How to make a jewelry wholesale catalog 403

How to Make A Jewelry Wholesale Catalog So you want to sell your jewelry? Well, selling jewelry wholesale is a big business, and you definitely need a catalog of your offerings! Making a catalog isn’t as difficult as you might think. First, you have two options: an online catalog or a print catalog. The choice is yours. Overall, an online catalog is the least expensive way to advertise your jewelry wholesale company – but with all of the online jewelry stores and online wholesalers, it may not be the most effective way to make sales. A print catalog should strongly be considered for a direct mailing. If you make your own jewelry, you will need to get good pictures of the jewelry – preferably laid on a velvet setting. Black or blue velvet will bring out the jewelry the most. You can take these pictures yourself with a digital camera, or have a professional take the photographs. It is cheaper to do it yourself, of course. Load the pictures up onto your computer, and use publishing software, such as Microsoft Publisher to design and layout your catalog. This may take a little time and patience, but it is much cheaper than having someone else do it. Since you will need hundreds, if not thousands of copies of your catalog, your best bet will be to save the catalog on a CD and take it to a print shop that can handle the job. This will cost money – especially since the pages need to be glossy and in color, and the catalog will need to be bound – but this expense will be well worth it if you will be doing a mass direct mailing. In order to do a mass direct mailing, you simply find a reputable company who either sells mailing lists or does the mailing for you. You can actually request lists of mailing addresses where the person has expressed an interest in purchasing wholesale jewelry – or any other criteria that you set. In most cases, it is best to have the company handle the mailing for you. They will get the best rates on the mailing because they can use the bulk mail rate. Make sure that you use a reputable printer, and a reputable direct mail company! This is an investment in the future of your business, and your jewelry wholesale catalog needs to be perfect in every way – and the mailing needs to go off without a hitch! (word count 403)

How to find boxes for your jewelry wholesale 185

How to Find Boxes for Your Jewelry Wholesale If you make your own jewelry or buy wholesale jewelry that is not in a box, you will need a source for jewelry boxes! Your customers will want their jewelry to arrive in nice display boxes that can be wrapped or presented to the person they bought the jewelry for. Boxes for jewelry can be found at wholesale prices all over the internet. Simply do a search in any search engine for ‘boxes for jewelry’ and you will be surprised at the results. You can even have your business name or logo printed on the boxes as well, for an additional cost. When you shop for boxes to package your jewelry wholesale in, make sure that you buy in bulk for the best prices. Also make sure that you can return the boxes for an exchange in the event that the boxes are the wrong size, or for a refund if the boxes arrive damaged. Don’t make the mistake of not shipping your jewelry wholesale to your customers in jewel boxes. This will make you appear to be unprofessional, or like a small time operation. (word count 185)

How to clean jewelry wholesale 189

How to Clean Jewelry Wholesale There are many different brands of jewelry cleaners on the market today. Depending on how your jewelry is made, these products may or may not be safe for your jewelry wholesale! Before using jewelry cleaner, take a good long look at the jewelry and try to determine what it is made of. First, any jewelry that has pieces glued on should not be soaked in jewelry cleaner. Instead, use a little Woolite mixed with water, and soak the piece for just a couple of minutes. Remove the piece from the mixture and dry it immediately – but gently – with a soft cloth. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub small crevices. Avoid soaking pearls! They may come from the ocean – but water from your tap may damage them. Simply wipe the pearl with a damp cloth, then use a polishing cloth to give it back its shine. Never soak any of your jewelry overnight. It isn’t necessary, and it may harm the jewelry wholesale. Again, it is important to know what gems are used in your jewelry, and how the piece was constructed before determining how you will clean it. (word count 189)

