Knowing how to price your jewelry is one of the hardest parts of selling your work. Should you estimate or price it lower than you originally total because you can’t compete with retail store prices? Bead and business expert, Viki Lareau, gives her advice on selling your work for what it’s worth, and not underpricing […]

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Nowadays eco-conscious consumers want all things green—or at least somewhat green. As jewelry designers, most of us don’t make every element of our jewelry ourselves. So, with only limited control, how can we make our jewelry making as eco-friendly as possible? Above: The women of Langtang Designs in Nepal enjoy their time together creating jewelry. […]

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Many contributors to Beadwork are also small business owners, such as Kim West, owner of Stony Creek Bead, whose design Pip Petal Pendant (pictured above) appears in our April/May 2017 issue. Owning your own business, featuring your own art is appealing. However, it also takes a lot of work. Bead and business expert, Viki Lareau, […]

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