Stunning Jewelry Making Supplies That Can Add Life to Any Beading Project




Stunning Jewelry Making Supplies That Can Add Life To Any Beading Project

By Jasmin Z

When I first started designing jewelry, it seemed like a very difficult task. There are so many different types of jewelry making supplies, findings and tools to know about. The world of jewelry making has advanced a great deal and therefore for anyone to survive in this world, it is important to be familiar with the different jewelry making supplies that are out there. It is not just familiarity, but you must know how to use them in jewelry designing. Over the years, I have not only perfected my jewelry designing skills, but I have become more knowledgeable about the types of supplies that work and those they don’t work when it comes to meeting the demands of the customers.

These days, people are looking for creations that are unique and as a jewelry designer, it is important to incorporate elements that will help meet the growing needs and demands of the customers. Here’s a look at some of the stunning jewelry making supplies that I use to add life to my creations.

Mini tassels

Mini tassels made of silk with a golden binding at the top is one the most stunning elements that can be used in jewelry making. They are available in a variety of colors and they can be used as embellishments, connectors and even pendants.

Corrugated silver beads

These ball beads are great for beading, crafting projects and making earrings, necklaces and bracelets. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and they work well with Swarovski crystal beads to create stunning jewelry pieces.

Gold filled cable chain

Now you can give your jewelry creations a golden foundation that is filled with splendid shine. These gold filled cable chains are durable and they last longer than those that are gold plated. They are an economical alternative to the high quality solid gold jewelry. They feature rounded links and they can accent any jewelry design or idea beautifully.

Rainbow moonstone cabochons

These are generally a white stone and feature occasional iridescence where their transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Rainbow moonstone cabochons are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Their body colors also vary greatly and some of them even feature the cat’s eye effect.

Personalized pendants

With the huge variety of personalized pendants available these days, it is possible to choose a color and metal of your choice and create custom necklaces for both men and women. Personalized necklaces can make great gifts as well. You have the option to choose initials of people’s names, full first or second names as well as how someone is related to you.

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Is an Online Jewelry Business Your Heart’s Desire?

If you are thinking of starting a business online selling bead jewelry designs, the thought is absolutely attainable.

If you are already making your own bead jewelry and often get requests from others asking you to make items for them, there is a strong possibility your bead jewelry designs would sell online.

Are you ever asked or stopped suddenly and asked, “where did you get that pair of earrings?” If so, consider making bead jewelry for sale online.

There is a strong possibility the bead jewelry you like to wear is in demand by many other people. Don’t get carry away too soon. Keep in mind any kind of new business takes time to make money and make a presence online.

Start out by setting yourself a budget on how much to spend on materials. Don’t overspend initially and lose your goal by not being able to recoop the initial investment. It can be a little confusing especially with bead work to know just exactly what to spend on materials in order to make some profit.

It takes time and much work, so do not think this is a get rich quick scheme. You must absolutely LOVE to make bead jewelry and wear the items yourself as well, that is, in my opinion if you ever becme successful at selling bead jewelry online or elsewhere.

If you like using a lot of different types of jewelry components, making bead jewelry is the perfect hobby and/or business for you. Of course, you will need more raw materials than a designer who specializes in a certain type or style of jewelry.

Beads are available in an endless variety of shapes, colors, designs and jewelry components are the same. You can always, however, settle upon a few designs at least to start out with to make your initial purchase of raw materials more feasible and cost effective.

Another important consideration in the beginning is to determine how many products you can make in a certain period of time and where will you sell them online. In addition, where is the best place to buy your materials.

There are a variety of choices of “where to sell.” For example, Etsy is probably the most popular choice for handmade items. Ebay is also another auction type choice and you can build your own website.

Keep in mind though if you put up your own website, you will need to do all your marketing for that website, whereas with ebay and Etsy, the marketing is a little easier. Getting traffic to your listings is still a lot left up to you, but at least, you have a head start with Etsy and Ebay, two already popular sites for selling almost anything.

There is the usual word of mouth selling, business cards and flyers everywhere as well that you can begin utilizing immediately as marketing and promotion tools.

Consider how much you need or expect to sell your items. Check out prices from your competitors. Consider acquiring a mailing list to send out specialized information about your designs or jewelry making in general. Once you get started, you will be plenty busy with many aspects of your online business.

It is not one of those jobs in which you can work at from 9:00 to 5:00 and then be done with it. Consider it to be, at least at first, somewhat of a much longer work day than you would have to work for someone else.
Starting, owning and maintaining an online business is not as easy as most people would like you to think. Being your own boss is nice and being able to work in your own space at times in which you decide is nice, but in the long run, you will more than likely find out it could be even more difficult than working for someone else selling their jewelry designs.

However, don’t be dismayed, if an online jewelry business is what you want more than anything else, then it is very possible.

Good luck and stick with it. You can succeed if you really want to.

Written by: Connie Limon

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Handmade Bead Jewelry Home Business Opportunity

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.

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