A lot of people like handmade bead jewelry. Making bead handmade jewelry is an excellent home business opportunity. It can be started from the comfort of your living room while watching your favorite T.V. programs. The start up costs are very minimal. If you have an interest in making jewelry you should think about getting started with bead jewelry and specialize in it.
Bead jewelry is extremely popular right now and most likely will remain popular for decades to come. Bead jewelry making is one of the oldest hand crafts still around today. It is not going to disappear anytime soon like a “fad fashion jewelry craze” that is here today and gone tomorrow. Designs may change, but bead jewelry making is here to stay for decades yet to come.
A home based jewelry business has many personal benefits. You can easily set your own hours, hold other part time jobs or even full time jobs while getting established and maybe for always. The decision is yours and based upon how successful you become. It takes time to build a business of any kind, so remember the golden rule of “Rome was not built in one day.” Keep your expectations high, but also realize time, patience and dedication are some of the most basic keys to running a successful home business.
Other benefits include getting to meet new and exciting people if you decide to travel to different jewelry fairs, shows and even flea markets for seeing what others have to offer and for selling your own designs. Many bead jewelry artisans sell just online. The options of how to market and sell your jewelry are actually more than you might realize at first sight.
Another great thing about a bead jewelry home business is you decide how many pieces you want to make and how often you want to sell. Take up special orders or just create what you want to create and offer that for sale. There are also many wholesale opportunities for the person who wants to sell jewelry at wholesale prices.
Once you have chosen what type of jewelry you will specialize in the ball really gets rolling. Enjoy what you do first of all and don’t think about making any money from what you enjoy. As time goes on you will see the money start rolling in as well. Experience for me is the greatest thrill of it all. We need money to replenish ourself, but the experience of creating is what I enjoy most of all.
Even with bead jewelry making you can specialize in certain areas of designs or with specific types of jewelry components and beads. I started out thinking I would specialize in stud earrings, then became fascinated by dangle earrings and before I knew it was more into dangle earrings than stud earrings, and just recently I started making bead bracelets and three piece matching sets of necklace, bracelet and earrings to match.
I have developed a great passion for bead jewelry making. Your passion may be some other type of jewelry. The basic marketing and selling techniques applies to all types of jewelry selling in home business situations.
There is loads of information online. I intend to write some ebooks eventually. For now, I am enjoying the process of adding to my bead jewelry making techniques and writing about it as I go. I will probably put together an ebook of all the articles I post on my blogs eventually as ebooks for sale having different topics for each book.
Manipulating wire into various shapes creating bracelets and necklaces is something new for me now when a few weeks ago it was the dangle earrings. You can go as far as you desire to go with bead jewelry making.
Design your own patterns or make variations of what you see. I make it a practice to check the dangle earrings women are wearing around me. Sometimes I make a quick sketch of a style I see.
I just recently saw a pair of dangle earrings while I was working at my part time job. I made a quick sketch after I saw them, came home that night and created around seven pairs of earrings using different colors of beads, bead caps and other jewelry findings. There are lots of ways to find patterns for creating what you want to create, and making variations from one pattern presents a wide variety of options for different looks.
Beading bracelets and necklaces does take quite a bit more labor hours than putting together the earrings. Earrings are the simplest to make in my opinion, however, there are intermediate and advanced beading techniques in which does take longer in labor hours even when creating earrings.
The sky is the limit of how much money you can make. There just are no limits. It will all depend upon how much time you want to invest, and it does take time to build up an audience to even view your designs if you are only online selling from your home based jewelry business.
Once you master bead techniques it seems the creative imagination just flows thereafter. If you enjoy making things with your hands or using your hands, the hand craft of bead jewelry is a great way to go. It helps relax tension in my hands that seem to want to keep moving doing something all the time. I feel like well I might as well be productive in whatever movements I do make with my hands, and creating jewelry has been a great option for me in that regard.
If you like the business end of it all you are one step ahead of most people as well. Some people just like to create and absolutely hate trying to market or sell their creations. If you are one such as this, you might think about partnering with someone or outsourcing the business end of your home based business to someone with marketing and sales skills and/or experience. Accounting skills will also come into play.
It is a good idea to do some marketing research and try to figure out what people are buying or are eager to buy and tailor your home jewelry business towards meeting those demands. Become successful at selling popular pieces and then branch out and experiment with other designs and materials. You can find online sample jewelry business plans to study if you have no idea of how to get started marketing and selling your jewelry from home.
Hosting home jewelry parties is also another great way of showing what you have to offer in a fun casual kind of way. Just invite some friends, family, neighbors and co-workers over for a short period of time, serve up some good things to eat and drink and just in general try to be an entertainer at the same time you are trying to sell your jewelry. Play some simple games and give away some of your jewelry as the prize. Give a piece of jewelry as the door prize. Home jewelry parties can be lots of fun.
Online you will need either a blog or a website, and/or just sell on Etsy. Etsy has very reasonable fees for handmade crafts. Everything sold on their site has to be a handmade product. They take care of the check out process for you and it is extremly easy to sell from their site. It is like a little mini website and actually can be the only online presence you have if that is your choice.
A jewelry home business is one of the top choices for home business opportunities doing something you really enjoy and making some great money while you enjoy what you are doing.