Handmade jewelry can be a great way to express your unique style and it can even turn into a career. You have been experimenting making your own handmade jewelry since you were young, but you are never quite sure what to do with all of the handmade earrings and bracelets that are piling up. Aside from being a personal gift to give your family and friends, your handcrafted jewelry designs could be the source of a nice extra income for you. Creating your own handmade jewelry is different than trying to sell handcrafted jewelry and these suggestions might be useful to keep in mind.
The hardest part for most people who are dreaming of a handmade jewelry business of their own is just getting their nerve up and going for it. Starting your own business can be a scary process, taking small steps is a good way to get started. The key to beginning any business is to educate your self as much as possible, take a deep breath and just do it. There are few operating expenses if you have a home based business. You need to have jewelry making tools according what type jewelry you would like to make, but you probably already have much of what you need already.
A quick stop at the local arts and crafts store can give you many ideas and materials to make your own unique handcrafted jewelry. It does not have to be difficult or take a lot of time to learn how to make unique jewelry pieces like handmade earrings and handmade bracelets. It is a good idea start thinking about the style of the jewelry that you would like to make. Planning is the most important part. When you are imagining and doing the thinking as to what type of jewelry to make, you also have to take into consideration the techniques, jewelry tools and the parts you will need. So the style and the design of the jewelry will also depend on the abilities, supplies, tool and jewelry making technique that you can use. If it is creating jewelry with using gemstones and beads then it would be easier. All you have to do is to find a jewelry parts and findings supplier and buy the stones, wires and ear wires and tools.
One of the most important parts is bringing your own creative style to the handcrafted jewelry pieces that you make. It is very important that you choose jewelry designs customers want to buy. When coming up with handmade jewelry ideas keep in mind what people would like, not what you would like. The more creative you are and the more unusual materials you use will determine how unique your handcrafted jewelry pieces appear and ultimately how well your handmade earrings and unique bracelets will sell. This is what will set your handmade jewelry apart from the others.
You should find out what other people think about your jewelry, the easiest way to do this is to set up a small exhibition in your own home and invite some people to come and have a look. Your friends and family will be able to give you an honest opinion about what they think about your jewelry. If you have a little bit of luck you might even sell your first piece of jewelry.
Another really good way of showing your handcrafted jewelry is to get a booth at the arts and crafts fairs in your local area. These will give you a fantastic opportunity to show off your handmade jewelry as people that attend these craft fairs will be interested in what you are producing. These events are perfect for getting the word out there about your jewelry. If you are talking with your customers, even making custom design jewelry pieces for them, you can get lots of jewelry design ideas from them. For me, customers have always been a great source of inspiration. If you listen to them you can also mix these ideas with your creative ideas and style. Once you finish your unique earrings or handmade bracelets, you will be able to see the final result of your creation and might like to modify some parts. While you are doing these, you might even get other inspirations. Sometimes great ideas come from while you are fixing a jewelry piece.
The biggest challenge for many handmade jewelry designers is to find inspirations for new designs and techniques to add that personal creative flair to the jewelry designs that will give you an edge in the market place. If you are think of cat jewelry watch the moves of the cats how they play. You will notice that cats all have the same characteristic moves and if you can capture them with your imagination you will come up with outstanding cat jewelry bracelets and earrings. You can even design a matching cat necklace for them as people love earrings, bracelet and necklace jewelry sets. There are a number of necessary talents, not the least of which is a good eye, artistic creativity, and a certain skill with small tools.
Nature, animals, wildlife, historical motifs and native designs are also a great source for inspirations for making animal jewelry, horse jewelry and other unique handmade jewelry designs. All it is you need trained eyes to see them and create them in your own style. We might all be looking at the same thing but seeing different things and we all different imagination of seeing things to get inspirations from. Finding your own niche in the marketplace takes time and patience. When you become known for a certain style of handmade jewelry your sales will skyrocket, people will know what to expect and think of you when they are looking for special unique gifts.
Many people are very creative and learn quickly how to combine and use materials to make extraordinary handmade jewelry pieces. There are many jewelry making kits, magazines and websites that can help to quicken your learning process. For those who find creating handmade jewelry difficult, there are many wholesale jewelry suppliers who specialize in unique handcrafted jewelry. Search online to find many jewelry wholesalers who supply unique and unusual jewelry that you can sell to your customers from your handmade jewelry website or at local arts and craft shows.
