Starting a kid's jewelry business you must be able to attract children with the styles and attract the parents with the price. Do not be afraid to get creative with your jewelry designs and the more colorful the better. Follow the ideas and guidelines offered by this article to have a successful business of kid's jewelry.
Get started. The great thing about a jewelry business is that you do not have to take out a loan to get started. Start your business by simply visiting your local craft store. Before you start buying jewelry tools and supplies, buy a few jewelry books and magazines to give you ideas.
Research. While looking through your books and magazines, become familiar with the things that you will need to get started. Research the best tools and supplies to use and remember that the most expensive tools are not always the best. Until you have your new trade perfected, it is not necessary to spend money ordering supplies in bulk. Buy what you need from your local craft store to get started. As you begin to sell and need more inventory, then you can start buying wholesale.
Create. Avoid "mass producing" the same pattern or design. You can price your stock a little higher if you offer one-of-a-kind creations. If you are working with beads, color coordinate jewelry sets, for example, a bracelet and necklace or a bracelet and earrings. Just keep in mind that you are creating jewelry for children so do not be gaudy with size and designs.
Marketing. Once you have built up an ample stock, start selling your jewelry at craft shows and in craft malls. For a small fee, you can rent a booth to display your creations. Prior to setting up your first display, make business cards with your contact information. To create a clientele, offer to create custom jewelry.
Jewelry parties. Just like grown ups, offer a home party service to attract more customers. For a flat fee (determined by the number of children in attendance and the amount of supplies used), come into the child's home and let them create their own jewelry along with their friends. To keep things simple, beaded jewelry is the best method for the party. Give a quick lesson in jewelry design and let the children create their own.
Sell online. After you have been in business for awhile, create a website for your designs and sell online. Advertise your online store on fliers and business cards.
Angela Robinson is a work at home mom who is currently pursuing a career in freelance writing. She enjoys the challenge of researching and writing on topics such as home and garden, travel, education and health issues. Angela enjoys the expansion of knowledge as well as the flexibility that freelance writing offers.