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How to Start a Jewelry Business

Updated on October 14, 2007
Some of my earliest earring creations - and one of my earliest attempts at photographing jewelry!
Some of my earliest earring creations - and one of my earliest attempts at photographing jewelry!

I Had to Either Start Selling Jewelry, or Stop Making It

How did I start a jewelry business?

For me, it all began with earrings.

I've always loved earrings, and this love has turned into my dream career - my own successful handcrafted jewelry business.

Several years ago, after two decades of buying earrings everywhere I went, I received a birthday gift that changed my life - a book called "You Can Make Your Own Earrings".

Somehow it had never occurred to me before that I could actually make jewelry myself - so receiving this book was really a pivotal moment in my life.

I was obsessed, and I sent for dozens of jewelry supply catalogs, ordered jewelry making supplies and tools, and began turning out dozens of pairs of handcrafted earrings. I made far more earrings than I could ever wear myself, so I gave them to everyone I knew and kept making more. It was the most addictive hobby I'd ever had!

Finally, when my earring supply reached critical mass, I realized I was going to have to either stop making them or start selling them.

And so my jewelry business was born.

One of my sterling silver wire pendants
One of my sterling silver wire pendants

But How to Start a Jewelry Business?

Okay, I was all geared up to start a jewelry business - but didn't know where or how to begin.

It took a bit of research to find what I needed to know, but I worked my way through the "setting up" part of how to start a jewelry business without any trouble. (It was actually not as big of a deal as I'd expected.)

Now I just needed to start finding some customers for my work.

Should I sell my jewelry at craft shows? At home jewelry parties? On eBay? To shops and galleries? Consign it? Wholesale it? Build my own website for it?

Well, I basically just jumped in and experimented with selling jewelry via all these methods and many more. I decided the only way to find out what direction to go with my jewelry business was to try everything.

I made a lot of mistakes, but I also had enough success to keep me motivated. And most importantly, I learned a LOT about what worked for me and what didn't.

My First Jewelry Business Lessons

One of the first things I learned was that if you want to sell a lot of jewelry, you have to make what people want to buy, not just what you like to make!

I found that I could sell a lot more jewelry by offering other pieces of jewelry to match my earrings, so I diversified and began designing bracelets, necklaces, and pendants too.

Another crucial selling point is accepting credit cards. I found that was my ticket to really big jewelry sales and profits.

As much as 75% of my sales are paid for with credit cards. In fact, the year I started up my jewelry business merchant account, my sales nearly quadrupled!

It's easier than you might think; I use ProPay, which is set up perfectly for small businesses and artists to accept credit cards.

People will buy more if they can pay with plastic instead of shelling out the cash right then and there, and many customers don't have their checkbook with them anyway. So if you're serious about making money from your handcrafted jewelry, it's essential to accept credit cards in addition to cash and checks.

My current jewelry display
My current jewelry display

Creating a Great Jewelry Display

I entered a few craft shows - and although it sounds like a no-brainer now, I learned that a professional looking display can sell ten times more jewelry than just a scattering of earrings on a tablecloth.

I also discovered that elaborate jewelry displays are a pain to set up and take down, and require a lot of closet space to store at home. I began to evolve my jewelry booth to my current setup, which looks professional, is lightweight and compact to store and transport, and stays loaded with my inventory and ready to go at all times.

Now when I do shows, it takes me less than an hour to set up and take down my display, and if a customer calls wanting to look at jewelry, I can just whip out a nice display on my kitchen table or in the client's living room in only a few minutes.

Here are some more jewelry display ideas and possibilities.

Elegant jewelry pouch
Elegant jewelry pouch

What I Learned About Jewelry Packaging

I experimented with selling gift packaging to accompany my jewelry. But I soon found that nobody wanted to spend money on it, and that offering free jewelry gift packaging increased my sales.

So now I provide a selection of different types of elegant pouches, boxes, and bags. This is an especially important selling point around the holidays. My customers are thrilled to get complimentary gift packaging with each piece of jewelry, so they don't have to go home and hunt for a tiny box and wrap the jewelry themselves.

I even offer to ship or deliver the gift for them. Anything you can do to help make your customers' lives easier will give them a reason to come straight to you the next time they need to purchase a gift!

Other jewelry packaging is also important. I found that designing my own earring cards and jewelry tags gave my pieces a much more professional appearance. I printed my contact info on them as well as specific information about the components I used in the jewelry.

One of my bead and wire bracelets
One of my bead and wire bracelets

Selling Jewelry on eBay

I dabbled in selling my jewelry on eBay, and had some spectacular flops along with some thrilling successes.

Jewelry is a very competitive niche on eBay, and success in the online auction market takes time to develop. To be successful in selling jewelry on eBay, you need to have a constant presence there, with at least a couple of auctions up at all times for your repeat customers to find.

And if you want to make a profit instead of a loss, you need to understand and work with eBay's fees and policies.

Also, you may find you have much more success with selling jewelry-making supplies on eBay than with selling your finished handcrafted jewelry!

Clear, closeup photos of your jewelry (or other auction items) are also crucial for eBay success.

Rose quartz and 14k goldfill wire pendant and earring set, photographed using a scanner.
Rose quartz and 14k goldfill wire pendant and earring set, photographed using a scanner.

Figuring Out How to Photograph Jewelry

In fact, great photos are essential to any method of selling jewelry online. I learned through a great deal of trial and error how to photograph jewelry and get professional-looking results.

It's actually not that hard if you have the right equipment and spend some time experimenting with it. Then write down the settings, lighting, etc. that gave you the best results so you don't have to re-invent the wheel every time you need to photograph jewelry.

I finally figured out that the cheapie digital camera I started out with just wasn't designed to take close, sharp pictures of jewelry, so I mastered the technique of photographing jewelry with a scanner. You can get some beautifully artistic jewelry photos with a flatbed scanner, and it's a quick and simple way to get great shots for your website, auction listings, promotional literature, etc.

I also learned how to edit jewelry photos with PaintShop Pro.

Eventually I did get a higher-quality digital camera, and spent a day learning how to use it along with a Cloud Dome / light tent to get beautifully sharp jewelry photos.

Rattan trunk filled with earrings is easy to pass around at a jewelry party
Rattan trunk filled with earrings is easy to pass around at a jewelry party

Profiting from Home Jewelry Parties

While experimenting with various ways of selling my jewelry, I discovered that home jewelry parties are one of the most profitable ways to sell handcrafted jewelry.