How to select jewelry wholesale 196

How to Select Jewelry Wholesale Selecting jewelry isn’t hard, when you can see it and touch it. However when you purchase jewelry wholesale, you often won’t have this opportunity before making a purchase, since most of these purchases are made online or through mail order. This makes the selection process a bit harder. Start by reading all of the information that is supplied. Make sure that words like ‘gold plated’ or ‘faux’ are not used if you are looking for genuine pieces. Contact the company and ask for more information if you are unsure about anything that you are reading as well. Make sure you are getting wholesale prices. Look for similar pieces at the online jewelry stores, or even at your local jewelry stores, and compare the prices. The wholesale price should be much lower. Also check the refund and exchange policy of the business you are planning to purchase from. Make sure that there is a ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee, or the offer of a 100% refund if you are not satisfied. If there is no refund policy, there should be no deal! You can find other jewelry wholesale from companies that do offer refunds and exchanges. (word count 196)

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How to Find Jewelry Wholesale Sources If you are in the jewelry business or thinking about getting into the jewelry business, you need to find jewelry wholesale sources. Finding these sources isn’t as difficult as you might think – they are everywhere, and if you have access to the Internet, you literally have the world of jewelry wholesale at your fingertips. There are many wholesale company directories available online, but you really don’t have to purchase these to find the jewelry wholesale companies. Instead, use the search engine and type ‘jewelry wholesale companies’ or ‘jewelry wholesale suppliers’ into the search box. This is the easiest, and cheapest way to find jewelry wholesale sources. Start making a list of sources. You can do this on notepad or in a spreadsheet. Keep up with which company has the best prices on certain items, shipping costs, contact information, and any other information you may need in the course of doing business. Don’t forget the online auctions, and remember that eBay isn’t the only online auction either! Keep your eyes open for great deals on jewelry, and make bulk purchases when you can. (word count 182)

How to make your own jewelry wholesale 223

How to Make Your Own Jewelry Wholesale Making jewelry is not only fun, it is actually very easy. It just takes a lot of creativity, and a little skill. In fact, you could easily start your own jewelry wholesale company by making jewelry yourself. There are countless books available with instructions and ideas for jewelry making. There are also numerous websites where you can learn how to make your own jewelry and get ideas. In the beginning, you will probably want to follow a few instructions or patterns until you get the feel for it – but eventually, you should let your creativity shine through and design your own jewelry. You can easily purchase all of the supplies that you need for making your own jewelry wholesale through wholesale sources online. Buying in bulk will get you the best prices. You can buy cheap gems, and high quality gems as well. Everything that you could possibly need can be located through a wholesale resource on the Internet! After you’ve made several unique pieces, you should show them to friends, family members, and colleagues. You will be surprised at how many of these people want you to make pieces for them as well! Just be sure to charge, and soon enough, you will have your very own thriving jewelry wholesale business – simply because you learned how to make your own jewelry wholesale. (word count 223)

Sterling silver jewelry mystique intrigue

Sterling Silver Jewelry has always been popular precious metal in ancient legends and throughout history in every country. While silver is used in lots of products, it’s use as money and sterling silver jewelry are the source of its mystique and intrigue. There are many movie plots based on stealing sterling silver jewelry and seeking lost sterling silver jewelry items with magical qualities. If you love sterling silver jewelry, you probably feel the same way each time you put on your sterling silver jewelry and head for adventure. Sterling Silver Jewelry – Keep It Clean! Sterling silver jewelry comes in an amazing variety of styles and textures over its 4,000 year history. Ever notice how your sterling silver jewelry sometimes just catches your eye and casts a spell on you? It’s not just your illusion. The hypnotic power of a sterling silver jewelry flows from its highly polished surface that reflects the light in a way like no other jewelry can. Another finish applied to sterling silver jewelry is rhodium that gives it a slightly darker finish.

As you know, sterling silver jewelry tarnishes. Keep a soft cloth and silver polish and handy to keep your sterling silver jewelry shining bright. Sterling Silver Jewelry – Why is it 92.5% Silver? The term “sterling silver jewelry” refers to jewelry cast from 92.5% silver. This is because 100 % pure sterling silver jewelry is a little soft and prone to bending and breaking. The 92.5% silver content creates sterling silver jewelry that is both elegant and durable. Reproductions of sterling silver jewelry worn by kings and queens represent a romantic tie between people in love today and ancient history. Browse sterling silver jewelry online for exquisite and extraordinary ancient jewelry pieces that excites the soul.