Many people are surprised how quickly selling their handmade jewelry makes them money. In no time, you may be ready to quit that day job and become the boss full time. Try these suggestions if you want to turn your hobby into a successful handmade jewelry business.
Everyone would prefer handmade gifts and handmade jewelry as a special gift for someone. The most important reason is that they would be looking for something unique, something unusual; a jewelry gift that you can not find everywhere. They might be buying that handcrafted jewelry piece for themselves or for a special present, maybe a birthday gift, anniversary, Christmas gift or it could be just to say how much we care.
Finding the most unusual, most unique handmade jewelry will make the receiving person happy knowing that you have put an extra effort into choosing the perfect gift especially for them. With a great deal of time invested in creating handmade jewelry unique handmade jewelry pieces could be beautiful handmade bracelets, handmade earrings or handcrafted necklaces. Keep in mind that these will be cherished by your someone special reminding them that they have a place in your heart.
There are so many choices when it comes to handmade jewelry that you will be able to find something that is just perfect. Handcrafted jewelry is an important fashion accessory for any outfit. Take the same care with choosing unique handmade jewelry as you would with the rest of your wardrobe. Handmade jewelry is the finishing touch for the over all look. If it is a special jewelry gift that you are giving to your friends, it will also make you happy to see your friends smiling and happy when they receive this unique handmade jewelry that you searched for a long time to find.
You must ask yourself what you want your handmade jewelry to represent. Handcrafted artisan jewelry can be the focus or it can be more subtle to complement your outfit. If you are going to a special event or party, make sure that your handmade jewelry is appropriate for the occasion. A pair of long dangle earrings may be perfect with one of your sexy black dresses for a night out, but would not be appropriate for a conservative business dinner.
When buying handmade jewelry, determine how much you want to spend. Decide how often you will wear the piece and how long you will wear it. If you are purchasing a timeless piece that you will wear often, you may want to consider investing more money in a quality piece of handcrafted jewelry or a matching handmade earrings and handmade bracelets set. However, if you are looking for a trendy jewelry piece to go with a specific outfit, consider spending less because you will not get as much use out of it.
When looking for jewelry, think outside of the box. There is so much beautiful handmade jewelry out there that you can find amazing pieces that are not from a famous designer. You can even mix designer and artisan jewelry for your own signature look.
For a change of pace consider copper jewelry. The natural warmth and earthy tones will always enhance the style you are trying to achieve. Copper jewelry is often sought after by those who like an ethnic look but more and more it can also be found making an appearance among the collections of high end jewelry designers. It offers an affordable alternative to pricier rose gold due to its lovely pinkish hue when copper is at its most natural state. The warmth of copper jewelry makes it a pleasing fashion accessory perfect for every occasion.
When choosing rings, you can go all out. There are so many styles to choose from that you are sure to find a ring that is perfect for any outfit or any occasion. You can find intricate and dainty designs or you can find rings that are so large that they are almost overwhelming. Consider the size of hand and fingers when choosing a ring. If you have skinny fingers, it is better to find smaller, more delicate rings. Large, over-sized rings look great on a woman who has thicker fingers.
When purchasing other jewelry, there are some things to keep in mind. Make sure you choose the right length of handcrafted necklaces. To find the right length, measure some of the necklaces that you own to determine your favorite length. If you are choosing for a specific outfit make sure that the handmade necklace length will complement and not draw attention away from your face.
When you are looking for earrings, remember that you can find an endless array of shapes, styles and sizes. The larger the size of the earring, the more noticeable it will be. If you have delicate features, large, over-sized earrings may overpower you. If you have an oval-shaped face, you can wear basically any style and size of earring that you want. If your face is round, avoid large hoops or button earrings because they can make your face look wider. Dangling earrings will help to make your face look longer. If your face is rectangular in shape, avoid dangling earrings and choose smaller stud earrings instead.
The options for handmade jewelry are endless. No matter what your style, taste or budget you will be able to find pieces that you love. You can use your handcrafted jewelry to make a statement or to complement your outfit. When choosing handmade earrings and handmade bracelets, purchase pieces that you love and that you feel comfortable with. Experiment and have a little fun. It may take some trial and error to find that perfect necklace or ring but patience has its own rewards. This unique handcrafted jewelry will be enjoyed and considered as a precious memory for many years.