Creating Handcrafted Jewelry That Sells

Handmade Hair Clips in Colorful Artwork

How to Create Handmade Jewelry that Sells Well

Creating Handcrafted Jewelry That Sells; Summer is the season for art shows, craft fairs, festivals, and jamborees. Many of these have been running for decades and draw great crowds. You would think that this would be the perfect environment to sell handmade jewelry. However, sometimes the sales are disappointing. Maybe it is too hot or raining or everyone is saying your prices are too high.

Enchanting Hummingbird Earrings
Hummingbird Earrings Created in Watercolor Artwork

There are many ways to get inspiration when creating your jewelry. You can get inspired by animals, wildlife, nature, and also the great painters’ paintings. Finding a niche that draws your customers’ attention is the way to go. There are so many different materials you can use when making your handcrafted jewelry, Deciding on the materials metal, stone, wire, beads, and shells that you are more comfortable with and you are more skilled in is a good idea. Always keep in mind that customers have perceived value in their minds. If your jewelry creations are unique that they have not seen everywhere, good quality, and reasonable price then you have created great selling handmade jewelry.

Especially in summer, shows tend to attract people who are looking for lower price points. For these times, it is important to have a diversified price range. If, in general, your jewelry is elaborate and high priced, you need to also create some lower-priced earrings and bracelets. This diversification will ensure that every show is a good show.

Native Earrings Handmade in Maroon Colors
Handmade SW Native Earrings

Many of the summer shows have a theme like horse, cat, and dog shows. Having the right selection for each is essential. Over the years we have added many new designs to attract every type of customer, our latest being dog jewelry.  Listening to your customers is extremely important and following up by creating something that will appeal to them personally.

Chihuahua Bracelet, Unique Dog Jewelry
Dog Jewelry, Chihuahua Bracelet

We have tried to cover many different areas with our unique designs so that where ever we display our work there are themes that are popular with the audience. It takes time to learn what sells in what place but after a few shows in an area you will have a better idea of what the public wants.

Handcrafted Copper Bracelets with Colorful Feather Artwork
Feather Bracelets Handmade from Copper

It is difficult to predict the weather but having the correct items at the right price for the market will greatly increase your chances of having the best summer season ever. With over 30 years of experience, we have participated in many shows in Canada and the United States. There is an opportunity everywhere so don’t be discouraged because something positive may come out of even the worst show. You never know when you could meet with a local store owner who loves your handmade jewelry and continues to carry it for years.

Art Jewelry, Stunningly Unique Horse Necklaces
Horse Jewelry Necklaces

Discover the new eye-catching handmade jewelry designs

Creating Handcrafted Jewelry That Sells; Well now, it has been a seriously long time since my last post. We have been extremely busy creating new designs for our handmade jewelry, bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces. Check out all our latest styles including art jewelry designs by renowned American artists Lynn Bean, Jo Lynch, Nick Gustafson, and Bob Coonts.  Alaska Jewelry has a large assortment of Alaska-inspired colorful designs that are made as Alaska bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings in matching sets. You will discover eagle, moose, wolf, bear, sea otter, puffin, polar bear, and many more Alaskan animal jewelry. There are also many new handmade jewelry designs in Native Alaska earrings and bracelets.

Cut Out Copper Feather Bracelets
Copper Feather Bracelets Handcrafted in colorful feather artwork in a gorgeous cut out feather bracelet designed by Lynn Bean

Dog Jewelry and gifts are available as dog earrings, bracelets, lockets, key chains, pillboxes, and cardholders.

Wholesale Dog Jewelry, Boston Terrier Bracelet
Boston Terrier Bracelet

We hope you will enjoy browsing through all our newest designs. Here is just a sampling of our new additions.

American Eagle Bracelets
Alaska Jewelry, Flying Eagle Bracelet

Each piece of handmade jewelry is carefully created in fine detail from the initial designing through the actual crafting. When we are creating designs for earrings, bracelets, and rings, these delicate details result in meaningful and elegant handmade jewelry that everyone will love to wear and enjoy for years to come.


Handmade Copper Rings in Alaskan Wildlife Scene, Killer Whales
Colorful Killer Whales Handmade Copper Rings

All these unique designs such as whales, horses, hummingbirds, butterflies, eagles, wolves, and cats have meanings and can help you appreciate the beauty of animals, wildlife, and nature.

Howling at Moon Wolf Earrings
Wolf Earrings Handmade Drop Earrings

We are looking for artists to work with. To create their artwork in our jewelry style. Please see samples of the art jewelry designs we have made from the stunning artwork of Lynn Bean, Jo Lynch, Bob Coonts, and Nick Gustafson.