Sterling Silver Jewelry – Buying Tips When buying sterling silver jewelry on the internet, keep in mind most online stores are honest and care about your satisfaction. Most offer thirty day warranty on your sterling silver jewelry and will exchange it. Like many purchases, it pays to pay by credit card for your protection.

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Importing Jewelry Wholesale If you are considering importing jewelry wholesale, you might want to see what your other options are. When jewelry is imported, there are additional costs, such as high shipping costs, that you may not be prepared to pay. There are also other issues to consider as well. Customs is a major issue, because some materials that come from endangered animals are outlawed in the United States – ivory for example. When importing jewelry, you need to be sure that all of the materials that make up the jewelry can be legally imported. The possibility of not getting what you paid for is another consideration that you must think about. If you order from someone outside of the United States – where the United States has no legal jurisdiction – there won’t be anything you can do if you are ripped off. If you are importing jewelry wholesale, make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company. Usually, if you can find the same pieces of jewelry for sale in the United States, at a slightly higher cost, you will be better off making your purchase in the US. By the time you add shipping to the imported jewelry, it will probably cost more. However, there are many pieces that can only be found in other countries. (word count 214)

Collecting vintage jewelry

If you want to buy or collect vintage costume jewelry, learn what to look for and where to look. There is something for everyone who is interested in collecting vintage jewelry. Great places to find vintage costume jewelry locally are estate sales, auctions and flea markets. Vintage costume jewelry reflects the trends of the old days, and the designs are more influenced by the type of clothing worn and the material used at the time. Behind every piece of vintage jewelry, there is a story. While antique costume jewelry dates as far back as the Victorian era (1832-1901), the literature claims that “antique” vintage costume jewelry can be considered any costume jewelry that was made around 1910.

Most literature we read tells us costume jewelry made around 1910 and the 1960s is now considered “vintage. Each piece of vintage costume jewelry is an investment in its own right. Costume jewelry collecting is a hobby. Some women like to wear it and/or display it. I'm fascinated with the beauty, quality and inexpensiveness vintage costume jewelry can offer.

As my own collecting tastes continue to change, my knowledge of the history of vintage costume jewelry continues to increase. I hope to add many new pieces to my own collection. We buy vintage costume jewelry for the same reasons now as when it was first made, it’s inexpensive and gorgeous. Many collectors today consider their vintage and antique costume jewelry an investment, and statistics show that it is. If you have a collection of vintage costume jewelry, know where your interest lies. You may only want to put it on display or your pleasure is to wear the piece, the choice is yours. However, if you are only interested in collecting vintage costume jewelry for re-sale or as an investment, you’ll want to dig much deeper and do your homework before you start buying. Whether you want to wear it, collect it, display it, re-sell it, an enormous vintage costume jewelry smorgasbord awaits you.

How to buy silver jewelry wholesale 412

How to Buy Silver Jewelry Wholesale Silver jewelry is not only beautiful, it is very much in style these days. Silver jewelry compliments anything you wear, and it is usually less expensive than gold jewelry. There are many sources from which you can buy silver jewelry wholesale, but the Internet will offer you the biggest selection possible. After all – you will have the whole world at your feet – or fingertips. As with any other jewelry, begin your search online. There are countless jewelry wholesalers online, and many of them specialize in silver jewelry. When you buy your jewelry from jewelry wholesale sources, you will pay a fraction of the cost that you would pay at a retailer’s place of business, such as a jewelry store. When you purchase silver jewelry wholesale, make sure that you are purchasing sterling silver jewelry. Sterling silver is almost always marked with the numbers ‘925.’ This is the highest quality of silver that you can buy – wholesale or retail. Note that there is no such thing as ‘high quality sterling silver’ and ‘lower quality sterling silver.’ Sterling silver comes in one quality – sterling silver. The weight of the sterling silver used in the piece should be the determining factor in the cost, unless the item was hand-made, in which case it will cost considerably more than similar pieces that were not hand made. Silver jewelry tarnishes – whether it is sterling silver or not. You must clean and polish your silver jewelry on a regular basis to help it keep its shine. There are many different brands of silver polish on the market that can be used to accomplish this. You should plan to clean your silver jewelry on a weekly basis. Buying silver jewelry wholesale is the best way to go. Silver is already relatively inexpensive – even at wholesale prices. When purchasing such jewelry, the silver or quality of the silver is not what you need to concern yourself with – again, silver is silver, just make sure it is sterling silver. The settings and stones that are used in the piece should be your concern. You need to insure that the piece is solidly constructed, and you need to make sure that the gems used are not simulated gems – unless that is what you want. Of course, when real gems are used, such as diamonds, the cost of the jewelry will rise considerably. But as long as you are buying jewelry wholesale, the price will still be the lowest price you will find. (word count 412)

