Have you ever thought about creating and selling beautiful jewelry? Does it seem like something you would love to do, but you don’t know where to start?
It can be intimidating to start your own business, to say the least. Fortunately, starting a jewelry business isn’t as difficult as you might think. In this article, we’ll tell you the 3 main things you need to get started.
Starting a Jewelry Business Necessities
So, what exactly do you need to get a successful jewelry enterprise up and running? Here are the most important things you’ll need to have when starting out with your jewelry business.
1. You Need an Idea
The first thing you need to have is a great idea. If you aren’t completely sure what kind of jewelry you want to make, take the time to find inspiration online.
Look at your favorite brands and designers to get an idea of what you like and what you don’t like. You’ll be able to find your aesthetic by putting your own unique spin on things and learning what’s already out there.
Brainstorm all the different ideas that you can think of for your business and what type of jewelry you’d like to create. Develop your brand’s story to help guide you along the way. What type of jewelry do you want to sell? Is it fine jewelry, novelty statement pieces, affordable everyday wear?
2. You Need Good Designs
Once you have a clear business idea, it’s time to start sketching out your designs. You don’t have to be a top-notch artist or have a design degree to do this successfully. The important thing is that you be as specific as possible in your designs.
Include exact measurements, stone types, metal options, etc. You want to be able to really showcase what you’ll be making, especially if you’ll be looking for investors or business partners in the future.
3. You Need the Right Supplies
To start bringing your ideas to life, you’ll need the right tools and materials. There are jewelry making kits available at all different price points. You should make sure to have things like pliers, wire cutters, jump rings, and clasps.
Where you source your materials will depend on what kind of jewelry you plan on making. If your designs are for high-end, fine jewelry, you’re not going to be shopping in the same place that you would if you were creating affordable, accessible trinkets.
Do some research and find out where the brands you love get their materials. Once you have the supplies you need, you can start jewelry making!
Starting a jewelry business is not as hard as it may seem. If you have these three things, you’re going to be ahead of the game when starting your own company. Why not get started today creating the business of your dreams?
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Wayne Probert is a senior reporter at Zobuz, covering state and national politics, and he is a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Before joining Zobuz, he worked as a freelance journalist in Kentucky, having been published by dozens of outlets including NPR, the Center for Media.