Tips for making money selling your handcrafted earrings & unique bracelets
Halloween is my favorite time of year, not only because of the free candy but because it means Christmas is coming. To most people that means running from mall to mall trying to find the most unique gifts for all the people on their Christmas gift list, to me it is the best time of year to sell handmade jewelry and unique gifts. Create your own handmade jewelry niche. Your customer will recognize your jewelry with its style and technique you created them in. Without a specific niche, your sales might not increase.
If you make handcrafted earrings in colorful designs this is the time of year you have been waiting for. Whether your business is in the real world or on the internet it is not too late to take advantage of the Christmas season. Create deals for your customers. If they buy your jewelry in sets like handcrafted earrings & unique bracelets you can give them a better jewelry set price. This way you will be encouraging your customers to buy more.
Your local mall is probably the best place to start, many malls will let local artisans set up a kiosk to sell their handmade jewelry and gifts at reasonable rental rates for the Christmas season. The holidays are the best time to sell your handmade earrings and handmade bracelets. It is also great advertising for the rest of the year as well so make sure to include your card with every purchase. know what your customers are looking for. Listen to them and ask questions. If they want plain jewelry, or in animal and wildlife designs, do they want smaller or large size earrings? Knowing what your customers will help you greatly when making your jewelry.
Selling unique jewelry pieces at craft shows, art and craft fairs and festivals could be one of the ways to sell. At Christmas time there are many local shows where you can display your handcrafted jewelry. When first starting to sell handmade jewelry at craft shows you will meet thousands of new targeted customers. You can be very successful in generating not only cash flow but also in inspiring your creativity. Testing your handmade earrings and handmade bracelets designs at craft fairs will ensure that all your jewelry designs sell well. Doing craft shows can be a great learning experience to know what retail jewelry customers are looking for. Do not forget, your price points are very important, By lowering your prices for a few dollars might help to increase your sales.
Trunk shows and home parties are another great way of selling handmade earrings for Christmas gifts. If you have a large social circle and a selling personality this could be just the market for you. Copper Reflections have many customers who started by selling to their friends and co-workers, gradually growing and re-investing the profit until their hobby turned into a successful handmade jewelry business.
Many people have been selling their handmade jewelry at wholesale jewelry prices to retail gift shops, gift stores, and trading posts. Especially the gift stores that focus on more unique handcrafted jewelry and handmade gifts can do very well. Although your profit is not as high when you sell handmade jewelry bracelets, the quantities are much higher and in the long run, your business will be much stronger. Instead of selling retail at 30 shows a year, you will have hundreds of stores selling your jewelry year-round.
Selling handmade jewelry and gifts has never been easier online with websites such as Etsy or E-bay. There is a wide range of sites specifically aimed at the handcrafted jewelry market. These sites take the work out of your own independent website with many perks of being involved in a community website.
In order to succeed, you must be aware of the importance of high quality, reasonable handmade jewelry and/or wholesale jewelry prices and the most unique jewelry. You would know that when all these conditions are realized in real life the business becomes successful. This, of course, goes for all kinds of business, not only handmade wholesale jewelry business. You should always give the exclusive rights to your wholesale jewelry customers, especially for small-town gift shops. This will always work well for you, like handmade jewelry suppliers as well as gift store owners.