Vintage beads and jewelry supplies are, by definition, a limited and dwindling resource. Understandably, designers who know the best sources tend to keep their favorites a closely guarded secret! Get a small piece of plastic wrap (most of us have some kind of Saran Wrap type plastic wrap in the kitchen) and lay it on top of your flattened out piece of polymer clay BEFORE pressing down onto the clay with your cookie cutter. Face it, people don’t throw Jesus in the trash can. So there are a lot of old religious items around. Excellent suggestions! Thank you! I find I have a much harder time finding clothes I enjoy wearing these days. I do need a bit more help than I did when I was younger. Great article with very sound, practical tips and advice. Very helpful! Thank you! I’d forgotten about Cafe Press! I’m not sure how, but thanks for reminding me. I use Zazzle and have sold some stuff, but not enough to get a payout. I like selling my photos on Society6. There is a waiting period, but no minimum payout. Woohoo! I ran the ribbon up one side and down the other making a loop at the top; then gluing the velvety covered foam core and frame together, sandwiching the ribbon in between. Teenage girls are often creative. Foster the budding artist in your special teenager with art supplies that encourage her to keep being creative, or try something new. Additionally, your customers are likely to be busy people. The time they take out of their day to contact you about your jewelry is precious to them! Although auto-responders (we received your note but aren’t actually reading it”) are a good way to confirm the receipt of an email, it’s important to get back to customers as quickly as possible. Speed sells. Your ability to rapidly respond to a prospect’s question may mean the difference between making the sale or not. Respond as soon as you can.online jewelry

My suggestion is to get in with a good Etsy Vintage team to help showcase and promote your Etsy items. Teams help promote one another’s items, network together, make treasuries (a way to showcase and promote items), blog, twitter, and Facebook each other’s wares. You will find members who have been around a long time and have learned tips and tricks and they are willing to share and mentor you. This was one of the select few lenses that I have enjoyed reading every word of. Good job! I started making jewelry when my grandmother died and left behind an unfinished project…making bracelets for all her great-granddaughters. Because I was the crafty one in the family (I got it from both of my grandmothers), I inherited her craft supply collection. She had bought memory wire for her project, but no beads. I took her costume jewelry and divided it up to make five bracelets, one for each granddaughter, and gave these finished bracelets to them as a memorial …