How Do I Begin to Sell Jewelry?

by Susan
(Augusta, GA)

I've been dabbling in making jewelry with beads for a few years now, but just for myself and my friends. I have a lot of beads that I just love! Lately, I've been thinking about selling my jewelry.

How can I begin selling my jewelry? Do I need a lot of jewelry making skills?

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Begin to Sell Your Jewelry at Work
by: Wanda

Excellent questions Susan!

Once we've been making jewelry for awhile, a lot of us naturally tend to want to begin to sell our jewelry.

And, no you don't need to know a lot of different jewelry making techniques. You can start selling your jewelry even if all you know how to do is stringing beads by crimping beading wire.

I would suggest that you begin to sell your jewelry at work. It's easy to do. Because you will know most of the people, you may be a little more comfortable with actually selling your jewelry to them vs. approaching strangers.

First, just start wearing your jewelry. People will begin to ask you about it. When they do, tell them that you made it yourself. More times than not, they will be surprised and ask you more about it.

This is your opportunity to offer to show them more of the jewelry you've made at a time that's convenient for them. Say at lunch time.

Don't worry if they decline. The word will get out that you make jewelry and before you know it, your co-workers will come to you to ask you to make a piece of jewelry for them.

A great piece to make and wear at work is a beaded lanyard. A lot of people already wear these to work. The more fashion conscious ladies may want a custom made bead lanyard.

This should get you started. Here is the link on with tips for selling jewelry at work:

Learn How to Sell Jewelry at Work

Wishing you much success with selling your handcrafted jewelry!


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