Making Jewelry

@Kowgirl (3492)
United States
October 9, 2009 3:31am CST
I am learning how to make jewelry to sell on the internet. I am new to this beading craft so I am learning the hard way. How many women and men do you think will purchase jewelry on the internet? I see that there are a lot of clothing stores that are now selling home crafted jewelry in their stores. Do you think it would be worth the time and effort to ask some of these stores to put my jewelry in their stores and if they will how much do you think they should receive from each sale; 25% to 50%? Have you ever made jewelry to sell? If so how did it turn out?
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9 responses
@nomoso (652)
• India
9 Oct 09
I dont think many will buy jewellery for personal use. But i have seen many buying jewellry over internet for gift purpose. If your jewellery unique and have a good appeal for the people then many will opt for your jewellry. Do get in touch with me if you have started selling and also post some pics of your jewellery.
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I'm trying to make unique, one of a kind pieces. My daughter buys a lot from New York and Company in Tennessee. They seem to run out often and I thought I would see if the stores here would carry mine for a percentage of the sales. Nothing like trying.
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@Koriana (302)
• United States
9 Oct 09
My friend does this and she seems to be doing pretty good. She doesn't sell her jewelry online though, but rather she is into the new age deal and makes her jewelry to cater to that crowd. She goes to the psychic fairs and such and sells the stuff. She's also consigned with the new age book store in her area.
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
She has a great idea. Your friend is smart to stay with what her crowd wants. I would do themes of the seasons. This seems to be the ones that are selling quiet well right now. Thanks for responding.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
9 Oct 09
I used to make charm jewellery, by sticking crystals and charms on a base with a special glue but my favourite thing I made was a long gold chain wich I attached heeps of gold charms, of course these were not the real gold charms they were some cheaper metal..I got that idea from a lady in a shop that sold the charms, it was Christmas time and she had a chain on with all charms of a christmas theme, it was really lovely so I made onw up with music things and a few other things I like...I always get comments when I wear it...good luck with your jewellery making...
@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Thanks for the encouragement and for responding. I didn't realize how hard these were to make, nor how expensive they could get. The tools alone put a bite in my finances. Thank goodness I will get paid from Mylot this month.
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• Philippines
9 Oct 09
i have been into beading necklaces, bracelets and earrings before and i have made quite a sum. i sold them to my office mates, because they always like what i wear (i model my own ware). that was the time when it was the fashion and fad. i still have lots of materials here. when the beaded rubber slippers came into fashion, i decorated the rubber slippers too and made money. i am just waiting for these things to come into fashion again and then i start again with my hobby. i haven't tried selling in the internet. have browsed once but i don't know how to go about it and also, there are a lot of them selling here too.
• India
9 Oct 09
jewelry making is good business online purchases depends on the design u make
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
WOW! I did a search and found thousands of beading and jewelry sites. Looks like the 'net is saturated with these crafts. I saw some very good jewelry as well as some teaching sites. Looks like there are millions of craft sites. I used to think the prices were too high until I saw the cost of the beads and other equipment you need to make a simple necklace. Then you figure the work and time it takes to put them together and the prices are quiet low. I don't think some of them even factor in the work and time but just charge a little over what the items cost to make them. Lot of competition out there. I hope to make some unique pieces.
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
Well if your item is really good and affordable, maybe I will try it but not for personal use. Maybe as a souvenir or a gift.
@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
It may take me longer to make an item than it does some people I am a perfectionist and will re-do anything until it looks right to me. I have redone one pair of earrings 3 times. All the loops had to be the exact same size. I will put some pictures on my blog when I get some made. Right now I am still in the learning mode.
• United States
9 Oct 09
Are you in trouble? Do you need help? If not i find your icon a little disturbing.
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
My avatar? The Upside-down flag? Trouble? Not personally, but my country is and I am not happy with what is going on. Our freedom is at risk as is our lives. We have become slaves to the Federal Reserve Banks private owners(and the illegal IRS) Our paper money is no longer worth the paper it is printed on, we have no precious metal backing it. It has become a "note" much like an IOU. My flag is upside down and will remain that way until "we the people" get our country back and running in the correct manner of which our forefathers intended.
@Hatley (155076)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Oct 09
hi kowgirl this sounds intriguing and wonder if that is something I could do in my spare time. I think that going to these stores might well be worth your time as I have read in some women's magazines that the person doing crafts for sale started out by selling to the stores then they expanded and even had their own shop. so give it a try. I do not know how much the store would want out of the sales but you would no doubt ask for that info from the stores. I have never made jewelery to sell but would love to try it.
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I was having a hard time with the process until I found some videos at YouTube they made it much easier. You do need the correct tools and they are not cheap. I think anyone who wants to do this,can, if they try hard enough. I just love learning something new and if I can make a few bucks along the way, so be it! Give it a try then let me know if you enjoy this craft. Best of luck.
@curiousman (2427)
• Malaysia
10 Oct 09
I think that's a good idea. You'll never know if you don't try