If you’re looking for a way to increase your income from home, then you should really consider learning how to make custom jewelry. Making jewelry can be a fun hobby that can really give you some extra spending cash if you get good at it and begin selling on your own. Jewelry making is a relaxing way to unwind for a few minutes or a few hours. Of course, you don’t have to try to sell your handcrafted jewelry. Instead you could simply give it away as gifts, wear it yourself, or offer to repair other pieces of jewelry with the skills you acquire from jewelry making.
Starting your own custom jewelry business is not nearly as daunting as it sounds. You just need to plan out your actions ahead of time. If you want to make your own handmade jewelry, either for your own use or for selling, then you’ll want to think about these general steps to get started:
The first step you’ll want to take is to begin looking at different types of jewelry designs and jewelry making methods. You’ll want to pay attention to jewelry ads in magazines and on television, fashion and jewelry trends in your local stores and even watch what type of jewelry celebrities are wearing. You’ll soon learn that almost everyone is wearing some sort of handcrafted jewelry and that many different jewelry pieces are made with similar techniques and materials.
Second, you’ll want to teach yourself some basic jewelry making methods. You can do this in any number of different ways. You can buy some jewelry making books, read some free jewelry making blogs, download jewelry making videos and even attend jewelry making classes that are sometimes held at local beading stores. You may also want to pick up some jewelry making supplies to practice. Whenever you’re learning a new skill, I recommend practicing with some affordable craft supplies so you don’t spend a lot of money while you’re still learning. You can make the entire process a more fun event by going to classes with a girlfriend or two!
Lastly, when you’ve created some jewelry pieces of your own and you’re ready to start selling your creations you can think about the sales process. Fortunately, jewelry can be sold almost anywhere these days. You can sell your jewelry on the internet, at craft bazaars, through local newspaper advertisements and even in small storefronts and through your friends. You can advertise your jewelry slowly by word-of-mouth through various friends or you can try to make a lot of sales quickly by advertising your services on a website or some other means. If you don’t want to sell your jewelry directly, you can approach small store owners and ask if they’d like to sell your handcrafted jewelry for a percentage of the selling price.
Learning how to make your own jewelry gives you lifelong skills in a craft and it can teach you a lot about running your own business. Even if you’re going to make jewelry for person use, you’ll still have the skills you need to make money on the side by offering to fix jewelry for family members instead of paying someone to repair broken jewelry items. By making and selling your own handcrafted jewelry you can meet lots of new people, make some money and have fun all at the same time!