In my current situation I am unable to do any metalwork. At the
moment I am unemployed and looking for work - despite all my best
efforts there doesn’t seem to be any work on the horizon.
I am considering other ways to try to start generating an income.
An idea has come to me, but I’m not sure how realistic it is. I am
thinking of making bead jewellery and then setting up a market stall
at one of the busy Sunday markets. I have never made jewellery
using beads before - I have never made any form of non-metal
jewellery. The pros with this idea would be that I would be
actively doing something useful with my time, I would be doing
"craft" type work and I could get back to making some form of
jewellery - this is something I could do in my bedroom.
The cons are what I’m not sure of, and this is the reason for my
post. If anyone has experience in this type of jewellery and selling
at market stalls I would really appreciate your advice on this. In
particular, I am not sure how much, if any, profit one could make
selling this type of jewellery after covering the cost of materials,
and the cost of the stall. I suppose it would come down to how much
you charge per item, and how many items you sell… and this depends
on what the materials are and what people want to buy for how much.
Any profit margin would be better than how I’m doing right now - if I
could make the equivalent to a part time income that would be enough
to start with.
In my struggle to overcome my current situation of having no income
I have been coming up with some pretty ridiculous solutions to the
problem… I’m not sure if this is one of those… or something I
could actually use. Thank you in advance for any advice or opinions
you can offer.