Make Money with Jewelry Made at Home
Making your own jewelry for profit is an enjoyable and creative way to make a part-time, or full-time, income, depending on your commitment level. If you are a creative person and have an eye for fashion, this is a great way to make some cash while doing something that you love. Supplies are relatively cheap and simple to acquire. Spend a few hours of your free time assembling some attractive jewelry and then take it to shops or craft fairs to sell for profit.
Finding a cheap reliable supplier for jewelry parts is easy. You may have a fairly local wholesaler of beads and jewelry attachments. Look in local phone directories or read trade magazines for information. Alternatively, look up wholesalers online and get your supplies sent direct to your door. Earring studs, loops and attachments cost pennies to buy in bulk and beads to hang on them don’t cost much more. You can also purchase leather lacing, or chains, for necklaces, or bracelets, this way. Hobby shops also sometimes stock the materials for you to make your own jewelry.
You can make your own beads, if you prefer, using oven-baked ceramics materials which, again, are easy to source and give your jewelry an individual flair, which helps to make it more saleable. You may also need some special adhesives from these retailers to attach beads to particular types of attachments.
Once you have assembled your jewelry and are happy with it you need to sell it for profit. Put some on a display board. You can make your own by covering a thick piece of card with felt and punching small holes through it. This is a cheap and effective way to show off your goods. You can name your jewelry if you like, so it appears less homemade. There’s nothing stopping you from branding your goods with a name of your choice.
When you are ready to sell your jewelry, you can either take it around local jewelry, gift or novelty shops, or sell it yourself at craft fairs or local markets. Alternatively, sell it online through your own website or established auction sites. Price your goods reasonably, but make sure you add in enough profit to make your enterprise worthwhile.
It is a good idea to make some trips around different venues before making your jewelry to see what is on offer already and what type of jewelry there may be a niche market for that hasn’t already been filled.
With enough willpower and research, you should be able to find a market for well-designed and crafted goods. Enjoy selling your jewelry for profit and stick at it until you find your place in the market.