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Do you carry earring cards to put earrings onto?

Yes, we do carry a variety of earring cards. Consider using E6000 adhesives to glue Crystal Passions® flat back crystals to the card you prefer,...

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...

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...

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''...

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...

My work will be sold in a gallery, but I won't be there to sell it. I'd like to include some information that prospective buyers can read... what's the best way to do that?

Use a "story card." A story card is a small card, approximately the size of a business card, that contains informative copy about you, your jewelry,...

How can I recruit more "hosts" for jewelry home parties?

The best way to recruit new hosts is at a current party. Offer the host an incentive for new prospective hosts you meet at the party. Keep brochures...

Do you sell by the individual unit or only in a package? Do I have to buy a certain size to get the ''As Low As'' discount?

Some products are available in units (packages) of one, and some in units containing more than one. Each product is different.The ''As Low As''...

The manager of a gift shop told me she wasn't interested in carrying my work, and all I could think of to say was, "Thanks anyway." What's the right way to handle this kind of rejection?

What happened to you is not unusual. We hear "I don't want to carry your jewelry," feel the sting of rejection and then clam up. In the future, use...

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...

My main resolution for the New Year is that I would like to start hosting home parties by the summer. What should I do?

Home parties are a great way to start a new home-based business in the New Year. It's also a great resolution to do things to add to your income.The...

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...

A retail store in my neighborhood recently became vacant. Although I just started selling my jewelry, this location seems too good to pass up, and I'd love to run my own store. Any advice?

The decision to establish a permanent location for your jewelry-making business should be driven by your business goals. Although the sudden...

I have been on Etsy for a couple of weeks now, and I have included a link to it on Facebook. Are there any more strategies I can adopt to increase views to my shop?

Etsy has its own set of tools and resources for helping its members sell more, so you should definitely check out the resources and community links...

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 seed and bugle beads available online, as well as in the catalogs. Included are Delica® seed beads (one of the...

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...

A customer just asked me if I could repair a piece she owns that someone else made. I can, however I don't want to become "known" for doing jewelry repair work... what should I tell her?

The fact that she asked if you could repair it means she trusts your skill and is comfortable with you. That's a great compliment! Every contact that...

In terms of selling my jewelry at shows, should I look for events where I'll be the only one selling the kind of jewelry I make, or one where there are others who do similar kinds of jewelry?

I believe that buyers and sellers both benefit at shows where there are sellers with different styles. Artisan jewelry makers rarely have a style...

I make wire tree sculptures and I'm really good at it. I know the public would love to buy them, but where do I start? I don't want to do the Ebay route.

Congratulations on stepping into selling your creations! These links should be helpful in deciding how to best sell your wire tree sculptures or any...

A customer of mine told me that a competitor was bad-mouthing my business. We're in a small town, and I know the competitor. What should I do?

From a marketing perspective, when two people or companies are engaged in a competitive ''war,'' they both lose. Going back and forth wastes...

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