I read this the other day and it was such a bolster to my self esteem!I really feel like I'm making my way!
Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
Here's the link if you want to read it with bigger font!http://www.stonesandfindings.com/jewelry-making-articles/articles/how-to-start-your-own-jewellery-design-business
How to Start Your Own Jewellery Design Business: from Hobby to Business:
There are many creative people out there, some of them have chosen
their medium to be jewellery. It is tricky and not an altogether clear
definition to call someone talented in jewellery designing. Creativity does not necessarily mean commercially viability. In deciding whether or not to make the move from jewellery designing as a hobby to a jewellery design business, there are a number of factors to consider and there are some steps to take to help ensure a successful transition.
Part I: Do you actually want to become a jewellery designer as a profession?
This is the most common question a jewellery designer asks
themselves. Some have a great deal of talent, and would have been
successful in starting and operating a jewellery design business if they took the plunge, however, they lack the self-confidence and drive to do it. On the other hand, some jewellery designer
hobbyists have the drive and enthusiasm, but lack the "creative eye" to
translate it successfully into a jewellery business. This is an
oversimplification, and there are many factors and characteristics one
must have to become a successful professional jewellery designer and business operator.
Here are some (and incomplete list) of the characteristics of a successful professional jewellery designer / jewellery business operator, in no particular order of importance:
This list of characteristics of a successful jewellery designer
is by no means exhaustive, and having them certainly does not guarantee
success in the jewellery world. However, they lay a great foundation
and each successful jewellery designer I've met in the last 15 years
certain have all of those characteristics, to a varying degree. The
weakness in one can be compensated with strength in another, and the
pattern of characteristics will definitely shape the jewellery business.
Wow! Thanks for sharing!
Share your love with the world. This should be your mission in life!
A Big Thanks, to everyone sharing thier How to start a business. I am making notes, to re read all the post.
So Many Great Ideas.Mary
"Remember that when you leave this earth,you can take nothing you have received...but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service,love,sacrific and courage.Saint Francis of Assisi
That was a great article...thank you for posting!
I just want to thank you for sharing your information about Jewellery design Business.