Want to start selling jewelry, but don't know where to start? Get answers
about selling jewelry at a home jewelry party, a gem and jewelry show and other offline places.
I sold my first piece of jewelry by accident. Someone saw me wearing some earrings that I had made and asked me to make them a pair.
I was prepared to make them for free. But, to my surprise, they offered to pay. I was totally unprepared.
After that, I learned how to sell jewelry through a lot of trial and error before getting some help.
I have sold my jewelry part-time at my work place, home jewelry parties and a few craft fairs.
There are no shortage of places at which to sell your jewelry. But, you must do a little research to match your style of jewelry to the venue.
In other words, you must make sure that your typical customer is the type of person who would attend a particular event - craft fair, gem or jewelry show.
Or shop at a particular place - consignment shop, online jewelry selling site.
If you sell high end jewelry made of intricate beadwork that took you hours to make, you may not want to sell it at your church bazaar or local craft fair.
Why? Because people who usually attend these types of events usually look for bargains. And, after hours of painstaking work you will not want to sell intricate beadwork at bargain prices. Would you?
So, the trick is to find the type of place where your customer will most likely frequent and sell your jewelry there.
In the long run, you will save time and energy by first researching and learning from others how to sell jewelry before you start selling jewelry.
Here are a few places and resources to explore for selling your handcrafted jewelry offline.
Want to sell your handcrafted jewelry? Take your home jewelry business to work. Here, learn the dos and don'ts of how to sell jewelry where you work.
At work is where I first sold my jewelry, and still do. It is very rewarding. And some co-workers provide lots of encouragement.
Home jewelry parties are a great way to begin to sell jewelry. After I sold jewelry at work for awhile, I began to sell my jewelry through home jewelry parties.
At my home jewelry parties, I learned a lot about my customers' needs and wants. Here, learn the keys to having a successful home jewelry party of your own.
Of course, selling your jewelry at a craft fair or a gem and jewelry show is a next logical step.
On a few occasions a couple of friends and I held small jewelry shows as fundraisers at work. Then, a friend and I tried to sell our jewelry at a car show.
I must admit that this avenue of selling jewelry did not suit me. (Too much time spent in one place all day.)
You may fell differently and want give it a try. If so, here is an ebook that will help: Ultimate Guide to Your Profitable Jewelry Booth, by Rena Klingenberg. She shares success tips, strategies, and secrets that she discovered over several years of selling handcrafted jewelry at jewelry shows.
I wish you much success with making and selling your handcrafted jewelry!