Dog Jewelry Beagle Earrings
Cute Beagle Earrings

Leather bracelets are made by hand from real cow leather and embellished with copper designs that are handcrafted in colorful artwork and also earth tones copper, silver, and black patina.

Monarch Butterfly Leather Bracelets
Handmade Leather Bracelets in Monarch Butterfly Design

We have been working on new bracelets designs. Our feather copper earrings have been selling well and we came up with many unique feather earrings in earth tones and colorful designs. Some of the feather designs are created by famous American painter Lynn Bean who is one of the top painters for The Trail of Painted Ponies. You can see some other feather theme jewelry on our website. When we design our handmade jewelry we always try to make them in matching sets, earrings, bracelets, rings, hair clips, necklaces, etc.

Copper Feather Bracelets
Cut Out Copper Feather Bracelets

Creating Handcrafted Jewelry That Sells; You will find a huge collection of colorful jewelry handmade using techniques that we have developed over the last year. The designs include all of our best-selling themes with plenty of hummingbirds, butterflies, horses, wolves, and many more. We are sure these colorful handmade bracelets, earrings, and rings will be your stores’ best-selling handmade jewelry designs.

Bob Coonts Horse Bracelets
Horse Bracelets Designed by Bob Coonts

Each piece is created by the skilled artisans of Copper Reflections from designing to crafting at our workshop. Over the years, we have developed different jewelry-making techniques which made our jewelry unique. Our amazing jewelry creations are being sold in national parks gift stores, trading posts, and gift shops throughout the United States and Canada.

The way you display your jewelry is very important. The way you display that shows how much value you give to your handmade jewelry. It could decrease the value if you just throw them onto a table, looking messy. With a good way of displaying them, you can make it easier for your customers to find the design they are looking for. A good display will increase the perceived value of your jewelry and will help to sell more.


Almond Blossom hair clips inspired by Van Gogh famous Almond Blossom painting
Special Handmade Jewelry, Van Gogh Jewelry, Almond Blossom Hair Clips

We have been making art jewelry from some of the famous paintings of worldwide renowned painters. You will love the Starry Night, Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers, and Irises paintings of Vincent Van Gogh jewelry including earrings, bracelets, rings, and hair clips. These art jewelry pieces are all made into matching jewelry sets if you wish you purchase earrings, bracelets, and rings as jewelry sets.

Van Gogh famous Starry Night painting inspired handmade bracelets
Van Gogh jewelry, Famous Starry Night jewelry bracelets handmade by talented artisans in amazing colors


Brightly colored alcohol ink art Native earrings
Native American earrings handmade from copper by highly skilled artisans

It has been a long and enjoyable journey for Copper Reflections’ handmade jewelry business, having started creating unique crafts in 1985 on the artisan street of Vancouver, Canada. Along the way, we have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most talented artists in North America, and would like to thank them for their inspirational motifs and designs that helped to make us the great handmade jewelry makers we are today. The source of our robust work ethics is the feedback we receive from our customers, and we would like to thank everyone for their support, suggestions, and open-mindedness.

Lynn Bean, Jo Lynch, Bob Coonts, and Nick Gustafson are some of the top artists we work with. We created earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, and hair clips from their paintings in matching jewelry sets. Lynn is well known for her beautiful watercolor. Making the bearer of the jewelry happy and satisfied with their purchase has always been the main priority in our wholesale handmade jewelry business.


Copper Hummingbird Choker Necklace
Hummingbird Choker Necklaces Handmade by the Skilled Artisans and designed by Lynn Bean

Since we started Copper Reflections it has been a pleasure traveling all over North America, meeting new people who have shown their interest in the craft that we have been mastering. Without encouragement from our customers, we would never have been able to continue our handmade jewelry business for over 34 years.

Claude Monet Art Jewelry Bracelets
Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol Painting Inspired Bracelet

We have been expanding on our art jewelry using the famous paintings of world-renowned painters and making them on art jewelry bracelets, earrings, rings, hair clips, and necklaces in matching sets. Some of the famous painters include Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Claude Monet.

Art Jewelry Earrings Created in Monet's Water Lily Pond
Monet jewelry, water lily earrings inspired by Claude Monet’s lily pond painting

We have been working on our jewelry since 1985. We have created the techniques and the designs ourselves over the years. We have participated in many craft shows in Canada and the US, and we believe that we are the only ones making this type of jewelry. We go through 32 steps to complete each piece. Copper sheets are polished and silver-plated and the designs are printed onto the silver-plated surface. Then the shapes are cut out by hand using shears or cutting tools. Each piece is diamond cut by hand to make them sparkle.

We love working with our customers to create unique designs exclusively for you.  We can also design, personalize and custom makes your designs onto wholesale jewelry orders with small minimum order quantities. Please contact us for details.