So I spent some time figuring out how to do profitable jewelry parties that are also rewarding for the hostess without cutting into my profits too much. Hostess incentives are important if you want to keep scheduling jewelry parties, but you need to be sure they don't cut into your profit margin too much. I came up with an incentive plan that worked well for me.

I developed my own jewelry party invitations, different party formats, and found that an open-house type of party with just light snacks and no party games or formal presentations gets the highest attendance and sells the most jewelry.

And the number-one way to increase your home jewelry party profits and attendance is to have the hostess call all guests a day or two before the party to remind them about it and secure their commitment to attend.

See more great jewelry party tips and ideas.

Me (far left) writing up a jewelry sale in my booth.
Me (far left) writing up a jewelry sale in my booth.

Selling Jewelry at Shows, Fairs, and Festivals

When I first started my jewelry business, a friend talked me into being in a tiny Christmas craft sale at her church.

I was so nervous before this little show that I almost made myself sick, so I never even thought about using any kind of jewelry displays or even a table cloth! I just laid out tons of my earrings mounted on earring cards on a bare table and sat on a chair behind it.

But in spite of my initial nervousness and lack of jewelry displays, I made enough sales to have a sense of success. I spent $10 for my booth space, and came home with $175 - which was a big deal for me back then!

I've come a long way since that first show, doing countless other shows of all types and sizes.

I've learned how to find profitable shows to enter, types of shows to avoid, how much inventory I need, how to market my jewelry before the show to get all the traffic and sales I can handle, how to prepare for a successful show, and how to work with the customers who come to my jewelry booth.

I've written a step-by-step guide called Ultimate Guide to Your Profitable Jewelry Booth, which details every tip and secret I've learned for having more profitable jewelry shows.

An easy way to show jewelry to a shop or gallery owner - in a stacking jewelry tray with a compartmentalized tray liner.
An easy way to show jewelry to a shop or gallery owner - in a stacking jewelry tray with a compartmentalized tray liner.

Selling Jewelry Through Shops and Galleries

I jumped into consigning and wholesaling jewelry to gift shops and galleries, and just learned the ins and outs of it as I went along.

I learned how to approach shops with my jewelry, to be very selective about the places where I consign and wholesale jewelry - and to maintain great relationships with good shops!

Selling your jewelry via shops and galleries has its own rewards and challenges. You may have to make dozens - or even hundreds! - of one jewelry design for a chain of stores. Or you may find a privately-owned boutique that loves to carry your one-of-a-kind pieces.

If you want to sell your jewelry through shops and galleries, it's important to understand the needs of these businesses.

Shops are always looking for something new and different to add to their product mix, to give them an edge over competing shops and to keep customers coming back to see what's new. Shop and gallery owners want something unique that will fly off their shelves at a good price, and they need suppliers (such as jewelry artists) who are reliable and professional to do business with.

Like business owners everywhere, they're very concerned about their bottom line - and how your products can help them cover their expenses and turn a profit for them. When you sell your jewelry through a shop, it has to sell twice - once to the shop owner who makes the decision to carry your work, and once to the final retail customer who purchases it from the display in the shop.

Green turquoise, amber, and other gems
Green turquoise, amber, and other gems

Learning How to Build a Jewelry Website

Customers and shop owners assumed that since I was in business, I would have a website. So I learned how to build and promote a jewelry website.

I learned that a simple website design is best, so that your jewelry stands out. Although neat, flashy website features are fun to play with, you should resist the temptation to put them on your site. At best they distract visitors from your jewelry, and at worst they slow down the page's loading so that visitors on a slow Internet connection will give up and hit the back button.

And most especially, do not use any background images. They make it very hard to see photos and read text. Just a plain background is best for your visitors!

Use lots of photos of your jewelry if you want to sell it from your website. You'll need big closeup shots, and maybe several shots of the same piece to show different details such as a clasp, focal bead, or chainmaille pattern. People won't buy jewelry online without big, compelling photos.

They also don't stay on a website if the first page they land on shows them nothing but a screen filled with text. Be sure the top half of every page of your site (especially the home page) has one or more tempting photos of your jewelry!

A flyer for my bracelet birthday parties
A flyer for my bracelet birthday parties

Profit by Teaching Others How to Make Jewelry

One of the opportunities my jewelry business has brought me is teaching jewelry making workshops, which is very rewarding. It's also a good way to profit from your jewelry business during the times of year when your jewelry sales are slower.

However, I learned the hard way that workshops are a lot easier for me if everyone in a group jewelry workshop works on the same type of project at the same time, instead of each person doing a totally different thing!

From jewelry workshops I discovered the market niche of providing bracelet-making birthday parties for girls, which is a fun way to spend a few hours and make some good money for your time

Besides group jewelry classes, there's also a demand for individual jewelry-making sessions.

A lot of people have jewelry-making wants or needs, but don't want to get into it on a permanent basis themselves. They just want to make a specific project or two, or create an occasional special gift to give.

These customers need people like you and me to provide the supplies, tools, and guidance they need to accomplish the project they have in mind. And they are very willing to pay for our supplies and assistance.

Helping individual people make a special jewelry project is very rewarding, and in the process I always wind up with new ideas I probably wouldn't have otherwise.

Writing my name with sterling silver wire and a pair of pliers
Writing my name with sterling silver wire and a pair of pliers
Offering some "unisex" jewelry styles can increase your sales.
Offering some "unisex" jewelry styles can increase your sales.

Continuing to Learn and Grow

In addition to developing the technical skills involved making and selling jewelry, it's important to keep studying and learning about all kinds of issues involved in having a successful jewelry business.

I have to attribute the biggest leap in my professional development at the beginning stages of my business to online jewelry-making forums, where I found a wealth of information exchange, encouragement, and inspiration, and developed online friendships with kindred spirits.

I think that if you have any interest in starting a jewelry business, participating in jewelry-making forums is a fun and important element of your success!

Another important element in your success is to keep learning and brainstorming new jewelry-making techniques and designs. Always have something new to show your customers, and work toward using techniques and supplies that are different from what other jewelry artists are using. Uniqueness is a huge element in selling lots of jewelry.

For your own jewelry business success, I encourage you to follow your artistic heart and think with your business brain. I recommend that you study jewelry trends and styles, learn everything you can about jewelry making materials, set up your business recordkeeping so that you stay organized, and concentrate on providing solutions to your customers' problems.

Don't try to make all jewelry for all people; focus on your own style or niche and build a client base.

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      Sue 9 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      Thank you soooooo much for sharing your insights and experiences. This little feed is exactly what I needed to read at this time. I'll be looking for more of your tips as I progress along the path of jewelry design.

      Lots of love, Sue

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Sue,

      You're welcome! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you liked my Hub.

