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Jewelry Making
Are you selling your work? Or just starting to consider it? Here are some great resources for the art of business and the business of art!

A Sense of Security star[offsite link]
Congratulations! You´ve been accepted into every one of the shows you applied for. Now all you have to do is produce sufficient inventory, get your display in order, mail publicity notices to your clients, make travel arrangements, decide where to stay, and - perhaps most importantly of all - figure out how to keep yourself, your belongings, and your work safe and secure during the whole experience.

A Site of Your Own star[offsite link]
Once you´ve decided you want to get on the internet, you´ve got some more questions to ask. What, exactly do you need your website to do, and how to go actually setting up shop in cyberspace?

About Fine Art Copyright star[offsite link]
Good information if you want to reproduce fine art images in your work!

Advice From Mary Engelbreit On Art Licensing star[offsite link]
Lots of good information to get you started!

An Introduction To Color Theory star[offsite link]
An online workshop designed to help users learn about or review Color Theory.

Angel Policies for Rubber Stamp Companies star[offsite link]
If you use rubber stamps in any jewerly you make to sell, this is an invaluable resource. It lists the links and angel policies (or lack thereof) of almost every rubber stamp maker on the market!

Applying To Juried Shows star[offsite link]
Juries usually select craftspeople on the basis of the slides of their work. A good slide shows one piece of work that is centered, perfectly focused, and well lit, occupying most of the frame on a plain background.

ArtBizCoach star[offsite link]
Another business coach dedicated to working with artists. Her website also includes a weekly newsletter, and other motivational freebies.

Arts Resource Network star[offsite link]
Although located in the Pacific Northwest, this site has a ton of great information about professional development for the artist.

Best Face Forward star[offsite link]
Jewelry designing may be all about creativity, but jewelry sales are all about attitude.

Business and Babies star[offsite link]
Jewelry making mom working from home? When you have kids, the idea of working at home may seem like a perfect solution. But don´t expect everything to be idyllic -- or easy.

Copyright For Collage Artists star[offsite link]
Great information if you use other peoples images in any of your jewelry!

Crafting On The Web star[offsite link]
A great article about starting your own sales website!

Creating Your OnLine Store With Artella! star[offsite link]
Do you want to start selling your jewelry on the web but don´t want all the trouble of setting up your own site? Create your own online store for a set-up fee as low as twenty dollars!

Dover Publications star[offsite link]
A fantastic source for copyright-free art books. You can use their images in a variety of ways to create jewelry for resale!

Finding A Balance star[offsite link]
What’s the right mix of art and business for you?

Free E-Book (From Passion to Cash: How to Make Money with Your Love of Decorating and Crafts ) star[offsite link]
Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the link to download this useful e-book!

General Information On Copyright Issues star[offsite link]
Clearinghouse on copyright info with good links!

Home Jewelry Business Success Tips star[offsite link]
Increase your home jewelry business profits with the proven techniques you´ll find here at this jewelry business resource.

Is It Time To Quit Your Day Job? star[offsite link]
Even if things are looking bright for your jewelry career, there are some serious questions you need to ask before giving up the safety net of a regular income and benefits.

Jewelry Hang Tags and Earring Cards star[offsite link]
Make professional looking tags for your projects.

Selling Art At Online Auction star[offsite link]
How do you compete with all the inexpensive mass produced stuff on the market?

Selling Silver star[offsite link]
Deb Karash created this necklace and earrings set, using sterling silver, copper, brass, and prismacolor. Photo: Larry Sanders. Hampered by public perception that silver is a poor substitute for pricier metals, artists who work in silver because they love the material are faced with a distinct set of challenges.

So You Wanna Write A Business Plan? star[offsite link]
Solid, basic information on targeting angel companies and venture capitalists, avoiding common pitfalls, and writing a fantastic executive summary.

Supporting Inspiration star[offsite link]
One of a kind is glamourous, but production work pays the bills...and the two can often work together!

Taxes and Homework star[offsite link]
Whether you work at home or operate a home-based craft business, many expenses are clearly tax deductible. Every artisan can claim deductions for an office in the home even if this is where only administrative or management activities for the business are performed.

The Business Of Art star[offsite link]
Article archives by Aisling D´Art!

The Cheap Art Manifesto star[offsite link]
Why keeping your art affordable is so important!

The New Leaf: The Official Newsletter Of Authentic Promotion star[offsite link]
Want to promote and sell your work as a jewelry design artist without selling your soul? Molly´s free weekly e-letter is one of the best resources available. Be sure to check out all of her available e-books and articles as well!

The Price Of Success star[offsite link]
Everyone who has ever made the leap from producing jewelry for fun to producing jewelry for profit has struggled with the question of pricing their work. Whether you work with silver, gold, or gemstones, and whether it´s your first craft show or your thousandth sale, you must be able to set a fair price or you won´t be in business for very long.

The Wild, Wild Web star[offsite link]
E-commerce is the equivalent of a frontier town - a good place for adventure pioneers to put down stakes

Tips For Crafts Booths star[offsite link]
Thinking about selling at a craft or art fair? Here are some tips and suggestions.

Understanding Public Relations star[offsite link]
Ever wonder how a designer got his jewelry on the cover of Lapidary Journal? Or has a column written about her new collection? Or got quoted in an article in which she sounded so intelligent and knowledgeable? Or was chosen to speak at a trade show seminar? All of those things come about because of public relations.

What Would You Like To Buy Today? star[offsite link]
I´m selling my jewelry and beads on Ebay™! Depending on the extent of your online experience, you reacted to that statement with, a) “Oh, you too?”; b) “Isn´t that hard to do?”; or c) “On what-bay?”

Writing an Effective Artists Statement star[offsite link]
An artist´s statement should be a one-page portrait that expresses an individual´s artistic vision and inspiration. It´s a key promotional tool in a business where the creative personality behind a piece of work enhances the work´s appeal

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