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Choose Wedding Jewelry Guides

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

You’ve planned the perfect wedding spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your wedding dress and now you want to find the right jewelry to accent that beautiful creation as you walk down the aisle. Many women find themselves agonizing over choosing the right wedding jewelry. However, making that choice doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow a few simple tips.

The Less Dress The More Jewelry You Can Wear

If you have chosen a strapless wedding dress that leaves your neck shoulders and arms bare and is simple without a lot of embellishments such as embroidery or bead work then the more jewelry you can wear. Instead of a single strand necklace and a thin bracelet or no bracelet at all you can wear multi strand necklaces and bracelets if you choose. In fact, thicker necklaces and bracelets often set off simple and elegant dresses to the best advantage.

The opposite holds true as well. If you are wearing a full sleeved high necked wedding dress with a lot of embellishments then you are going to want to wear as little jewelry as possible. A simple pair of earrings is often all the jewelry this type of dress needs.

Consider The Neckline When Choosing A Wedding Necklace

Your wedding necklace should accent the neckline of your wedding dress. Rounded necklines on wedding dresses often look well with a choker or a simple set of short pearls while a V shaped neckline looks great with a pendant style necklace. Again choose your jewelry to match the amount of embellishments on the dress itself. If you have a lot of embellishments you may find a simple teardrop design works better than a necklace with a lot of stones in a wide pattern. Whereas, a plain wedding gown with a V neck may well benefit from a little more glitter.

Consider Your Dresses Overall Style

You also need to consider your dress’s overall style. An ultra modern dress probably won’t be accented well by antique jewelry unless that jewelry has an ageless design. Like wise an old fashioned romantic or medieval dress will not do well with ultra modern style jewelry. Always consider your dress style when choosing wedding jewelry and make sure that your jewelry accents your gown without overshadowing it.

Put It All Together

The only way to know for sure if your jewelry is going to be the perfect accent for your dress is to put them both on together. This may be a problem when you are thinking about purchasing an expensive jewelry set as some jewelry stores will not allow you to rent the jewelry in order to try them out. If this is the case, then talk to the store owner explain your situation and see if you can at least return the jewelry and get all your money back if it does not work with your wedding dress.

If that is not possible then try finding a necklace or jewelry set in the fashion jewelry section of your local discount store that at least matches the style of jewelry you are considering and see how that fits with your dress. While this won’t give you a perfect picture it will at least give you some idea how that expensive necklace may look.

How to Sell Handcrafted Jewelry Online

Monday, May 24th, 2010

All of the traveling and set-up involved in selling your jewelry at shows can become frustrating and tedious. Although you realize the better solution may be to sell your handcrafted jewelry online, you may not know where to start.

Although you will eventually want to design your own website, using a website to sell handcrafted jewelry doesn’t guarantee traffic or sales. Getting people to visit your site can be one of the most frustrating aspects of selling online. Many jewelry designers put up a website and eagerly wait for the traffic to come. Unfortunately, it never arrives and they end up giving up entirely on selling handcrafted jewelry online. This is unfortunate since you can reach an international market when you sell your handmade jewelry on the web.

Another option that works for some people is to sell handcrafted jewelry on eBay. While eBay receives an enormous amount of traffic, many of your potential customers have a “bargain basement” mentality. Simply put, they’re looking for a steal and aren’t willing to pay the decent prices you deserve for your handmade jewelry. If you happen to designer lower end handmade jewelry, it’s possible you could do well on Ebay although you still have to compete with all of the imports and mass produced jewelry.

So, what’s the solution if you want to sell handcrafted jewelry and make a decent profit? One of the best options is to sell your handmade jewelry in an art and craft online galleries. The advantage to selling through an online gallery devoted to handmade items is you’ll have an automatic source of traffic which will leave you more time to design jewelry instead of spending excessive amounts of time promoting an independent website.

The other advantage of selling handcrafted jewelry through an online gallery is the site usually takes care of the payment transactions for you and sends you an email with notification of the sale. You then package the item and send it on its way to your customer. It can be liberating to not have to deal with the hassles of having your own merchant account. Selling handcrafted jewelry through an online gallery also gives you a certain level of credibility which can enhance your reputation as a jewelry artist. It’s a wonderful alternative to craft shows and online auctions.