      I wish you every joy and success as your jewelry business grows and evolves!

      Rena

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      Danielle 9 years ago

      Dear Rena,

      Thank you so much for this little feed! I have loved to make jewlery for a long time and just recently thought of making it a business. Your insight will definatly help me out!

      Love,

      Danielle

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Thank you, Danielle!

      I hope your jewelry business gets off to a great start this year. There's nothing like the feeling of having people (who aren't your friends and family) fall in love with your handcrafted jewelry and make a purchase.

      Best of luck to you!

      Rena

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      SaraCoutodaSilva 9 years ago from Honolulu

      Hi Rena! I wish you the best of lucks with your business. I like your earings, and the blue ones on your hub (can't remember where I saw them) are awesome!!! If you decide to sell on a website or something, let me know please! Good job and it's great that you are happy doing it!

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Thanks so much, Sara! I actually sold quite a bit of jewelry in the past, but now that I'm spending so much time writing and publishing, I'm only doing sales and custom work for a few customers.

      And you're right - there's nothing better than making a living from doing all the things you love! :o)

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      magickshop 9 years ago

      Wonderful as always my dear Rena!

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Thank you, Carolina! And thanks for peeking in on my Hubs!

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      LadyRocks 9 years ago

      Thank you for the great insights Rena! Your tips on selling at craft shows really helped me. I've just been accepted at a local craft shop to begin selling my jewelry, and it's the most exciting thing that's happened to me in a long time. The shop owner was very excited to see my designs, and I owe it all to you!

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      LadyRocks, that's wonderful! Congratulations. It's great to have a good shop selling your work - it sounds like your jewelry business is really taking off. Thanks so much for sharing your success!

      Rena

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      Jim Juris 9 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      You offer a lot of great information for someone that is looking to get started in the jewelry making and selling business. Plus the information covers all of the important points that most people may not even think about when they are just getting started.

      I want to compliment you on your photography.

      Your jewelry looks very nice also.

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks so much for stopping in, and for your kind compliments!

      I started out photographing my jewelry with just a scanner, then graduated to a Fuji FinePix digital camera and light tent. The scanner was quicker and easier, but usually not quite as sharp as the digicam and tent!

      Rena

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      vicky 9 years ago

      Dear Rena,

      Thankyou so much for all your tips and how-to's. I have one question. Where did you purchase your jewelry trays?

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      Rena Klingenberg 9 years ago

      Thanks, Vicky!

      I've purchased my stacking jewelry trays and tray inserts from 3 different places; I think I've listed them here in order of least expensive to most expensive:

      Store Fixture SuperCenter (formerly tfl4u.com)

      http://www.storefixturesupercenter.com/default.asp

      Fetpak

      http://fetpak.com/

      RioGrande Jewelry Supply

      http://www.riogrande.com

      Hope this helps, and best of luck to you!

      Rena

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      Izella Pollard 8 years ago

      To often people want to charge for everything. It was so delightful to see INFORMATION! I got

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      Izella Pollard 8 years ago

      To often people want to charge for everything. It was so delightful to see INFORMATION! I got the

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      Izella Pollard 8 years ago

      To often people want to charge for everything. It was so delightful to see INFORMATION! I

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      Debbie 8 years ago

      The Fetpak link above is not working. It should be http://www.fetpak.com

      Thanks for the packaging sources it helped a lot.

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      Rose 8 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      It is so nice to find a website that is honest, informative and easy to read. It is a joy to have found your site. I think it was meant to be. Is it just me or do jewelry artists love sharing ideas ? I do think we are kindred spirits and I do think we want people to feel good and look ood when they wear our works of art.

      Sincerely,

      Rose

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      tourmaline2777 8 years ago from Chicago

      Great info. I have been making jewelry for years now and finally starting to step into the business side of it.

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      Teri Baskett 8 years ago

      Rena, this is a great overview of things to think about and how to prepare! Your ebooks on jewelry businesses are great! And I can't wait to go over the bracelet party hub! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

      http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

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      Peggy Verneuil 8 years ago

      Have just been looking at your website. I have just recently decided to go full time with my handmade jewelry, since retiring in Dec. of 2008. You really gave me some things to think about and some great ideas. I too started out with just earrings and finally said " if someone else can make accessories to match, so can I."I do the craft fairs but am considering just opening a small business and do home shows. I have been doing this for approximately two years now and have never made two pieces just alike. Thanks for all the insight you put on the internet.

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      Premier Packaging 8 years ago from Macedon, NY

      Hi Rena,You mentioned in "The What I Learned About Jewelry Packaging" section that you include your contact info and the materials used in creating the piece.

      I think this is an area where hand crafted jewelers can really set themselves apart. You're not just selling jewelry but a story. When you explain the inspiration involved with crafting a piece, it makes it intrinsically more valuable.

      Including the life story or evolution of an item on a printed card, along with a jewelry box, makes it much easier to sell at a higher margin.

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      samuilgr8 8 years ago

      Explanation with images is nice.....!!

      Go through this site http://www.go4funding.com/

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      Thea Rademacher 8 years ago

      Thank you for your inspiring story- it's great to see your passion become a business! Thea Rademacher, fellow bead fan.

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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      Rena,

      Fantastic hub with unique information. I am in Gems and Jewelry business representing centuries old tradition of excellence in Gems and Jewelry.

      However, I got some new ideas from your hub. Thumbs up!! I am interested in your handcrafted Jewelry.

      Jyoti Kothari

      http://vardhamangems.webs.com

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      Marija Stojanovska 8 years ago

      Hi!

      Thank you for the thorough explanation and sharing your experience. You are so inspiring and encouraging. I've been making jewelry for 12 years for myself, but for the past couple of months in my mind an idea is developing for starting my own business. Your words gave me a foment to seriously start.

      Thank you!

      Marija

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      Sarah 8 years ago

      Rena,

      You have inspired me to follow my dream of starting my own jewelry business thank you so much. Your an inspiration to me.

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      Debra 8 years ago

      Thank you for your story. I too was inspired to make my own earrings. I am a fanatic. So like you I started to make my own and then started to make necklaces and bracelets. I have only been doing it for not quite 3 months but I am addicted. I would like to start my own business as I think that I will do well. Do you think that it is too soon?

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      Roxanne H 8 years ago

      Thnak you so much for your advice and expertise.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      I just adore making jewellery so I was pulled here. I loved this Hub great ideas.

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      hannahannahannah 8 years ago

      yo reba u rock dude

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      Sandra 8 years ago

      How do you stock check your jewellry and the supplies.... over the years I have lots and lots Jewllery making stuff bundles stringing thousands componants all over the place would take me years to sort it all out.