Bridal jewelry the icing on the cake

You have your dress, you’ve got your shoes, your hair style picked out; but you still need to “finish your look” for the big day. That is where your bridal jewelry comes in. It used to be that pearls, which are wonderful for weddings and brides, were the only jewelry that brides wore. Now with the internet and the growing bridal jewelry businesses out there, your choices have become limitless. Are you looking for some sparkle, or something simple and elegant? Search the internet for bridal jewelry and you will find a wide variety of resources out there to suit your specific needs. Boring bridal jewelry is a thing of the past. All brides want to feel and look beautiful on their wedding day, and not just look like every other bride they’ve seen before. This is where your bridal jewelry will make the difference. Find pieces of jewelry that “speak to you”, that fit your color or theme for the special day. In many cases, bridal jewelry makers will create a custom piece for you that is special and unique. When choosing your bridal jewelry, look for some parallel between your wedding gown or style of shoes and other accessories. This will help you pull your look together when making your selection. Many times, you will be able to find on various bridal jewelry websites, tiaras, headbands, hairpins and combs that will pair up or match bridal necklaces, bridal earrings and bridal bracelets. Consistency and a common look and feel through out your bridal accessories is key to not looking “patched” together. This is your day, make the best of it, feel beautiful and find the bridal jewelry that is right for you. Feeling comfortable with how you look is all part of feeling beautiful. If you want to be a unique bride that looks gorgeous on your wedding day, search for the bridal jewelry that will compliment your attire. You will be beautiful, your bridal jewelry will enhance that.

Bridal jewelry sets a great combination to pull your look together

Finding bridal jewelry to complete your look for the big day can sometimes be a difficult task. You may find that in your searching you see a pair of earrings you like and a necklace, but there is no bracelet. Likewise, you may also find your bridal earrings and bridal necklace but together, the two pieces of jewelry do not match well. This is where the suggestion of pulling your jewelry accessory look together by purchasing an entire bridal jewelry set from one merchant. When purchasing your entire bridal jewelry set from one merchant or bridal jewelry designer, you will have a more consistent and complete look. Your bridal jewelry will match together because it was designed to be together. What makes bridal jewelry sets even more special is after your big day, many times just wearing your bridal earrings or bridal necklace out for a nice dinner or dancing can bring back all of the special moments and memories that you made on the most important day of your life. In addition, you will save time and energy by purchasing a bridal jewelry set all at once. There will be no more hunting for the perfect pair of bridal earrings that will match the bridal necklace or bridal bracelet that you have already purchased.

Yet another “bonus” to purchasing one bridal jewelry set is you will pay one shipping fee versus paying two to three different shipping fees by ordering your bridal jewelry pieces from various bridal websites and bridal jewelers. Many times you will find that by purchasing your bridal jewelry in a set, you will receive a discounted rate. To conclude, when purchasing your bridal jewelry sets, keep in mind the overall look and feel you want to have for your special day, this will be reflected in what you wear, as you are the bride and the center of attention for the day. By purchasing a bridal jewelry set, your look will be congruent and gorgeously pieced together. Sit back and take in your day and all of the wonderful compliments it will bring.

