You state you love to make beaded gems? Why not? Gems making is a perfect self-start venture. It doesn’t require a great deal of exertion to make your pieces, your crude material expenses are not absurd and markups are high.
In any case, you as of now have umpteen pieces of jewelry and a gazillion hoops made up. You schlep them to each swap meet and specialty reasonable … and afterward you schlep them back home. You know they’re beautiful. For what reason would they say they aren’t selling and what would you be able to do to address the problem(s)?
My speculation is you haven’t separated your item or you aren’t displaying it well. I’m simply accepting your beaded work is stunning and of fine quality (or reasonable worth given the value you are inquiring).
Here are a couple of proposals explicit to beading and adornments business that may help.
Present Your Item Well
I’ve perused that crafters and craftsmen ought to be consistent with their art. Perfectionists state if your work is acceptable, individuals will purchase. Simply stay with it; the market will discover you.
In the interest of all craftsmen who love their work yet in addition need to sell it, I state “baloney”.
You’ve been to the specialty fairs. You’ve seen the excess of goldsmiths arranged one next to the other attempting to sell fundamentally the same as pieces.
How magnificent for the customer to have the option to correlation shop and deal with the crafters, isn’t that so? “All things considered, I love this piece, yet the person directly over yonder has one recently like it for $10 less. Would you be able to do any better on the cost?”
In the event that your pieces are that comparative, you have to display them in an unexpected way. To the extent the stock you’ve just made up, display it well.
Don’t simply lay it on a material on a card table like the vast majority do and anticipate that the gems should justify itself!
Similarly as you make visual intrigue in the adornments you make, do as such with your presentation. Make levels for both flat and vertical presentation. Try not to over-burden the space. Clients won’t have the option to see the trees for the woods.
One companion brings her own incandescent lamps to shows to truly feature her gems which she shows on a dark velvet foundation.
Put your most remarkable pieces out first.
Have pleasant craftsmanship cards depicting each piece: sort of stones or dots; where they are from; type and grade of metal.
Set out a pretty glass or metal dish with your business cards.
Review and duplicate flyers about yourself and your work. Individuals who purchase hand made pieces frequently need to know somewhat about the craftsman.
Where to Sell?
Consider different settings where you can show your work, particularly where you won’t be one among twenty different gem specialists.
On the off chance that you have a normal everyday employment and your adornments is reasonable, wear it to work. At the point when anybody praises it, make certain to let them (and all others in the region – don’t be bashful!) realize that you made it and would be glad to show them your different pieces during break or after work.
Wear your gems when you head out to have a great time and react in a similar way to any commendations. Attempt a gems party in your home.
The means above should assist you with working down that immense stock you began with.
Presently you’re left with pieces that (let’s face it) are simply not going to sell. You can: bring down the value; save them for yourself; or dismantle them and reuse whatever you can.
That is perhaps the hardest thing for a dot craftsman to do, I know. But on the other hand it’s one of the neatest.
As styles change and you’re left with pieces that are very antiquated, you can reuse the dots and discoveries and not lose your whole venture. As you go ahead with your art, it’s an ideal opportunity to consider how to …
Separate Your Item
Some portion of your previous issue may have been that you are utilizing units or free examples for your adornments. In spite of the fact that a large number of them are dazzling, they are not extraordinary.
What’s more, your expenses are higher than if you choose your own materials and structure your own pieces. It’s an ideal opportunity to draw out the craftsman inside!
Before you begin beading once more, truly study the market. On the off chance that you aren’t as of now doing as such, clasp and record photographs of slick adornments from lists, promotions and magazines.
In the event that accessible, cut out the thing portrayal and cost too. These are for motivation and to stay up with the latest about patterns that influence your craft.
Be mindful so as not to duplicate another craftsman’s work. Not exclusively will you have the very issue you had previously (that your work isn’t one of a kind); yet you could likewise have enormous lawful issues on the off chance that you are gotten.
Have a go at adding various materials to your collection. You can get them or make them yourself.
One of my companions restored her line by including dichroic glass globules. She had such enormous reaction and was so interested by the practically holographic look of the globules, that she took exercises, began making her own and afterward totally exchanged.
She started making exquisite dichroic plates, platters, plaques and jars. Prior to retirement, she was spoken to by eleven exhibitions in Hawaii and a few on the U.S. terrain.
Another companion began making bread batter dabs. I’m completely serious! She tried different things with plans from the Web. Her dots seem as though African exchange dots which cost somewhere in the range of 50 pennies to $100 each. Her expense is essentially nil – well with the exception of her significant time. How that for an extraordinary self-start venture!
For myself, I attempt to consider interesting approaches to utilize dots. For instance, I don’t simply make neckbands, I make eyeglass pieces of jewelry. They look pretty whether they are holding your glasses or not. The reasonableness is the thing that snatches my clients.
Try not to feel secured in the art strength stores for your materials.
Once in a while I buy economical watches with beautiful countenances for the sole reason for dismantling them and utilizing the appearances with my beadwork. Every now and again, I can utilize different parts too, similar to the catches and connections. Squander not; need not!
I’ve likewise made beaded wine glass charms and beaded glass votive size light holders.
You can do extremely fascinating things with globules and shaded wire: fold it over jars; structure it into moving words or individuals’ names either to be worn or stuck to a scrapbook page. You may have the option to get custom requests for your art business for something like this.