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Marketing and Selling Your Handmade Jewelry: The Complete Guide to Turning Your Passion into Profit
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Marketing and Selling Your Handmade Jewelry: The Complete Guide to Turning Your Passion into Profit

by Viki Lareau
 

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Straight from a jewelry-business mentor, this guide to entering the bauble business compiles expert knowledge and wide experiences for those looking to take their hobby to the next level. Aspiring businesspeople will gain the advantage of experience from the numerous case studies and engaging personal stories. Starting with the basics of assessing style, time

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Straight from a jewelry-business mentor, this guide to entering the bauble business compiles expert knowledge and wide experiences for those looking to take their hobby to the next level. Aspiring businesspeople will gain the advantage of experience from the numerous case studies and engaging personal stories. Starting with the basics of assessing style, time commitment, and target market, the sections progress through business licenses and tax numbers, developing a cohesive presentation for a business, and the fine art of pricing for a profit. Helpful appendices on display suppliers, business and government agencies, and recommended reading complete the handbook, making it a valuable companion for entrepreneurs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Optimistic, but also straightforward, helpful, and honest." - BellaOnline.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"Pricing is always a problem for crafters and here Lareau's formula comes to the rescue." - MonstersandCritics.com

"You will find so much information that you may want to consider frequent breaks just to soak it all in." - Mat-Su Valley Bead Society newsletter

"If you're serious about starting a jewelry-making business, then the place to start is with [this book]." - Detroit News Crafts Blog

"The wealth of useful tips and tricks contained within the pages of the book come to life in stories about women who have been successful at starting and running their jewelry businesses...The perfect reference guide for any potential jewelry entrepreneur." - BeadUnique

"This book is a compilation of Viki's knowledge, wisdom, and experience...an essential business guide for creative jewelry artists." - The Bead Bugle.com

BeadUnique
The wealth of useful tips and tricks contained within the pages of the book come to life in stories about women who have been successful at starting and running their jewelry businesses . . . the perfect reference guide for any potential jewelry entrepreneur.

Detroit News Crafts Blog
If you're serious about starting a jewelry-making business, then the place to start is with [this book].
BellaOnline.com Guide to Jewelry Making
Optimistic, but also straightforward, helpful, and honest.
Monsters and Critics.com
Pricing is always a problem for crafters and here, Lareau's formula comes to the rescue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680241
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Viki Lareau worked for Nordstrom as well as a chain of bead stores across the United States and Canada. She runs the annual Puget Sound Bead Festival and is the co-owner of The Bead Factory. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.

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