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    Hi

    Does anyone here sell jewellery using their own beads along side their beads? I have both on my website but only the bead sets seem to sell. Im thinking of removing the jewellery and was wondering what other peoples experiences were.
    Alison
    Pure Glass Beads

    My web site - Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

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  • #2
    The trouble is that people who buy finished jewellery are rarely the ones who buy beads and vice versa.
    I know some bead sellers have (often quite expensive) finished jewellery on their site so they encourage people to buy their beads as people realise they can make their own much cheaper.

    Melanie

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    • #3
      Originally posted by silvermaid View Post
      The trouble is that people who buy finished jewellery are rarely the ones who buy beads and vice versa.
      A very good point

      Once I have built up my bead sets I think I will probably just sell the jewellery on Etsy or Ebay. Thanks for replying.
      Alison
      Pure Glass Beads

      My web site - Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

      Visit My Facebook Page

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      • #4
        New to the forum. Had a look at your beads and they are truly lovely.
        Sue
        Yan Tan Tethera - Handmade Jewellery

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        • #5
          Thank you Sue

          Do you have a link to your web site so I can have a look? Oh and welcome
          Alison
          Pure Glass Beads

          My web site - Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

          Visit My Facebook Page

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          • #6
            I sell both beads and jewellery made from my beads. My jewellery does sell, but not nearly as quickly as the beads. Often the jewellery will sell to customers who also buy the beads though - but I don't really spend any great effort in marketing my jewellery. As others have said - if the people visiting your site are bead-buyers rather than jewellery buyers, it stands to reason you will sell more of the beads.

            The key is to find the people who want jewellery rather than loose beads. How to find those people - well, that is a whole new puzzle!

            Emma
            Emma
            www.ejrbeads.co.uk - unique art beads & more
            www.ejrbeads.co.uk/shop - beads, polymer clay, glitters and inks oh my
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            • #7
              We've just added some of my wife's handmade jewellery to our bead shop but we've not had a sniff of a sale yet. Maybe the two should just be kept separate?
              Kind regards,
              Paul

              charming-beads.co.uk

              http://www.charming-beads.co.uk

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              • #8
                Just a stray thought here but as a bead seller are you kind of putting yourself in the frame as a competitor of your own customers if you also sell jewellery made with your beads? I realise a lot of people will buy beads just to make for themselves but others will be buying to make and sell
                Chris xx
                My Website
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                • #9
                  Think it's a great idea showing your jewellery made with your beads as it gives better idea of size but I agree, if I'm a bead buyer I'm not going to buy the jewellery
                  Bridal Hair Accessories

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                  • #10
                    I've tried both and can only echo the comments made by others. I have a website selling beads and jewellery supplies.. funnily enough called beadsandjewellerysupplies.co.uk and I love making Jewellery, sometimes I make up some pieces and put them on my "how to make" page just to give people an idea..most people end up buying most of the pieces and then add their own colours and a few different beads to make them unique.
                    http://www.beadsandjewellerysupplies.co.uk/

                    http://www.facebook.com/BeadsUK

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                    • #11
                      Your beads are lovely, I sell beads and jewellery and I keep them separate. I was considering putting both and the same website. I will watch this tread to see what others think.
                      http://www.beadaliciousbeads.co.uk
                      http://www.facebook.com/Beadaliciousbeads
                      http://beadaliciousbeads.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        Hello, I'm a little new to the forum. But, as a bead buyer I often look at the jewellery already made and think "I can do that!" Have you maybe thought about using your jewellery to boost the sales of your beads by writing "How to" guides? Xx

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Charming Beads View Post
                          We've just added some of my wife's handmade jewellery to our bead shop but we've not had a sniff of a sale yet. Maybe the two should just be kept separate?
                          Quite a few pieces now sold so maybe I was wrong!
                          Kind regards,
                          Paul

                          charming-beads.co.uk

                          http://www.charming-beads.co.uk

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                          • #14
                            I haven't noticed a problem having both on the same website - but I don't really do a lot of jewellery anyway, just little bits here and there.

                            I think that my customers for my art beads will have their own markets to persue for their jewellery sales anyway, so not sure I would be competing in the same areas they are trying to sell their work.

                            But it does also show some ideas of what the beads look like made up, and that is always a good thing I think
                            Emma
                            www.ejrbeads.co.uk - unique art beads & more
                            www.ejrbeads.co.uk/shop - beads, polymer clay, glitters and inks oh my
                            www.facebook.com/EJRBeads - Like me at Facebook!

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