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With selling jewelry in mind, should I focus my designs into a theme or collection?

Creating themes, collections or lines are terrific for three reasons. First, a collection helps you market your work, because it gives you a ''hook''...

Should I offer a satisfaction guarantee for my jewelry?

Anything that you can do to increase the comfort level that someone has in buying from you is important. There's a risk in buying anything (thus, the...

What is a juried craft show?

A juried craft show is one that has a selection committee deciding which crafter gets into the show. Many times the shows are juried so that the show...

Do you carry earring cards to put earrings onto?

Yes, we do carry a variety of . Consider using to glue to the card you prefer, giving it a personalized touch.

How do you set up a website to sell your jewelry?

If you aren't familiar with website development, I would suggest the following:See if there is someone in your own personal circle who has set up a...

I was wondering if people buy your pendants and supplies and sell them as their own? That wouldn't really be their own design, but they'd still be selling it. Is that still okay?

Many customers purchase jewelry-making supplies and finished jewelry for resale through Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®. We offer bulk packaging and...

Why doesn't Fire Mountain sell anything at their Bead and Button booth?

Fire Mountain sells their products either over the phone or online which means we never get to meet our customers face to face. The Bead and Button...

Is there an increased demand for wire and chainmaille jewelry? I have noticed articles and magazines catering to wire and jumpring/chainmaille jewelry a lot lately.

Yes, you are absolutely right. Wire and chainmaille designs are hot, showing up in fashion, magazines, articles and classes across the...

I make bridal jewelry. My biggest concerns are how to ensure I use the best quality materials and how do I keep my silver pieces from tarnishing?

My advice on ensuring you have only the best quality materials is to buy from a reputable company who has always stood behind their products and to...

How do I price my time for jewelry making? I do a lot of bead weaving in my designs.

Trying to include (or even calculate) the value of your time/labor in the price of your jewelry is one of the more controversial aspects of pricing...

Some prospective buyers at a show where I was exhibiting told me that my jewelry is too expensive. Should I lower my prices?

A piece's selling price is related to tangible things (like the cost of the elements) and intangibles (like your skills or trends). It is worth what...

If I buy a licensed college or pro team charm and use it in a jewelry design, do I have the right to resell it?

Yes, if you purchased the charm from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads you may resell it. As I'm sure you're aware, those are highly valuable logos on...

What's the best way to get space for my jewelry in a gallery? I thought of sending a letter to the gallery owner with some photos of my work ... is that a good way to start?

An introductory letter is a great start, although you may consider visiting the gallery and talking with the owner directly. Tell the owner what you...

I'm anxious to get my website up, but it's not complete yet. Any problem with putting one up with "Page to Come" or something similar on pages that are still under construction?

The challenge of any website is getting people who go there to stay on the site and eventually place an order with you. With that in mind, putting up...

I am looking to sell my jewelry online. Do I need to get a business number if I only plan on selling $100 or $200 worth of jewelry each year, if I am lucky?

Check in with your municipal, county and state tax offices before selling your jewelry for the first time. They are the best sources for answers to...

I am from Romania and I want to know how, if it's possible, to get a bead designer diploma!

I'm not sure if such a thing exists, but how would you use it for marketing purposes if you had one? Jewelry customers are generally attracted first...

What do I need copyrights for and how do I get one?

A copyright is a legally binding document that states your rights to a specific design, written work or other creative format. Copyrights need to be...

Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to tell if a bead is sterling silver or something else. Whatever they are they are solid, nothing scratches off. Thanks

Most sterling silver beads will not have the .925 or sterling stamp since it is likely to detract from their decorative beauty. If a price seems too...

A few prospective buyers have asked me how much it cost me to make a piece that they were interested in. How should I answer that question?

Explain to the prospective customer that in addition to your cost of materials, shipping, overhead and other related expenses, your time and talent...

I recently opened a bead store and lots of people are asking me to carry seed beads. I have no experience in ordering this type of bead; what size, etc. Can you help me?

You will find a large selection of available online, as well as in the catalogs. Included are (one of the most popular brands), Rocailles,...

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