How to price your jewelry wholesale 196

How to Price Your Jewelry Wholesale Pricing is an issue that many people in the jewelry business often worry about. However, there is a method that you can easily use, whether you purchase jewelry wholesale or make your own jewelry. Pricing is very important. You don’t want to charge too much, because you won’t sell anything. On the other hand, you want to make sure that you charge enough to make a profit. If you purchase your jewelry at wholesale prices, a markup of 15% to 30% is usual, and people will pay these prices. In the grand scheme of things, apply the 30% markup, and make that the ‘regular’ price. When you need to move merchandise hold a sale, and use the 15% markup price as the sale price. If you make your own jewelry, determine the total cost of the piece, including the cost of supplies, shipping, warehousing and packaging, then apply a 15% markup. With the 15% markup, your jewelry will be priced at the wholesale price. If you sell the jewelry to the general public yourself, as opposed to selling it to retailers, apply the retail price, which in this case would be about 45% above your costs. (word count 196)

How to clean jewelry

Caring for and cleaning jewelry doesn’t have to be difficult, but it is important that you do so carefully to prevent damage and possibly help to ensure a longer life. Well cared for jewelry will stand the test of time and have a much nicer appearance than jewelry that is generally left to collect dust and grime without being cleaned. The exact technique you use to clean and care for your jewelry will depend on the item itself. Regardless of the type of jewelry you should obviously try to prevent it from being scratched, knocked or banged. Even if damage doesn’t appear visible immediately, knocking jewelry can often lead to unseen damage. Over time this damage will build up or progressively worsen until your jewelry becomes irreparable. Should your jewelry suffer any damage you should have it seen to as soon as possible. Take it your local jewelers and ask their opinion. In most cases they will either be able to fix it themselves or send it away to be repaired properly.

Super gluing any piece of jewelry yourself is a bad idea. Many chemicals can damage jewelry and you should stay away from chemicals in general. In particular, cleaning fluids, chlorine and bromine can have a detrimental effect on some jewelry. Take off any rings or other items and leave them somewhere safe until you’re finished. Direct sunlight and extreme hot or cold conditions can also weaken the metal or jewel. Use a jewelry cleaning cloth on metal jewelry and clean regularly using soapy water but ensure that you rinse it off thoroughly when you’ve finished cleaning. Use a very mild cloth to dab it dry and don’t rub it too vigorously. You should also take care when storing jewelry.

If you don’t intend to wear it or show it for some time then place it in an airtight bag away from heating or particularly cold areas. These simple maintenance tips should ensure the integrity of your jewelry for many years.

An introduction to jewelry making

I think that one of my favorite crafts is jewelry making. Beads should be part of any well-equipped jewelry making kit. I love the choice of styles that jewelry making allows you to try. The range of materials that you can use for jewelry making also means that their possible uses are limited only by my imagination. Even though I was not a particularly experienced craftsperson I soon found that I enjoyed jewelry making and created wonderfully original jewelry. Of course, I now wish that I was capable of far more intricate jewelry making but at least I am always improving on the ones I made before! I enjoy jewelry making using a variety of different materials. It is fun to look at what I have handy that I can convert into pretty jewelry.

One of my favorites is using strips of colored paper for paper mache jewelry. My kids love tearing pictures out of glossy magazines and we try jewelry making together, well, almost! They prefer to move straight to the decorating stage and I have found that dried macaroni makes an ideal bead. The tubes of pasta have a ready made hole for threading and can be painted easily. We also use clay quite a lot when jewelry making, probably because kids enjoy molding the shapes. I have to take over the baking part but once that is done they can decorate and varnish their creations and continue with their jewelry making. Of course jewelry making is made more fun if you can give the jewelry to other people to wear. I like creating necklaces and earrings to give as gifts. People often appreciate handmade goods more than shop-bought ones, but more importantly I save a fortune with my crafty offerings! My kids like making friendship bracelets for their mates and have recently got into using lettered jewelry to make up people’s names on necklaces. A lot of kids wear them round here and also have become interested in jewelry making too! I use a lot of different materials as a base for my jewelry making. It would probably be impossible for me to remember all of them but I like using leather cord and jewelry metal the most. I have tried almost anything that I could thread a bead onto probably! Nowadays I do not have the time to dedicate to jewelry making that I once did, in fact I probably haven’t made anything for over a year due to our latest addition but when she is older I may well teach her the basics too.