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Jewelry Making as a Business

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Some thoughts on how to turn your
jewelry making hobby into a business.

Designs that Sell
(Suggested Price)


Simple Earrigns jewelry making project made with beads and jewelry wire.
($8 - $10)

Queen of Clubs Jewelry Making Project made with beads and jewelry wire.
($8 to $12)

Four Leaf Clover Bracelet Jewelry Making Project made with Swarovski Glass Beads and jewelry wire.
($19 to $29)

Money Earrings
($19 to $39)

Classic Hoop
($11 to $16)

Corkscrew Earrings jewelry making project
($14 to $22)

Chandelier Earrings Jewelry Making Project
($18 to $26)


($15 to $29)

  • Find the sales venue that works for you.  Consider E-Bay, craft shows, selling on consignment, home parties and flea markets.  (There is a lot of competition on the Internet so this is probably not the easiest place to start selling jewelry.)
  • Make jewelry to sell in a wide variety of prices.  Make some earrings to sell in the $10 to $14 price range, as well as some bracelet/necklace/ earring sets to sell in the over $60 price range. 
  • Make bracelet and earring sets and necklace and earring sets with matching beads and styles.  Most people prefer matching jewelry but it is hard to find.  This differentiates your jewelry from commercial jewelry. 
  • "Selling" is an active verb.  When at craft shows or flea markets talk to as many people as you can.  Any conversation to have them view you as a person and stop long enough to view your jewelry is helpful. 
  • Everyone has an opinion about pricing the jewelry you make.  The only opinion that carries any weight is the customers.  Price your jewelry to sell at a price that makes you comfortable with the return on your time.  Don't expect to get $20 per hour for your time at the beginning.  Adjust these prices as you learn what people are willing to pay in your area.  Some people use a rule of thumb for initial pricing as three time the costs of the materials.  Remember that prices that work in New York City won't work in rural Wisconsin.  In general, your prices will need to be lower than the same item would sell for in a jewelry store.
  • Begin your jewelry selling business with pieces that are easy to make.  In general, people will not pay for the time involved in making complex and artistic jewelry.  They like to look at it, but they will probably purchase less expensive jewelry. 
  • Consider selling the jewelry making projects shown on this page.  They are all relatively quick to make and have proven customer interest .  You can find more earring designs here, bracelet designs here, necklace designs here and ring and other designs here.

Duplex Bracelet Jewelry Making Project
($39-$45)

Square Earrings Jewelry Making Project Square Earrings Jewelry Making Project   Pearl Shoulder Duster Chandelier Earrings Jewelry Making Project
($7-$14)          ($7-$14)        ($29-$40)

1/2 Drilled Pearl Beads Jewelry Making Project 1/2 Drilled Pearl Beads Jewelry Making Project
($9 to $13)

Gemstone Earrings Jewelry Making Project  Gemstone Earrings Jewelry Making Project
($20 to $59)

Men's Jewelry Wire & Gemstone Tie Chain Jewelry Making Design
Men's Tie Chain
($29 to $49)

Designs that Sell
(Suggested Price)


Money Wire & Beads Jewelry Making Design
($25 to $40)

Paper Clip Earrings
($10 - $15)

Four Leaf Clover Earrings
($9 - $12)

Spiral Diamond Necklace
($24 - $34)

Beaded Chandelier Earrings
($19 to $26)

4 Dangle Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project
($18 to $26)

Select any picture above to view our step-by-step instructions for that jewelry making project. 

Our experience in selling jewelry that we have made is limited to the times that we demonstrate our WigJig tools at shows.  In general, we don't sell the jewelry that we make, but we do talk to many people who do.  If you would like to share your experiences in making and selling jewelry, please send us an e-mail.  We will post all inputs on jewelry making as a business here

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Last modified: October 23, 2014

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