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...]

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...]

Successfully Sell Your Jewellery Online with Social Media

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Successfully sell your jewellery online with social media Wondering how can I sell my jewellery online? When you’re starting out as a small jewellery business it can be difficult to engage with customers online – but more and more small businesses are now harnessing the extensive reach that social media can bring. By setting up and carefully managing a range of social media … [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...]

Gemstone Focus: Agate

Agate is very similar in its composition to Quartz (Silicon Dioxide), but can be identified from its distinctive curved banding which occurs in a variety of different ways. One of the most common and recognisable effects is the concentric banding, which is similar in appearance to the inside of a tree trunk when sliced through. Due to its porosity, Agate is often dyed to … [Read more...]

How to: Simple Silver Box

by John Ross Give your loved one something hand made to keep their precious items safe with this project for a Simple Silver Box. You will need: Adjustable Saw Frame (999 738) Grade 2 Saw Blades (999 4353) Planishing Hammer (997 3111) Rawhide Mallet (997 3118) Round Plain Triblet (997 3616) Planishing Dome Stake (997 174D) Steel Soldering Probe (999 … [Read more...]

Men’s Jewellery Inspiration

According to statistics released by Key Note who are an organisation that analyse market performance, the UK Jewellery and Watch Industry were worth an estimated £5bn at the end of 2013, with a reported growth of 3% in 2014. Whilst the report cannot give detailed information for each sector of the jewellery market, it does highlight areas of growth and decline which give us a … [Read more...]