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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...

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...

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 are Swarovski beads made?

The term "Austrian crystal" generally refers to crystals created and expertly machine cut by Swarovski. Although the exact molten glass formula is a...

I get orders for jewelry, but I have gone thru a troublesome economic situation. How could I keep my customers satisfied? Shall I ask for a payment in order to purchase the materials then charge the rest as labor work and expenses?

If you're talking about finished pieces, then it would be customary to be paid at the time of the order. If you're talking about a custom order that...

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''...

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...

What's the best type of digital camera for photographing jewelry? Business is picking up and customers from afar want to view online. Thanks for your help.

The range of digital cameras on the market today is vast! However you don't necessarily need to invest in an expensive camera right away. The main...

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...

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...

How do I charge for teaching how to make jewelry? I'll be carrying the products myself (beads, etc.). There isn't anyone here who teaches at all in my area. I know in Houston they do but its 2 hrs away.

The decision to teach involves more than just what to charge. You want to make sure that you have the skills to instruct effectively, are fully aware...

I am thinking about selling the jewelry I make. What are my obligations as far as describing the materials that my jewelry is made from? It can be so confusing!

The Federal Trade Commission has published information on how jewelry and gemstones should be described in advertising. You can read that information...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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