      Do you just use the stock you make up as stock for the Tax man or do you have to include all the pieces you have got everything.

      Could you please tell me I also have made hundreds of earrings ect and they will just rust away...very stuck on how stock check.

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Rose,

      Thank you so much for your kind feedback! Yes, I've discovered that jewelry artists are extremely generous in sharing ideas and tips - the online jewelry community is very friendly. :)

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Thanks so much, Teri, for your kind words about this hub and my jewelry business books! I appreciate your taking the time to let me know!

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Peggy,

      I think earrings are the starting point for a lot of us! :)

      But once you start making any type of jewelry, it's a slippery slope into total addiction!

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Premier,

      Excellent advice on including the life story or evolution of the jewelry item on a printed card. People love to discover the story behind a piece of jewelry - it makes the piece so much more interesting.

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Thea,

      Thank you so much. I think the main thing that keeps so many creative people from achieving our dreams is that we stand on the edge, wavering, afraid to go for it.

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Marija and Sarah,

      I hope you are both getting your jewelry out there and having some wonderful successes! Remember not to get discouraged when something doesn't work out, or if you have a show with low sales. Just keep sticking with it, asking your potential customers what they want, and trying all kinds of things till you hit on what works for you.

      I wish you both every success in your jewelry businesses!

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Hi Debra,

      Nope, I don't think that's too soon at all. The fastest way to achieve your jewelry business dreams is to get out there, get your jewelry seen, ask people what they want, and wear your own fabulous pieces everywhere you go!

      I wish you every joy and success on your jewelry business journey!

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      wendy_isaiah 8 years ago

      Wow!! I love this hub. I became very interested in creating jewelry. I checked out a couple of sites and started buying some beads in bulk. Can't wait to start!!

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      Rena Klingenberg 8 years ago

      Thank you, Wendy!

      One nice thing about buying beads is that you can really stash a HUGE quantity of them in a pretty small space - so your friends and family need never know the extent of your addiction! :o)

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      karpouzian 7 years ago from Iowa

      I think what you have hear is a great Hub with good, solid, and honest information. I make jewelry also (though my wrapped loops kind of suck, so I don't make earings all that often. I was wondering, how did you know you were ready to start selling? I mean I get compliments from friends and family, but that is primarily just friends and family. Besides that, I am a male, which makes it that much more difficult to sell at a craft show. Who buys hand made jewelry from a guy?!?

      P.S. (And I haven't told anyone else this...) Please write more Hubs :)

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      Rena Klingenberg 7 years ago

      Hi Karpouzlan,

      Thank you so much for your kind request for more Hubs! I appreciate that very much.

      "Who buys hand made jewelry from a guy?" - Well, let me just say that as a guy you have a huge advantage when it comes to selling jewelry to ladies! Women appreciate men who are polite and listen attentively; so taking your time with each female customer and genuinely listening to what she has to say will help tremendously in building good relationships with your lady customers.

      And for selling your jewelry to other men, I know a male jewelry artist who does tremendously well with that. He sells a lot of his men's jewelry styles at gun & knife shows. He's also very good at providing gift-giving solutions (in the form of jewelry) to guys who are shopping for their ladies.

      OK, now about your issue with wrapped loops - here's a very simple secret:

      To get professional looking wire wraps, be sure to PULL your wrapping wire firmly away from the stem wire as you wind it around the stem. Don't push the wrapping wire around the stem wire; PULL it and keep it taut. Keeping your wrap wire TAUT while wrapping it is the secret to easy, even wire wraps.

      Now, how did I know I was ready to start selling? Well, I didn't. In fact I kept finding ways to put it off. Then a friend encouraged (forced!) me to have a table at her church's Christmas craft show. I was so scared I was nearly sick that morning, but I did it anyway and sold about $175 of earrings to people I didn't even know. I was so psyched afterward - and then I was ready!

      Every show, shop, and selling experience (regardless of whether you do well or not) is also a learning experience. So no matter what results you get, don't take it personally. Resolve to learn, improve, and never give up. Discover your "peeps" (your people who love what you do and come back to buy more) and make what they want to buy.

      Also consider alternative places to sell your work - such as getting permission to do a trunk show at a coffee shop or café during their busiest time of day.

      I hope this helps, Karpouzlan - and I wish you all the best! I know you'll do great.

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      susan 7 years ago

      Hi Rena, thank you so much for sharing your insight, you are so kind, I was struggling not knowing what to do on how to sell my jewelry until I've found you hubs.

      I have tried several design and finally I have found it my own creations but still I just don't know what to do with them.

      I used to live in England and I used to sell my work at the tourist market and crafts show.I can say I earn good money daily,then we have to go back to US and I was thinking "oh no..what am i going to do,well is easy I can start offer again" gee I was wrong, it is not as easy as I thought it will be.

      once again,thank you very much for your insight it is very useful and help me to get started.

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      Michelle L 7 years ago

      Great Tips Reena:)

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      glowingrocks 7 years ago from New York

      Thanks Rena.

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      Lencia  7 years ago

      Hi RENA!

      I am in the VERY beginning stages of it, where its still in the mind. I have always had a creative side to me and I enjoy wearing such jewelry. I am very excited about starting it and after reading your information, it was VERY helpful to me. I thank you SOOOO MUCH for sharing your insights and being detail as well

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      Rena Klingenberg 7 years ago

      Hi Susan, Michelle, GlowingRocks, and Lencia,

      Thank you so much for your kind, positive comments! I wish each of you a joyful journey as you discover the best products and venues for your unique jewelry businesses!

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      ASHLEY 7 years ago

      Great tips. I love the idea of the home jewelry party!!

      Thanks

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      leyula's 7 years ago from UK

      Hello Rena,

      As always another great hub. I am always recommending your site to Jewellery Designers & Jewellery Assemblers. You have helped so many of our homeworkers to learn.

      Once again thank you for an excellent article.

      Regards,

      Leyula

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      elham 7 years ago

      thank you veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much for your advises.:)

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      graciela 7 years ago

      hi rena thank you veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much for your help

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      Deepak 7 years ago

      Thanks

      I Read yr ideas i m Also following yrs Ideas.Today I m also on 1st Stage Of jewellery.We Make Jewellery In our Factory N Sell

      We Take Partcipate in every fair at here. Now We Are selling Casted Jewellery N Handmade.Brass Cooper jewellery.

