreciated sooo much like this inspires me and i will definately join and share ideas and designs as well.God bless.
ps:am on face book as well….umuringa jewelry
I love all these ideas too. I don’t have a blog but I will start one. I’m only on Etsy and I agree that Etsy is not all that it could be. I work hard at making my jewelry items and feel that I end up selling my work too cheap just to get it sold. After all, I don’t want it to just sit there. I want to learn what I can do to better my business and get more people interested. So far I’ve done everything that has been commented on here except the blog and I don’t have my own website. I think blogging about how your items are made and the passion of the artist is a terrific idea too. I have done a bit of that in my bio on Etsy but I wonder how my of my customers actually read it. I have several regular customers but no where near anything to brag about. I will continue to work hard at it. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. My Etsy site is dianaspainteddezigns.etsy.com if anyone would like to take a peak. All comments are welcomed. I will take any advice, even if you think it will hurt my feelings, it won’t. I need all the help I can get. Thanks again everyone. Diana
thanks for sharing!
by: Yvonne King
Thank you so much for posting! I do blog, and sometime get frustrated with it because I don’t know what to write about and almost felt it was kinda a waste of time describing how or why a piece turns out the way it does but I see that’s not the case. I really appreciate you posting this. It’s making re-think the way I blog. 🙂
Yvonne King of Amari’s Artfire Store.
by: Aliogo Linda
Thank you so much Nancy!. I have just started my hand made jewelry business and blog. I must say its been an experience! For me, my blog talks about my experiences in my life and not just my jewelry.From family to relationships and so on.A reflection of MYSELF in different angles!.
Another jewelry blogger…
by: Valerie, Jizo & Chibi
My work is part jewelry, part psychotherapy, art, mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy and inner kid work, attachment theory and healing thank you for your comment about the jewelry bogger.
I get more authentic in my writing as I progress.
It is all a work in progress, just like finding this site.
To Blog or Not to Blog
Sounds like I am not the only one struggling with the idea, and apparent need, to Blog. Starting my website was more computer work then I have ever done! And I had an expert do it. I just monitor.I would love to have a great friend who also loves to blog….. alas I feel I am soon to stretch even more.
by: Jacy F
Your article was short, informative and helpful.I hope your effrts prove fruitful as you share your insights.Thanks, Jacy
Great insight! As a newbie seller, I’m glad I initially created my own blog! I don’t just discuss my newest pieces, I include little stories about my life, travel, fashion and beauty!
Check out my blog!
i think it is nice to find jewelries on a blog because you are connected to the blogger. You can access the information at all time in a blog. You can have many options.
by: Duru Beauty
Wow! These are great tips for small jewelry owners like myself! So happy I came across this article, thanks! I sell handmade jewelry at durubeautygifts .ecrater. com -hope to see you there!
Great post and thanks for sharing your advise with all of us.
I have started my jewelry line as well. Its great piece of information.