How To Use Headpins And Eyepins

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Using headpins and eyepins for jewellery making is an essential skill that, once mastered, will help you create a number of designs with minimal effort. Forming wire loops using headpins and eyepins is primarily to secure beads into place, but they don’t just have to be functional. A simple method can be used to make eyepin and headpin loops an additional feature of your … [Read more...]

How To Display Jewellery At A Craft Fair to Boost Sales

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Gone are the days when simply setting up your table and placing your designs on top of them guaranteed a steady stream of sales at a craft fair. To really make a mark at an established event, it’s vital to come up with some fresh craft fair display ideas that will set you apart from the hundreds of other jewellers in attendance. Take a look at our guide on how to display your … [Read more...]

Do I Need Insurance For My Jewellery Business?

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As a jewellery maker moving into the world of running a jewellery business, it pays to know the ins and outs of the legal requirements and obligations that come along with setting up a business. A key part of ensuring the safety of your assets, and your business, is to organise insurance for your jewellery business. There are a range of different options to consider when … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Setting Up An Online Jewellery Business

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Setting up an online jewellery business is undoubtedly an exciting prospect, but one that comes with questions like ‘where do I start?’ and ‘do I have enough know-how to make this work?’ These questions are completely reasonable – every jewellery business owner has them at first.  But while you may have questions about how to start a jewellery business online, there are some … [Read more...]

How to Custom Package your Jewellery

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How to use custom jewellery packaging to sell your pieces Bespoke jewellery packaging is the first and lasting memory that your customer will have once they receive their purchase from your online store. Unique jewellery packaging ideas can go a long way when it comes to ensuring that your customer returns when your new collection arrives. A carefully wrapped package will … [Read more...]

Top 7 tips for starting a jewellery business on Etsy

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7 top tips for starting a jewellery business on Etsy You’ve dedicated time and effort perfecting your jewellery craft and are now in a position to start selling your hand-crafted jewellery pieces online. One of the online channels where you can easily start selling your products is Etsy. Here you’ll find a global online marketplace of like-minded craftspeople who are selling … [Read more...]

Expert Advice on How to Price Your Jewellery

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How To Price Handmade Jewellery Pieces Competitively Pricing handmade jewellery often means walking a fine line, balancing the need to compete without devaluing your efforts and the time it takes to put together your designs. Profitability is the end goal, so making a realistic assessment of the cost of each and every piece, together with your overheads, is … [Read more...]

5 Top Tips On Applying To a Jewellery Craft Fair

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Are you in the process of filling out craft fair application forms? If this is your first time submitting craft show applications, you may be wondering about the competition, what the organisers are looking for and whether or not you’re going to win a prime spot on this year’s circuit. There are some tried and tested tips that you can use to help you apply to the best crafts … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Annukka Puotiniemi

Jewellery designer Annukka Puotiniemi's artistic, bold pieces stem from her Finnish roots, and she regularly makes use of Argentium Silver and natural elements in her designs. Find out more about Annukka, Cooksongold's Designer of the Month for July 2016, in the following interview where she spoke to us about her time in the jewellery making industry... Let us know a bit about … [Read more...]

Top 5: Beads and Stringing

Our Beads and Stringing category here at Cooksongold offers a wide and diverse selection of products, spanning everything from the very basic, to the completely obscure. There are far too many products to mention individually, so I thought instead I would take a look at our top 5 selling items across the subsections (Beads, Charm Beads, Base Metal, Stringing and Swarovski … [Read more...]