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Handcrafted Jewelry Boxes Makes Your Jewelry More Luxury

Friday, May 4th, 2012

You can choose from modern boxes, handcrafted jewelry boxes and even the more practical models. However, handcrafted jewelry boxes are a class apart. Not only are they durable and long lasting, but they also look elegant as well.

These boxes were quite a rage in the olden days. Generally in this category, the wooden boxes were more popular since they were easier to make and decorate. Hence, people in the Victorian Era and the Renaissance period preferred to keep their precious and semi precious trinkets in these wooden boxes. These boxes were appealing in more ways than one.

Whether it was the little wooden latch in the box or the feel of the wood, these boxes were more individualistic in nature. These days, many companies are trying to recreate the magic of the olden days. Handmade jewelry boxes are being recreated which is leading to the revival of the small scale industry.

With the advent of the modern day equipments, the beauty of handcrafted jewelry box has increased many folds. Not only are they beautiful to behold, they are also quite practically made. You can get them in all shapes, sizes and designs. These boxes can be used by both men and women and should have an aesthetic value. These boxes can be used for different purposes for both men and women.

Standard handcrafted jewelry boxes come with compartments for different kinds of jewelry. They are quite spacious as well; hence you can store your bangles, necklaces and even watches with ease. You can get them in different designs. Some are pretty plain and have very little carvings or other artistic features. The more expensive ones have inlaid carvings and miniature designs as well.

Some handcrafted jewelry boxes are made from a single block of wood without any kind of joints. These boxes have lovely crafted covers and are seamless. It’s made from a chunk of wood which is cut and the inner portion is carved out. Sometimes you may get carvings on the outer portion and in some other boxes you may just get a more rustic or plain look.

Band saw jewelry boxes:These boxes come in different shapes as well. The main shapes are Tsunami, tides and whale play. The whale play kind of box has miniature drawers and handles which can be used to store your trinkets. Cherry wood is used to make the tsunami variety of jewelry box which is modeled like a wave and has a double drawer. Each drawer has two sections which can be used to store all the small trinkets and even money.

If you thought women were the only ones who liked having a jewelry box, then think again. These days men also prefer having these kinds of handcrafted jewelry boxes to keep their trinkets and watch as well. These jewelery boxes have different compartments to store cufflinks, keys and money.

How to Sell Your Handcrafted Jewelry in 2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

In 2010, holiday sales and increased retail spending seems to be on the upswing, so 2011 would be a good year for jewelry crafts your … right? If you make crafts to sell jewelry, I am sure that in the past year has left you wondering whether you should continue. Of course the decision to continue or stop your jewelry is a personal decision.

First and foremost must be how much do you need for your jewelry is really a business? If you’re like most of us, and you really need the income from your jewelry than maybe you should put pen to paper and write down how you were trying to sell your jewelry in 2010.

Did you do a craft show that was unprofitable? Did you sell your jewelry to cheap and not make any profit? Before you decide to just give up why not reevaluate your past year and come up with a solid plan to move your business forward in 2011. Most people think that a business plan should be complicated…it doesn’t have to be. I think having your plan of action in print can help steer you in the right direction.

I have a customer and friend who was desperately trying to sell her jewelry. We set aside a time and I helped her critique her jewelry. She was open to some constructive criticism. The main problem with her jewelry was that she still didn’t have a handle on what kind of direction for her pieces and her designs were a little of this and that…beautiful but no theme or focus.

Deciding what kind of jewelry you want to specialize in is very important. You just can’t put together a few beads and want people to rave about it. Remember there is plenty of completion out there and you’ve got to stand out.

I have one client sold a lot of her jewelry wire wrapped sea glass. her table in the program and its website provides you with a clear identity of the style and direction of her own and sell a lot of things with great price.

If you haven’t found your style perhaps you should broaden your skills by taking some local classes, classes online or on YouTube. I guarantee you that doing so will help you decide fairly quickly what you don’t or do want to do… this is MAJOR. So get your pen and paper and start building your plan for 2011 … Look for part 2 of your plans to get together in the next newsletter. Need to get a jump start on plans to sell jewelry, for you to attend seminars once a year in our “Marketing 101”