Use your creativity to profit in a jewelry-making business.
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Many people enjoy wearing handmade jewelry. The beauty of the handmade jewelry is a draw in addition to the fact that consumers are unlikely to see others wearing the same pieces. If you have an eye for design and enjoy working with your hands, you can start your own in-home jewelry business. You can sell your jewelry online as well as in person and even find stores willing to display your collections for you.
Learn how to make jewelry. For example, you'll need to learn about different jewelry-making materials, sizing jewelry, and picking and attaching closures. You may learn such things in a jewelry-making class or even through book, Internet or video tutorials.
Purchase a jewelry-making kit from a craft-supply store. Often, these kits include materials for making jewelry as well as tools. You may also purchase a supply of beads, wire, clasps and other jewelry-making components to supplement those in the kit.
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Experiment with making various types of jewelry at home. The practice may help you to perfect your designs.
Prepare a business plan for your in-home jewelry-making business. Include the costs of startup supplies and advertisements as well as the money you'll need to keep your business running until you start to earn significant profits. You may also include plans for expanding your business with more jewelry or with items that complement your jewelry collections.
Contact your local department of business licensing or a similar agency to learn whether you will need a business license. Many jurisdictions will require you to purchase a business license, despite that fact that you will run your business from home.
Register a fictitious name for your business if you will not use your own full name. You may have to pay a small fee to register it. Your local office of business registration may provide information on business name registration.
Create jewelry samples that represent your best work. You can use these samples on a website and in brochures and fliers.
Design a website through which to sell your jewelry. Include plenty of pictures, so potential customers can see the types of creations you can make.
Create fliers, brochures and business cards to give out to those who might be interested in purchasing from your in-home jewelry business. Include pictures of your samples in on your fliers and brochures.