making jewlrey

@verolop29 (1096)
United States
June 8, 2012 10:19am CST
I think ppl charge too much when they sell their own homemade jewlrey so im going to give it a try and make myself understand y. so about 2 weeks ago i bought a little bit of beads and some jewlrey making stuff. it looks hard but im up for any challenge. I also want to make a beaded doorway thingie....like a curtain. ill post a pic of it when im done making it! what do u think about independent jewlrey makers? do u think they are smart in charging $30 for a necklace? i understand they put the time and the money into making them and that time is money but some of them just go overboard. when i went to the shop in downtown Fredericksburg, i noticed that a lot of shop owners sell their goodies for top dollar and they sell! i wunder what their secret is...
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
8 Jun 12
verolop yes.if you can push it for that cost then it is nice. in reality establishing a market is a difficult thing. once that is established it may continue until change happens. wish you success in your efforts.
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• Indonesia
8 Jun 12
I too stopped buy jewelry and try to make it by myself, if we can make it by ourself then why do we have to buy it. There are many tutorials on internet how to make homemade jewelry and we can browse internet to find new style. I think making homemade jewelry needs a creativity that not everyone might know how to make it, and not everyone have the patience to create the homemade jewelry. When I first tried to make my own craft, so many friends told me it is easier to buy than to make. Well I found a store who sell craft supplies and it is cheaper to make our own handmade jewelry, we can create it as the way we want as much as we want. When you've become an expert in creating homemade jewelry I think you should try to sell it and earn extra income. i think the secret of selling accesories is the display, or probably you can try to sell it online?
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
8 Jun 12
i agree with you on that! it seems that almost everywhere I turn the prices are getting ever higher and I thought to myself, what if i make this? so for now im collecting and before the year is over i will have a huge collection and after that i can have house parties where we idk...share our ideas and maybe sell/buy off from each other! i think that'll be a good idea if all else fails..but im keeping my head high happy mylotting!!
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• Indonesia
9 Jun 12
Right now Im trying to make crochet jewelry, I think it is unique to make jewelry from crochet beads. I watched video tutorials on youtube how to make crochet earrings, necklace, etc. Hahahaha I've made a lot of homemade jewelry and my nieces comes to my house more often, but Im happy to share what I made with my families.
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
9 Jun 12
have u ever had a house party to sell or swap ur homemade jewlrey? I have been to one and i bought a leather/silver hearts on it for $20..it ended matching my glasses! thats what i plan on doing when i have made about a dozen of each...but i think thats gonna take awhile! im in the process of collecting the beads and whatever else one would need for this kind of stuff! so wish me luck!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
9 Jun 12
I love to making jewelry following beads books for myself only. I made many earrings, necklaces, ....and i don't need to buy all these things in the shop more. It saves me some money also. You can make it for selling, handmade jewelry is always good and can sell easily...do it and show it in here, i maybe your first customer...
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
9 Jun 12
i will do that-and who knows i may not even charge u! i love giving things away, i just have to keep it a secret *wink,wink* lol!! right now tho;my daughter has all these flower pedals from her hawiann girls scout camp;im thinking about making a hanging doorway thingie with flower pedals and little bead, they're light pink and im going to pull them thru dark pink see thru ribbon, its gonna be cute!! ill be sure to post it on here so everyone can see!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
10 Jun 12
You are so interested with it and i know you can do it well. Just do it and don't delay it more...i am excited to see your products soon..
• Romania
8 Jun 12
I think that creating jewelry at home is a great way to earn some extra money. At first it will be hard to learn and to create them, but with time you'll get better at this. You can sell them online on auctions sites like eBay and even create your own blog and post pictures and prices for every type of jewelry you create... By the way, the secret of the Fredericksburg shop owners is this: there are a lot of girls in town :) Women will always like jewelry, if you will create some nice jewelry items you will find buyers...
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
8 Jun 12
lol, i am a girl and I LOVE ANYTHING that sparkles! i have never thought of putting them on my blog...hmmm thanks for that advise! i will definatly take that into consideration
@maezee (31984)
• United States
11 Jun 12
$30 is pretty expensive for a necklace. I'm not really into jewelry but I would imagine the people who make them, take a lot of time doing so? And also have to buy the supplies, so that is probably why it's so expensive. *shrugs*
8 Jun 12
wow... i think it is good idea, you know that buying a jewelery is enough expensive for some people. so we can make a bit save, if we create it alone. beside that if you give the jewelery that you make on your own to your special friend, he or she more respect your giving than you just give it from the seller
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 12
i think the secret lies in human laziness. Those jewellery maker know how lazy we are to sit and focus on making accessories. So they make use f it.