Recommended Resources

Here are just some of my favorite books that I use for reference

 
   
Bead Manager Pro

This is by far the best tool on the market designed to manage your jewelry selling business. It enables you to calculate the right price for your creations including wholesale orders, track your inventory of suppies and pieces, measure your sales, create a catalogue and more. Click here for more information.

Wire Work Secrets for Jewelry Makers

This is an excllent downloadable ebook and audio package by Christine Geirer. Christine covers tips and techniques to increase your skills as well as ways to save money. If you are just getting started or even if you have been working with wire as I have for some time you are guaranteed to learn something from this terrific resource. Click here for more information.

Beading for Beginners

How to select beads, beading tools, how to organize your beads a number of beading techniques are covered in this in this 68 page downloadable ebook. Pictures help to illustrate the steps. For only $19.97 the package is a relatively good value for a beginning beader. There are also two bonus tutorials included. One demonstrates how to make a unique hatpin and the other shows how to make a butterfly necklace. Click here for more information

Social Networking for Jewelry Makers

If you are primarily selling your jewelry on the Internet you know how hard it can be to be found. This is an excellent resource by Rena Klingenberg which clearly explains how to use the power of the Internet and the importance of building relationships in order to brand yourself so that you get noticed! In this reference Rena takes the mystery out of using blogging, Ebay, social bookmarking, forums, Squidoo and more in order to stand out. Click here for more information.

Wire Writing Secrets

Andy Turner is known for his ability to create wire pendants spelling out a persons name. He shares all of his techniques and secrets in this comprehensive downloadable package. Wouldn’t a name pendant or pin make a great personalized gift? Click here for more information.

Jewelry Selling Secrets, Start A Jewely & Craft Business From Home

 

Jewelry Artist Kameron Kay is an expert when it comes to personal branding and standing out in a crowd! She is happy to share her secrets to success in this downloadable e-book and audio package. Some of the information covered includes how to get your creations into boutiques and how to get your jewelry photographed with the stars in order to gain instant and highly visible credibility. Click here for more information.

Start Your Own Jewelry Party Business

This reference by Lorri Ely contains over 100 pages of information about how to build a profitable home based jewelry party business. Topics include business goal setting, financial and legal information, sales and marketing techniques, and the secrets to hosting a succesful and profitable jewelry party. There are also some excellent bonuses including 597 business letters, 332 Logo pack for creating your own brand, and eBay marketing tips. Click here for more information.

   
   
   

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Anne Rawls August 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I watched your YouTube video on how to make rings. It was very inspirational and you made it look so easy. I am planning a trip to the mall this weekend to pick up supplies. Thank you.

debbie duger November 20, 2011 at 8:07 am

Hi there, I love your video with the bali daisy rings. Can you tell me a good source to get all the swarovski beads, daisies and bali beads. Thanks so much. Debbie Duger

Karen November 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Hi, two good online sources that have a lot materials are Fire Mountain Gems at http://www.firemountaingems.com or Rio Grande at http://www.Riogrande.com.

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