When you first start to make your own jewelry more often than not it starts out as a hobby, but can quickly grow into a small business. It is important to realize that learning simple projects like beaded anklets are a potential source of income. Even if you have no intention of starting a business always keep in mind that it is a possibility, and therefore you need to ask yourself at this stage as you are learning your trade, is good customer service important?
In many ways the answer is yes, not only to provide work on time to increase customer potential, but also providing quality workmanship will always bring repeat customers.
In making beaded jewelry to customize our look from head to toe, we always want to make a complete body jewelry accessory from a simple pair of earrings, necklace, bracelet, watch, and anklet. Each of these items has its own instruction on how to do it. Here a simple instruction on how to make a simple beaded Anklet:
Materials needed are:
- small safety pins (add number of pins that has the same size)
- choose large colorful beads that with a hole size that can go through the safety pins links
- and small colorful beads with a hole size that can go through the safety pin’s sharp end
- elastic thin string
The first thing to do is to string the beads on the safety pins one by one when you are almost about to reach the link, adding the large beads. You need to twist and turn the safety pin when you reach the link, this will enable you to push through the small beads to the other of the safety pin. After that, string the large beads on the link. After finishing, close the safety pins to their own buckle. Just continue to do the same step for the rest of other best and safety pins.
After creating numbers of it, use a string of elastic and run it through the links of the safety pins on one side and tie it together, make sure to test it first, try to make it pass through your feet till to your ankle without breaking. Using the second elastic string on the other side, run the safety pins buckle through the same way that it will pass through your feet. And that’s it, as simple as that you have now your handmade beaded anklet. If you want, you can also create a smaller one to make it a bracelet. You can choose different colors for your design, and to match your different kinds of clothes as well.
Once you learn how to make a few different items of jewelry, it won’t take long for you to be able to turn your jewelry making into a profitable hobby. You don’t need to produce thousands of different products, as long as the ones you make are of good quality and look good. As your skills improve so will your confidence in selling your jewelry and then you will look to other areas to sell your designs. Doing a search on Google you will find lots of good advice on where to sell, how to sell, how to increase home party sales etc. It is important at this stage as you are learning new techniques, to realize that you have potential to become a self-employed jewelry maker. For now you may only see it as a hobby, but bear in mind that if you have some talent you can make it a lot more than just a hobby.
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