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      RE Jewelry 7 years ago

      Hey Rena,

      I really enjoyed reading your hub. I am in the beginning stages with my small jewelry business and I found your recommendations very helpful.. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

      Rachel

      Raw Elements Jewelry

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      Sarah 7 years ago

      can you tell me any good suppliers and especially for kingman turquoise

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      Sakshi Bhatia 7 years ago

      Hi Rena, I loved your hub..I am planning to start a jewelery business soon...Just needed a little help with the costing part of it..How should we cost the jewelery?

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      abinavis 7 years ago from Bat Island

      Looking at your explanation details and your other hubs, No doubt that you are the experts on this area. Excellent. Hope your business going well. Thanks Rena for sharing.

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      Crystal Elegance  7 years ago

      Recently I have started a Jewelry Business at Crystal Elegance and your post taught me a lot that will help me to running the business...

      I learned a lot

      Thanks

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      emmacate 7 years ago from Michigan

      Very nice article! I just opened a store on Etsy. It's a lot of work. Thanks for the scanner tips!

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      tipredictable 7 years ago from England

      Hey,

      great article, i think what you said about starting out and trying a bit of everything is a really good method for several businesses!

      Also your sterline silver wire pendants are beautiful!

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      Humboldt Chick 7 years ago

      Thanks for all your very useful information. It is great that you were willing to share the info.

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      susansisk 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Very interesting and informative article. Makes me want to get to the craft store, and make some earrings.

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Rena you have given us great tips in just this one Hub . I must book mark it for future reference.

      I do admire your wire wrapped jewelry and the way you use a scanner. I would never have thought of it.

      Thank you again:-)

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      nikepick99 7 years ago from chengxiang

      I very much like you this

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      Andrea Cudden 7 years ago

      Hey Rena

      I am at the first stages of starting my jewellery business and would like to thank you for all the great info! The kids parties are a great idea. Keep up the good work.

      Thank you again!

      Cudden Crafts

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      deliver-project 7 years ago

      wow..nice jewelries, i love jewelries..just want to ask! is this a good business for me as an ordinary man? i have my own business now but it is only a small business..not really a good source of income..Thanks for sharing this...

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      Valynsia 7 years ago

      Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and information. I absolutely love making jewelry. It is a passion for me. You have covered so much information on starting a business; the setup of display and the effective ways of payment, I am greatly appreciative. Do you know how to create a signature charm, with your initials or where to get it?

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      George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great content for a hub. I'll bookmark this one for later...

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      deepak 7 years ago

      Hello RENA

      Last 4 month i read yr History.And After 4 month I am selling jewellery now Today i am making My Website Now that time under Process.Really I am very Impress With U

      Thanks

      Deepak Jain

      IMDIA

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      angelhaven 7 years ago

      Hello Rena,

      I'm only 19 but I've been making jewelry for a few years now. I'm confident in my skills and have wanted to start selling my work for a while (and I must say stumbling on your site has given me a better sense of direction than I had hoped for!). I know how to do a multitude of styles and designs, but the one thing I have yet to figure out is how to work with stones and gems with no holes or attachments. I was at a gem show a bit back and found some beautiful goldstone that I thought would make lovely necklaces, but I don't know what to do with them! I'm afraid to drill a hole in-not knowing if this will damage the gem-and I have no skill in wire wrapping in any form. Is there a direction you could point me in?

      Much love and appreciation

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      Kerry 7 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      I would love to get started on making jewellery and eventually selling it for profit. What book or DVD would you recommend on the tools, and components needed to work with crystals and chain links to create necklaces and bracelets?

      Thanks for your help in advance!

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      HI, very good hub and lots of good information that could be applicable to almost any business.

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      Michelle 7 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      I'm looking for suggestions on how to approach a spa or salon about setting up a table to do a truck show from their business. Can you help?

      Thank you,

      Michelle

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      Michelle 7 years ago

      oops trunk show

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      Begin2Bead 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Great hub, fabulous tips and advice.

      Sue

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      kristiene 7 years ago from philippines

      Wow!! im very much impress with your hub!! Thank you for sharing!! I have bunch of mine here since im addicted to collect jewels http://www.ellexclusive.com

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      Angela Sciuto 7 years ago

      Where do you and do you buy all the stuff to make the jewelry? My Address is 1003 Sumner St. Kissimmee Fl. 34741 Please let me know , I mean how can you afford it all?

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      rosycreations 7 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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      shinediy888 7 years ago from china?yiwu

      if you need some material?maybe you can find some in my shop?http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/900676

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      Designs by Kym 7 years ago

      I love making jewerly and I am just beginning to try and start my business. Like you were when you first started out wondering where do I begin. After reading your suggestions and how you started, I have some insight now. Thank you for putting this information out there.

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      Richard Bivins 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

      This is a very well written and concise guide to starting a jewelry business. I've bookmarked it and forwarded it on to my girlfriend who is starting her own part-time jewelry business. I'm sure she will find this very informative along with the links you provided.

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      Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      As both a jewelry artist and a gallery owner, I get to see both sides of the business, and it is always so much easier to deal with artists who are professional in all ways. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Very through and well written hub. :)

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      yumyumpendants 6 years ago from Austin, TX

      Wonderful information here. Having your own jewelry business can be tough sometimes, but it is always worth it. Your booth display looks very good too. Thanks for sharing.

      YYP from https://hubpages.com/style/ScrabbleTilePendants

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      FarmVilleValley 6 years ago

      This is a wonderful story - I'm happy it worked for you! I took some ideas from you if you don't mind :) Thanks for sharing! You can contact me at me blog: http://www.farmvillevalley.wordpress.com/

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      tiffanyjewelry 6 years ago

      very nice! thanks for sharing your tips. This will help a lot specially to those who are in business industry. keep sharing good tips. hope to see more in the future.

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      Racheal "Najite" Okotie 6 years ago

      I too started my own jewelry business about 2 years ago mainly focusing on custom pieces for Bridal parties. I really enjoy the custom aspect of jewelry, but my real passion is discovering unique pieces of jewelry on my travels. I want eventually want to open up a retail boutique and have no idea the how to go about this. So technically, I want to become a buyer of produced goods, weather handmade or mass produced as long as its unique and made of quality materials. I've done research on locations and small business loans, but have no idea how to become a buyer. Any insight would be appreciated.

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      Amazing Life 6 years ago from Miami, Florida

      I loved every single piece of information you have posted!!! Thank you sooo much! It has really made me just jump and go for it!!

      Thank you,

      Johana

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      investment Funding 6 years ago

      You have one of the most interesting topic that I've read so far that is why I enjoyed my time reading it.

      I am not an expert when it comes to this matter yet I get so many information just by reading your post. It is such a fulfillment knowing this information!

