My Jewelry-making Hobby Could Be Business
I began making jewelry in 2005. I started to learn so I could create a few things for myself. The business woman in me saw it as a possible opportunity.
Earrings are relatively easy to make and, often times, choosing the beads takes longer that the assembly. I also like making them for the instant gratification of finishing a project quickly.
A Funky Re-Do
Reclaiming and refurbishing older pieces into new is a favorite of mine. When a client brings me old, discarded jewelry, or broken and mismatched items, I feel as if I have found a treasure.
This photograph with the gold flower post is a re-do of an original pair from the owner. The original had a lot of plastic beads. I used the original gold findings, but chose a collection of glass beads to make this into a funky new pair to have a brand new life. These are probably my favorite all-time pair I have ever made.
Simple earrings take five to ten minutes to make. This makes them a good choice to sell. Often, jewelry hobbyists will mark simple earrings with a 5-dollar price tag. Those who take business a bit more seriously will take a more artistic approach to the beads they choose, as well as the quality.
In the two color combinations of simple, prefabricated "beach glass" below, the basic construction took just a few minutes to assemble. I called them "Life's a Beach Glass." They were the perfect summer earrings for two customers. Each pair sold for 18 dollars.
Another design I made were called "Dangly Bits." They were constructed of Chinese crystal, pewter elements, and wire. Again, there were rather simple to make, but fun. They sold for 22 dollars.
The next earrings were a pair made for a friend of mine as a gift. She is very active in support and fundraising for breast cancer causes. This pair was made with pearls, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver components. I called this pair "Pink Hope."
Earrings are some of my favorite pieces to make because they can be made with very few components, yet look so wonderful. Easy, requiring little time for simple pieces, earrings can be some of the best options for beginning a jewelry business.
I also have done a fair amount of repair and restringing of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rosary beads.
To see more beaded creations from CocoGypsy (that's me), click the following links:
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