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It’s about creating something shiny and beautiful. It’s about creating a sparkling necklace or a pair of stunning earrings. It’s designing and making jewelry the way you want while making a profit at the same time. Think you can handle the glamor of running a jewelry business and seeing your designs adorn hundreds of people?
One way to start is to do craft shows so you can get direct feedback from customers. It’s not just about settling down with your wares and expecting people to buy them. It’s about researching the styles people are buying, the prices they’re willing to pay, and what works in a particular geographic area. One of the keys to success in the jewelry business is making sure your designs are unique, not something you can buy everywhere.
Once you’ve distinguished yourself as a fashion jewelry designer, you’ll be ready to approach trendy boutiques to haul your wares. First, create a catalog of your designs or sell sheets with your designs and wholesale pricing information. Send the package to the shopper at a particular store, then make an appointment to meet with them. Many buyers have specified days and times to meet new jewelry sellers.
It’s time to grow
Deciding when to extend depends on your volume. The decision depends on your skill level, production size and profitability. If you can’t make your jewelry yourself well enough or fast enough, you need to outsource. There are contract shops in many major cities, and many also work by courier, so you don’t have to be physically there.
In fact, the world of jewelry design is full of options. As for what’s hot, be aware of fashion trends in your area. Note that upcoming jewelry trends include a return to yellow gold (a step back from the white gold and diamond phenomenon) and the addition of lots of color. Beads, stiletto earrings and layered necklaces also heat up. Long-term success comes from developing your own unique style through which you can interpret the ever-changing tide of trends.
The struggles to come
If you’re a struggling designer, the best you can do is accept that while it’s possible to succeed in this industry, regardless of the quicksand, it’s just going to take more work than you put in. would have planned. Overcoming industry challenges is the measure of your ability to succeed as a designer and the key to your success. Your motivation and determination will be tested – by employers, clients and contemporaries day after day.
Diversify your skills wherever possible and look for passive income opportunities. Protect yourself when working in traditional employment situations by building a strong personal brand and developing a powerful network of contacts who may be useful in the future. The gig economy and crowd-sourcing aren’t going away. Learn how to market and sell your services on value, not price, and how to leverage these elements instead of directly competing with them. Remember that quality always matters and no matter how many people are competing on the field, the top is always sparse. Set your sights on mountain climbing.