      I hope to read more of your post in the future,As I know you can share more interesting topics like this! :)

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      ray ban 6 years ago

      loved every single piece of information you have posted!!! Thank you sooo much! It has really made me just jump and go for it!!

      Thank you,

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      HEATHER ERICKSON 6 years ago

      I just started selling my jewelry at craft shows. I have 4 scheduled before Christmas. My 2 teenage daughters are helping me design and sell our stuff. It has been so much fun. Hoping it can go further after the holiday. I have written down so many ideas and tips from your site.THanks!

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      Roxana 6 years ago

      Thanks for such useful information. I have just decided to go into jewellery designing and selling business, but didn't know where to start. So signed up for a forthcoming exhibition, got our stand, the website is going to be ready in a few days (my brother is helping), now I have to find the jewellery display cabinets and organise the lighting etc. Any other tips coming from you would be really appreciative.

      Thanks and regards.

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      Doll Heart Candy 6 years ago from Belfast

      Hi Rena,

      I am a member of your site making jewellery now. I have actually just implemented the idea you gave me for my Chick Flick Charm Bracelets and the gift combo. Thank you so much for all your help.

      Charlie

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      Rocking_Kaps 6 years ago

      Just started with a Jewelry Website. Wish Me Luck :)

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      adiamordiamond 6 years ago from USA

      Magnificent hub for learning a jewelry business

      Diamond Bands

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      Engagement Ring 6 years ago

      Amazing post, Nice tips and views. Thanks for sharing.

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      ray ban 6 years ago

      I loved every single piece of information you have posted!!! Thank you sooo much! It has really made me just jump and go for it!!

      Thank you,

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      EVE 6 years ago

      THANKX FOR THE INFO VERY INFORMATIVE, LOVE YOUR IDEAS,AND HONESTY.

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      Lori  6 years ago

      Rena, THANK YOU so much for sharing all this info. You are a great inspiration, not only to me but for so many others here. I have read other info on some other sites and was a little discouraged but you put me back on track.

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      Rafi 6 years ago

      Wow very well writted article,

      You had put in so much of time in putting this article, and gave to us free of charge.

      Keep up the good work.

      Thanks for contributing to jewelry community.

      Thanks , Eurostarjewelry

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      ladyempress 6 years ago

      So inspirational i am a beginner in jewellery design and want to make a business out of it i am yet to try other tecniques but wen i do i take photos of them and showcase them on facebook

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      joan genovese 6 years ago

      love your story and i to am looking to sell my jweelry. i do alot of motorcycle shows, and have all types of people. what is the rule if any as to pricing.? all of my jewelry is real stones and crystals. i use all metal findings no plastic. i will also be doing so shows in indoor expos. thank you joan

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      howardking208 6 years ago from Palm Bay

      Your story is very inspiering and convayes quality information. I know it will help me with my website:

      http://Geralynsawesomestoe.com

      I would like to hear an update from the past 3 years.

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      Riz 6 years ago

      such a nice tips to start jewelery business

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      Jewellery shop 6 years ago

      You have inspired me! just started my site: http://www.ticjewellery.co.uk/ going to give it a go selling other peoples stuff first then see how I get on selling my own oooo errr im nervous!!

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      howardking208 6 years ago from Palm Bay

      If you are looking for a souce to get case packs of jewelry for your business go to http:/Geralynsawesomestore.com. Look in the wholesale jewelry category. You can buy case packs for under $250 for 12 dozen items that will sell for between $5.00 and $35.00 each. You can easaly make $800.00 to $5,000.00 on a case. We also recomened some ebooks that will help you set up profitable booths at fair, shows, and other events.

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      pandora jewelry 6 years ago

      what is the rule if any as to pricing.? all of my jewelry is real stones and crystals.

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      Lilly 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the good advice. I am just starting with selling my own line of handmade jewelry, and was wondering if I need to copyright my brand name or is the brand name the same as a company name? If so, do I have to get a dba? Thanks for your input! Cheers!

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      iwa 6 years ago

      how much money do you make, are you a mid-class person, or do you make enough profit to be near- wealthy?

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      Chelsea 6 years ago

      Amazing

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      Chelsea 6 years ago

      Amazing

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      Marie 6 years ago

      Hi, Ive just started making earrings and am now just thinking about the possibility of turning it into a business venture and all your advice is priceless.

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      Cecilia Klinkenbergh 5 years ago

      Hi Rena!

      As a design passionate, I've been creating very unique and colorful patterns in Adobe Photoshop lately, which may find successful application in jewelry projects as well.

      In this research phase, I am trying to get as much information as possible about jewelry making and jewelry marketing, and I'd like to thank you for your excellent and very and very informative article!

      Indeed a very good roadmap to follow for new business starters!

      Many thanks.

      Cecilia Klinkenbergh

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      Generic Viagra 5 years ago

      I think you are right when you say this. Hats off man, what a superlative knowledge you have on this subject…hope to see more work of yours.

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      Lizzie 5 years ago

      Like everyone else I find your site very informative. Thanks heaps.

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      Armekia Williams 5 years ago

      Hi Rena my name is armekia and i'm wanting to go into business selling earrings in other thing for my self... do you have a facebook page if so will you email me @ armekiawilliams_24@yahoo.com please!!!

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      Yolanda Jo 5 years ago

      You Rock!!! this Article was so inspiring... thanks for the new ways and ideas to promote my Brand

      thanks

      Yolandajo.com

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      Jinny 5 years ago

      Very Nice write

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      Jinny 5 years ago

      Very Nice write

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      kneeko 5 years ago

      how do you get a tv ad like you see on as seen on tv. i have looked ever wear and can noy fine a way to contack them to put my new jewelry line on tv.

      kneeko.com i have work on this for 10 years now and am at a dead end.

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      Izi 5 years ago

      Hi everyone!This is wonderful site.I like to do jewelrys too.I make handmade jewellryes from fimo.I am looking for buyers.If someone want to see my items just write me on my e-mail:xbox360360@abv.bg

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      marliya 5 years ago

      i love jewels

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      angie grimes 5 years ago

      please can you mail me a free jewerly catalodges to me at mrs angie grimes at 1740 cheyenne drive in merced, ca 95348-1105. thank you

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      Lolly Schultz 5 years ago

      Hi Rena,

      Can you PLEASE help me figure out how to have my sketched designs made into actual sterling silver/gold/or cubic zirconia materials???.... Since the Victoria's Secret catalog doesn't list or advertise the model's jewelry I want to make my own renditions and some imiations of them. PLEASE help!! Also, where can I find elegant packaging like the cloth bags with ribbon that you've used? Thank You SO MUCH!)

