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Work from Home Jewelry Business

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Jewelry is easy to make!

A work from home jewelry business can be the perfect choice for someone who enjoys making crafts and expressing her creative side. Jewelry can be as simple as a leather cord and shells with drilled holes, or as complicated as making glass beads by hand.

Start Your Work From Home Jewelry Business

You will need to follow some basic steps to get started.

  • Choose the type of jewelry you’d like to make. If you are skilled at crafts, you may want to work with resin or glass beads. If you are a beginner, then buy ready made gems and beads and string them.
  • Decide how you will display your jewelry. There are jewelry busts you can purchase, or use something simpler like a shirt cardboard mounted onto heavier cardboard and placed on a photo frame stand.
  • Choose a place to sell your jewelry. You have many options on places to sell your jewelry. You might choose to sell exclusively on eBay or Etsy, for example. Another option is to sell at local flea markets, craft fairs, and local events. Some jewelry makers host in-home parties (like a Pampered Chef type party) and sell their jewelry as well as pick up customers who want custom pieces made.

Jewelry for Weddings

Another option in the work from home jewelry business industry is to work with brides. You will need to  be sure you can produce an excellent quality product. You’ll likely work with cubic zirconia and pretty crystal beads for a bride. However, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry for a woman’s special day can be very rewarding. You can help her look and feel like a princess in her wedding photographs.

This type of work can be quite lucrative, because the bride will likely want you to make jewelry for the entire wedding party and possibly the mothers of the bride and groom as well.

How Much Can You Make Selling Jewelry?

Unless you have a team of people working with you and helping you create jewelry, your income potential will be limited to the number of jewelry pieces you can make in the time you have to work. You can make enough to supplement your income or to help as a second income in the family. However, if you want to increase your bottom line, you’ll need to hire additional workers to help you make the jewelry or begin to buy and sell pre-made jewelry.

If you love a little bling in your life, then a home jewelry business may be for you. Other options to making it yourself include selling for direct selling companies like Lia Sophia and Premier.


Lori Soard has worked online designing websites, writing, editing and promoting clients since 1997. Through Promo Warriors, she's consulted with over 100 clients to help them figure out what online presence works best for them. In addition to helping people learn how to start their own businesses, she writes feel-good books about the way love and the world should be.