Do I Need An Accountant For My Small Jewellery Business?

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You’ve finally set up your dream business and your beautiful jewellery is starting to sell. But managing the jewellery accounting and finances can be tough to handle, especially for new starters. So when is the best time to invest in an accountant? Read our helpful guide for tips and help when it comes to accounting for small businesses. Accounting For Small Businesses: Do I … [Read more...]

How To Torch Fire Enamel

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Teaching yourself how to torch fire enamel? Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Although it can be an intimidating project at first glance, torch enamelling is a simple way of creating varied finishes that will stand out, and help you to refine your torch firing techniques. Use our step–by-step-guide below on how to torch fire enamel, and you’ll be creating … [Read more...]

Review: Knew Concepts

By Jo Varney Marketed with the tagline, ‘a cut above’, Knew Concepts offer a range of state of the art jewellery tools which aim to maximise efficiency and productivity. They are known for their great design and superior quality materials, so when I was asked to road test a range of their products, I was very interested to see how they measured up, in terms of performance … [Read more...]

How To Get Your Jewellery Into Stores

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Sell Handmade Jewellery: Selling to Retailers Selling jewellery for your own business is one thing, but selling jewellery to retailers and stores is a whole new process. Ideally, you would like to sell your jewellery to stores to boost your publicity and gain profit – but how do you do this? Selling products to retailers can be handled professionally, and with great success – … [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...]

Review: Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit

by Nicky Moxey If you spend any time playing with wire, you’ve almost certainly got a favourite wire cutter. I had three – one of which I admit was stolen from my husband’s toolbox! Then along came the Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit. I also acquired the Xuron Four-in-one Crimper with Chain Nose Pliers at the same time. The kit comes in a handy fabric pouch, and consists of … [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...]

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

In our final installment of this beginner jewellery making tools series of blogs, we walk you through the tools of the trade you’ll need to refine and finish your latest precious metal projects. There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a long jewellery making project and reaching that rewarding stage of finishing the piece for a professional look and high shine. As a … [Read more...]

Metalsmithing For Beginners: Basic Metalworking Files & Techniques

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Build out your workbench step by step… Welcome back to our series of blogs exploring beginner jewellery making tools and the techniques you need to develop in order to become a pro-jewellery maker. In the last installment we looked at the 12 metal forming tools you need as a beginner. This installment is all about filing tools and techniques. Tools for cutting and filing … [Read more...]