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      Lolly Schultz 5 years ago

      Oh yes, my e-mail address is glamourgirl0904@yahoo.com. I would appreciate any info you can give.

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      myra wandry 5 years ago

      would like to correspond with you. My daughter is in florence italy and is studying sterling silver jewelry making and want to get it on the market and she does not know where to start. anyone have an idea. mwandryATsuddenlink.net

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      Jahkana Fleet 5 years ago

      Hi I really !LOVE YOUR JEWERLY BUISNESS! Good job

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      Sadenle Myron 5 years ago

      Hi,Rena Could u give me some tips like how you started your business,i really like it I'm taking Nfte classes,and I just wanted to know how you put it all together

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      Brielle D'Sarah Antney 5 years ago

      Hi Im Brielle D'Sarah Antney,I Really like how creative your are,do u have any locations where i can buy this jewerly you make?

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      Jessica Menlor 5 years ago

      I like your jewelry its really creative do u hand make this?

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      Nira Sophia Sidney 5 years ago

      This is so cute I really love how you made your name on one of the bracelet I would love to have one of those Its too cute.this is a good job for I see that you really enjoy It ,cheers for you!

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      Kaya 5 years ago

      Hi I am Kaya,This Is Cool,Lovely Jewelry It Rock's ,How You Put It Together Makes It Look's Fancy That's Why I Love Creative Stuff,Like This!

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      Bricena Leslie Williams Abbelle 5 years ago

      Nice Jewelry Rena,Could You Make Me A Bracelet That Say's:Bricena Williams,How Much Would It Charge?

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      MyquanyeTT'a Shyshayda Walker 5 years ago

      Nice!Loving It

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      lucas 5 years ago

      good how long have you being making jewerly

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      Asia Chang 5 years ago

      Ni How,Good Business I'm A Co Worker For A Famous Jewelry Star Hit Me At Asia-Chang. HTTP/Mope.Net

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      Tia Veslie Weems 5 years ago

      This is fabulous company!

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      Selena Gomez#1 Fan 5 years ago

      Hi im ashtina ,this is very cool good tips

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      DEONANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANAAAAAAAAA 5 years ago

      This is a great business and how you put it all together

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      Kelnah 5 years ago

      :)very very very good achievement i hope when i grow up i can have a business company like you Im only 22 but i mean when i graduation from collage have a successive one like you Rena i really like it:www. Hotmail.com/kelnah@live.com

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      Bashana Joneso 5 years ago

      hi my name is bashana cool thumps up for a good business like this a lot of pep ole don't get a good opportunity like this so good to know that someone like you have it enjoy while you can Rena

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      Density Minor 5 years ago

      Hello,My Name Is Density ,Can You Give Good Tips About Having A Jewelry Business?(Please Comment Rena)

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      !Eboni _Ryanne! 5 years ago

      Ebony Ryanne Here!I like your style ,i like your fashion,i like your jewelry ,your really Amazing!

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      Tiffannie 5 years ago

      Great Job On Your Awesome Business I Am' Big Fan 0f Jewelry ,But Your Jewelry Is Really Cool,Rena

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      Raella 5 years ago

      Cool Business ,Love IT I AM GOING BUY SOME OF YOUR JEWELRY

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      LAsha 5 years ago

      Hi I Am LAsha I Like How ...Awesome Your Picture's Of Your Bracelet's Look's It's Really Advertising

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      Eggnest 5 years ago

      Great Job On Your Business For Jewelry ,Its Really Cool I Will Tell My Friends Who Love Jewelry About This.

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      Solynn 5 years ago

      Hi This Is Solynn ,Great Job :)(: Cheers For You!

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      Kaela Marx 5 years ago

      Hey I'm Kaela Marx ,I love that you took the time to make this I really like how you did this I look up to you as having a good business like this Rena !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Vantia Mycole 5 years ago

      How do you make nice advertising jewelry like this rena

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      jordan sponoks 5 years ago

      i hope you go far in your bracelet,necklace,ring jewelry business because the pictures seem like you do really good so hope you do go rena

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      Meme 5 years ago

      I wanna have a bracelet making birthday party,how can i sign up it seems really cool

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      Xina 5 years ago

      hello rena ,im xina its pronounced sina but yeah,i like your company how do u make the badge earings

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      Willow 5 years ago

      Hi,This is a cool buisness company could u make me a necklace that say Willow thats my name ,plz

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      Tajah Fonbere 5 years ago

      Hi Great opportunity ,i like all your jewelry i wonder..how u make it?

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      Jesaycah Davisa Clark 5 years ago

      Awesome Advice

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      Ava 5 years ago

      This is extremely helpful for jewelry making beginners. It helped me tremendously! Thank you so much for all of your time and tips!

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      Anu 5 years ago

      Thanks Rena for your valuable advice. I am from India, and I make terracotta jewelleries. Just started and am planning my pilot exhibition in April... (keeping my fingers crossed) let's see how it turns out...

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      kanchana 5 years ago

      Thank you for the thorough explanation and sharing your experience. You are so inspiring and encouraging.my self i do designing but not jewelery making. for the past couple of months in my mind an idea is developing for starting my own business in jewelery making .Your words gave me a foment to seriously start.i prefer your ideas.If you have any thoughts for me be kind enough to send in an email. Thanks again,,,, (arteffectssunali@gmail.com)

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      Karen Furia 5 years ago

      I found your website this morning after doing a google search. I have been reading the posts almost all day. This is a wonderful sight, and I thank you very much for sharing your experience so that others can be successful.

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      kamlesh singh 5 years ago

      hi reena back here we are group of marketing guys who are building their own silver jewellery brand. we are selling silver jewelery which is mostly machine made or casting jewelery. we have a good network of distributors and retailer in maharastra and madhyapradesh. we would like to add some more different range in our product line. in which category we should enter into for the same. mail me at tkamleshsingh@gmail.com

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      Kireina Jewellery 5 years ago from UK

      Great hub! lam an Etsian and find it to be lot's of work! Your hub and other hubs look verg good and well written. Thank you for your efforts.

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      Leo Chang 5 years ago

      This is Leo of Arthouses international Co.,Ltd in China. And we are the manufacturer of 2008 Beijing Olympic Game Emblem Jewellery Productions. I got your information from internet. And i think maybe you are interested in my factories. We make the items like Betty Boop?Hello Kitty?Vanners?Bureerry and Paul Smith.

