Beading is one of the hottest hobbies nowadays. Do you have a spark of being an entrepreneur? If you do, fan the spark just a little and step into the world of not only enjoying a new hobby but also making some money at it as well. After all, if you find you enjoy the art of beading, you are going to need some money to buy all those beautiful beads and jewelry components to keep the adrenalin rushes flowing.
Beading fun can start as simple as one color, one line bracelets with a basic clasp or something more sophisticated combining several colors, shapes and sizes of beads and even animal figures. The selection in materials for a beading hobbyist seems to be endless, a never ending stash of 100’s of different components and beads just waiting to come together as a beautiful pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet.
One of the best things about the beading hobby is it does not require a lot of space or tools to get started and it is not at all hard to do either. Using a few basic tools a beader can put together stunning works of jewelry art that is sure to please just about anyone at any age and for any occasion. And it is quite possible you can make some money from it all too!
The art of beading requires no formal training whatsoever. Of course everyone learns differently. Some people really need hands-on experience to grasp hold of whatever they are trying to learn.
I am a hands-on kind of learner, although I also function fairly well with written and visual instructions to go along with the hands-on projects. There is plenty of information online. I am finding using jewelry kits is one good option of learning hands-on and you don’t have any waste of extra jewelry components with a kit. Kits usually come with exactly what you need (except the tools) to complete the project. It actually is a very good way to learn how to bead. Jewelry kits are widely available online and in crafts stores. I might even offer some jewelry kits later on.
One specific tool you really need to purchase first is the one-step looper tool. Especially if you are a beginner, you won’t regret purchasing this tool. Learn the techniques as you go. I learned the techniques first then learned after the proper name of the technique.
I might even write an ebook later on and offer that for sale. You can too if you are able to give instructions in writing effectively. I would include a chapter on “organization of supplies and time.” The organization of your supplies is an essential first step to keeping your time organized and on schedule.
Other chapters of my future ebook will include marketing and selling. Family, friends and maybe even co-workers will be your first “warm market.” After that, you will need to learn how to market and sell to complete strangers, some who already like what you have to offer, and others to whom you will first be introducing your bead jewelry.
Your cold market will be the most difficult to reach, but in the end, will serve hopefully as your repeat customers. Makes sense that if you intend to sell your jewelry you should be at least a person who generally likes marketing and sales. Just keep telling yourself over and over, “Rome was not built in one day.” Before you know it, you have become a beading jewelry artisan “entrepreneur.”
2 Silver Plated 11 x 15 mm Leverback Earrings
2 Silver Plated Head Pins
2 Silver Plated Eyepins
2 Silver Plated 4 x 10 mm 7-Leaf Bead Caps
2 Silver-Plated 2 x 8 mm Filigree Bead Caps
4 Silver-plated 4 mm Ridged Round Metal Beads
2 Silver-Plated 2 x 6 mm Beaded Rondelles
2 Yellow 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
2 Melon 7 x 10 mm Flower Beads
2 Sunburst 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
2 Emerald 11 x 7 mm Glass Crystal Teardrop Beads