If you have a great sense of style and creativity,
you should consider constructing quality custom
jewelry wholesale for individual clients. If you are
good at it, you will find that you have customers
calling you over and over again to construct special
pieces for them, or as gifts for others.
Making custom jewelry wholesale isn’t hard. Again,
you need a sense of style and creativity – but the
skills needed to make jewelry are very easy to
learn. The object is to make your pieces unique –
exclusive. When a client wears custom jewelry
that you designed and constructed, they should
wear it knowing that there is none other like it in
the whole world!
Working with clients is actually the hardest part.
You need to get a picture in your mind that
matches the picture that is in their minds. Never
construct the piece while they are watching – this
is in effect teaching them how to do it themselves,
and you will probably lose a customer. Never let
them know just how easy it is!
Talk at length with the client. This is the only way
that you can design custom jewelry that matches
their likes, dislikes, and personality. If the piece is
to be a gift for someone else, ask lots of questions
about that person, and if possible, meet them in
person yourself. Remember that uniqueness and
exclusivity are the key to making this type of
business successful – but great communication
with the clients is vitally important as well.
Many clients will want you to make custom jewelry
wholesale using stones or gems that they already
have. They may even want you to just enhance a
piece that they already have. Before you start doing
this, make sure that you have the skill and
qualifications necessary to do this work. You do
not want to destroy a client’s beloved jewelry! Make
sure that you ask about the history of the piece,
and find out what special meaning that piece holds
for your client as well.
Of course, you will purchase the pieces that you
need to make the custom jewelry from wholesale
resources. Just make sure that you are buying
quality parts – and look for sources for unique
jewelry making supplies as well – imported pieces
are great sources for uniqueness. You will have to
quote your client a price before you start, so be
careful here. You don’t want to lose money. Once
you’ve quoted a price, deduct 15% to 30% from it.
Think of the remainder as your ‘budget’ when
buying supplies to make the custom jewelry
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