Five amazing pieces… pictures?
- How to start on a small budget. Starting on a small budget will
take time, and this is dependent on the type of jewellery you
manufacture. For example a girl that was a second year student with
me, just gave up the course because she wants to devote more time to
her jewellery business. She makes bead jewellery and is making an
absolute killing. Her secret, she’s not afraid to ask her friends for
help (her friends are models and another is a decent photographer).
The website was set up (I think by another friend), and she’s making
If you want to do traditional jewellery, then it costs more. You can
get away with using average tools, but you need to replace them as
soon as possible.
Also “small budget” is a relative term, but I like to think of small
budget as “not much money”, making do where you can and buying
equipment when you have to.
How to shop creations and get into great boutiques & stores. Ask.
Go to the stores show them what you have made, and how many you can
produce in a given time.
How can I get my own chain & links made. For the sake of a budget,
it’s cheaper to buy pre-made chains. Even jump rings could be bought
in bulk. Saving you time. Time “is” money.
What are the best online stores to sell to & other valuable
There are several online stores, but the best store would be your
own, little to no commissions. If you set up a PayPal shopping cart
then you can accept credit cards without a merchant agreement. Sure
PayPal take a cut, but they do a lot of the hard work, and it’s not
Regards Charles A.