      Arthouses international Co.,Ltd. was established in 1976. which has long estabished good reputation for manufacturing high quality of products exported globally. we have two factories and about 700 staffs in Zhuhai and office in Taiwan. Specialized in Metal badge, sterling silver, Fashion jewelry, Gifts, Cufflinks, Key chains, Bookmarks, Tie bars, Money clip, Jewelry boxes, Photo frames, Compact mirrors, Mobile phone decorations, Belt buckles, Souvenir coins, Medals, Garment accessories, variety of metal accessories, Promotional gifts, we also provide professional OEM function designs.

      We sincerely hope to make good and long term business cooperation with your esteemed company in near future. if you are interested in our company, or any inquire, please contact me. Thank you very much.

      Our website is http://www.arthouses.cn

      Best Regards.

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      SC/Leo

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      Stones : Diamond, Precious Stone, Semi-precious Stone, Cubic Zirconia, Swarovski Crystal, Fresh Water Pearl.

      Manufacturer of 2008 Beijing Olympic Game Emblem Jewellery Productions

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      deepali 5 years ago

      Hey thank you so much for sharing your experience. it's really helpful. I want to start my small business in Jewelry from home. I had some questions in my mind before starting it. How much i should invest when i'm starting?

      what are the basic requirements to start?

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      This has been an inspiring hub. I guess all of suggestions related to the jewelry business have already helped many people :)

      Awesome hub. Keep up the good work :)

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      Neeraj 5 years ago

      Hi I want to start retailing of fashion jewellery from my retail store in Delhi....pls suggest from whear can I get the good stuff.....my e-mail id is neeraj.sharma@lifeart.in

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      rasberry 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your jewelry business experience. They are really helpful and insightful, wish your business venture the best.

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      diliksha 5 years ago

      hi rena

      thanx a lot for ur insights....have startd a small jewellery business n nw trying to expand ...participatin in a lot of exhibitions across mumbai.....loved d idea of home jewellery parties...

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      Jesus 4 years ago

      Thanks Rena, I managed to get in hold with a rough crystal supplier and someone who can cut them once polished, and needless to say my business has expanded here in Mexico to 7 mall kiosks. I read this article 3 years ago, and until now I've been able to find it again. So I just wanted to give you thanks for giving me an idea both my wife and I were passionate about.

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      sally williams 4 years ago

      you should look spending money on marketing your product within an established magazine, i did it with at home magazine. I paid £4000 for a double page spread of my personal training franchise and it catapulted my business massively and i soon made that money back with the increase in business it gave me, they also included a digital online version of the magazine. its read by 900,000 nationwide and was the perfect target audience. the guy that helped me was great his number 0208 815 1566 call him and look presenting yourself this way trust me it works.

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      Calistra 4 years ago from Latvia

      Great article - clear and to the point. I would only add that handmade jewelery business is a highly competitive niche, so better think about something that would help you to stand out among competitors. For instance make a truly unusual jewelery - using unbanal materials, unusual design. Or invent a concept behind the jewelries. Like the one described here: http://www.stayathomemompreneur.com/idea-for-own-b... This lady makes not just simple jewelry, but friendship bracelets for school age girls. That's her unique niche and the idea worked out perfectly. Great example of how to market your handmade stuff.

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      alex 3 years ago

      http://www.go4funding.com/ ost..ahaha) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than th

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      mukwaya 3 years ago

      This is so useful to me. I used to make jewelry for myself now I want to make it a business but I didn't know how to start. Thank you so much

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      Jim 3 years ago

      Rena,

      I was impressed with what you have to share about starting a business. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

      In starting a business a business plan that involves market research stops me every time I think about it. As a sole proprietor what did you do, and what do you recommend?

      Pricing stops me also, especially since I plan to sell through shops rather than at craft shows. The price needs to be kept low enough for the shop to make a good profit, and I need to make a profit as well. Has selling through shops been worthwhile for you?

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      khurram Mustafa Satti 3 years ago

      Many thanks for sharing such a nice case study,

      i just want to know how you purchase Jewelry, where are the whole sale markets in london or UK, and what is the procedure to purchase jewelry at wholesale rate

      Warm Regards

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      Taru Mishra 3 years ago

      Very good Article and big fan to start jewellery business. For more details: http://www.franchisezing.in/franchise-business-opp...

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      Izi 3 years ago

      Hallo! I like a handmade jewellery.I make a handmade jewellery from polymer clay and other on very good prices. Email:xbox360360@abv.bg

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      Mickey Mixon 3 years ago

      Look at the information provided by the Website relating through jewelry online shopping.There should be good quality pictures of the merchandise and the descriptions should be helpful and accurate. If possible seek feedback on the website or contact via the email address provided.

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      CAMARA 3 years ago

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      Bo Getz 3 years ago

      Good information. I would add that the information in the following post is also very useful for those looking to start up a jewelry business online.

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      gaurav jain 3 years ago

      I m from india in new delhi,i m manufacturer ,designer of areal jewellery also deals in pricious or semi-pricious all kind of stones, in very cheep prizes,if any one interested to seen my design then mail me on jeery.jain@gmail.com .

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      motherearthbeadwork 3 years ago

      Wow! What a great article. Thank you!

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      Neha bajaj 3 years ago

      i m in to handmade beaded jewellery for girls and kids too i keep exhibition but i want to start this business in a good volume like exporting my jewellery how can i go for it ...... pls somebody can help me

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      Johna27 3 years ago

      I don't usually comment but I gotta admit thanks for the post on this great one deeagckkaeac

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      Richard Warren 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Though making jewelry is not my hobby yet, you made a great lens.

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      iklancs 2 years ago

      good information,

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      Karl Werner 2 years ago from Merritt Island, Florida

      Today I agree with the straight forward methods you described in your article. A year ago it was a little different for me. Learning everything from taking pictures to editing some HTML code, all the social media platforms and the posting and maintaining the web site and also building a brand. Learning every aspect of every facet of selling online was a difficult task. If making jewelry is fun and you have a knack for it, I would suggest asking a trusted friend to help with computer stuff and just keep making your jewelry.

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      Yusuf Aliu 22 months ago

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      Anne 21 months ago

      Hi Rena,your information has been of great help to me.A love earings n bracelets too and I aspire to start a jewellery making business because you have insipired me more to do it.thankyou

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      jasmin 18 months ago

      Hi rena i want to know my jewelry business is required to any government certificate or not or i start and after earnings sale then i pay my sale tex

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      Monisha Jayesh 14 months ago from Kerala

      Hi Rena!

      I can't believe that you honestly, humbly reveal your secrets so easily!!

      I never wanted to make jewelry , but this article worked just the way the birthday gift you received...I am going to think about it seriously.

      Thanks!

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