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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,...

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''...

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...

What is the average length for making an ankle bracelet?

The average ankle bracelet length is 9 inches. If you're not able to fit the bracelet to the person who's going to wear it, it might be helpful to...

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...

I'd like to know if it would be practical to promote/sell pieces on more than one website--I suppose I'd also have to split the pieces between sites instead of showing them all on all sites--yes?

The benefit of selling your jewelry on established websites is their marketing power. They are able to draw more customers and prospects to their...

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...

I've been making jewelry for about six months, and I'm ready to start selling. I'm not sure how to set up a small business. Where can I get help? I can't really afford a consultant or business course.

Undergraduate and graduate business schools and departments often have free ''clinics'' where you can speak with students who will help you set up...

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 recently bought gold-filled chains that I will resell to my customers, how do I explain gold-filled?

Here is our definition of gold-filled:A gold alloy plate made by soldering, brazing, welding or other means that is not less than 10Kt fineness,...

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...

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