When we started making handmade jewelry way back in the eighties our handmade earrings were honestly quite huge. At the time that was the latest fashion trend and our handcrafted jewelry was selling well in abstract and flower jewelry designs. In the nineties, dangle earrings styles were smaller and we began focusing more on animal jewelry, wildlife jewelry and Native American jewelry designs. Over the last ten years our focus has changed to wholesale jewelry, we have updated our styles, designs and created new techniques to create the most unusual and unique handmade jewelry available in the wholesale handcrafted jewelry marketplace. Constant change and re-creation is needed to compete in the handmade jewelry niche. Every handcrafted jewelry artisan needs to keep pace with the latest fashion trends to create the best selling handmade earrings and handmade bracelets.
The invention of the internet has changed the way we market our handmade jewelry. We now have the entire world to compete with. You can no longer depend on just local customers you have to reach out and inspire the entire planet. It seems like a daunting task but creating new handmade jewelry is a passion and striving to be the best has always been the goal. You have to always be aware of the upcoming fashion trends and stay ahead of the competition.
A quick stop at the local arts and crafts store can give you many ideas and materials to make your own unique handcrafted jewelry in the latest fashion styles. 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, ear wires and tools.
The most important part 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.
A great 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 designing horse jewelry, watch how the horse moves. You will notice that horses all have the same characteristic moves and if you can capture them with your imagination you will come up with outstanding horse jewelry bracelets and earrings. You can even design a matching horse necklace 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 horse jewelry, animal 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 handmade jewelry makes them money. If you want to turn your hobby into a successful handmade jewelry business you will need to stay ahead of your competitors and create the fashion trends of tomorrow. Wholesale jewelry customers require fresh and innovative handcrafted jewelry lines each season highlighting the latest trending styles and designs.
This is an original article by Jennifer Hisir of Handmade Jewelry by Copper Reflections.