Archive for December 23rd, 2011
Jewelry-making has become more and more popular. If you are looking for something unique and truly “you” in body jewelry, consider creating your own.
There are so many creative people and so many ways to show off your artsy side. If you are into body jewelry such as belly button, nose, or eyebrow rings, did you know you could make your own? Because this type of accessory is already very affordable, you may not save money in doing so but sometimes it is more about being unique and showing the world who you are. After all, isn’t that why you got your navel or nose pierced in the first place?
Here are some ideas for getting started:
1. Take a class at your local community college. Most continuing education programs include a jewelry-making class or two. Some people learn better when they can do things hands-on but with the guidance an expert instructor can provide. Oftentimes, the cost of the class includes supplies but pay attention to the fine print when signing up.
2. Take a class at a local craft store or boutique. The craft store chains are starting to pick up on this “do-it-yourself” trend by carrying jewelry-making supplies. They often offer classes for items they carry in the store so check the schedule at the locations in your area. They also usually offer a discount on supplies for those who are taking the courses they offer. Don’t forget the small boutiques too! We have a locally owned bead store in our city that offers classes on body jewelry. You may have something like that near you.
3. Search the internet for how-to videos. If you can’t find anything local or your prefer to learn at your own pace, you can be sure there is something on the web to help you out: videos, articles, etc. You can also find supplies online.
Once you get started, you should be able to make your own barbells, posts studded with jewels or gems that you like and more. There is no end to the body jewelry you can create!
There is a huge range of different options for Jewelry Displays on the market. It is important to consider what the display needs to be able to do before you commit to purchasing. For example, what sort of jewelry will be displayed. If you are looking to display expensive pieces, considering something with a lock would be advisable.
Why not follow these tips to ensure your Jewelry Display meets your needs:
Depending on the value of your stock should depend on how much you are willing to spend on secure Jewelry displays. For the top end budgets you should look at reinforced glass counter top displays with locks. This will allow only staff to handle the jewelry and will keep it secure at all times. It might also be worth installing an alarm system to the display cases to ensure maximum security.
Mid Range Jewelry:
For mid range jewelry, customers expect to be able to handle the jewelry with relative ease. However that is not to say that you should leave it lying around! Why not consider display cases? These can be made in a variety of different materials including glass, clear and coloured acrylic. If you are on a budget, acrylic display cases might be the option for you. Acrylic also has light protection qualities. In some cases acrylic display cases can protect your items from up to 90% of UV light, ensuring that they are kept out of harm’s way. The UV filter will help to protect your items from fading or becoming sun damaged. Standard display cases are normally made of 5mm thick clear acrylic. They can be open ended to allow easy access for staff to update the display, or can be lockable to provide a bit of extra protection. By encasing the jewelry you will be able to attractively display your stock to your customers and also protect it from any over eager fingers. Display cases are an extremely cost effective and versatile display option. Not only do they protect your items from daily wear and tear they safely and attractively display them without interfering with the item itself.
Most retailers find that when displaying costume jewelry less is more. An inexpensive but attractive way to display costume jewelry is to use acrylic shaped mannequins or busts. Your supplier should be able to customise these sorts of display to be different shapes, sizes and colours. Often, these displays are freestanding and allow you to drape your jewelry around and over them creating a stylish and visually exciting display. This will encourage your customers to try the jewelry on and thus make a purchase.
Your supplier may offer a made to measure service, where your jewelry displays can be made to fit your requirements exactly. Be sure to discuss this with your supplier to see what options are available.
There are many manufacturers of jewelry display, but before committing to buy one make sure that your supplier uses top quality materials. If looking for an acrylic display also check that it has a UV filter. Another important aspect of your order to consider is shipping costs. This is because the large display items can be difficult to transport. However, a good supplier should be able to offer you a good quality packing and shipping service at an affordable price.