Handmade Jewelry Business Tips

After struggling for several years to get my jewelry business going, I decided to get serious and make some changes in my approach. I set some goals and did some research and I would like to share with you what I discovered. I am still learning and growing my handmade jewelry business, but I have learned there are some basic areas that you will need to address and so I have broken this workshop up into the following subjects:

Planning, Selling, Marketing, Legal Concerns. 

As we go along this journey together, I will be adding more topics in this workshop. Some of them may come from questions and comments from you! Please see the bottom of the page to ask a question about your jewelry business or leave a comment. Have you discovered something that works well for you? Please share it. We would love to hear about it. You will also find business tips scattered throughout the workshop. 


Set up your Jewelry Business and make a plan


Explore different venues to sell your jewelry


Let people know you are making and selling jewelry


What you need to know to protect yourself


One of the biggest changes I made was that I stopped trying to create jewelry to please my customers and started making jewelry that inspired and moved me. Like this necklace set. This was a set I made for my neice who was getting married a couple of years ago. She loves silver and she loves pearls. I was just learning this new wire wrapping technique and decided to make a set of necklace and earrings for her for her wedding shower. The set turned out better than I expected, and she absolutely loved it. The amazing thing about it was that I posted the photos of it on my facebook page and immediately got some orders from some of my friends.

I found this to be true of all the pieces I made just because I wanted to try making that specific item. They turned into favorite purchases almost every time, whereas the items I made because I thought people would buy them, turned into "duds" almost every time. So make items that inspire you and those items will likely inspire your customers and move them to buy.