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    Hi All

    Having a bit of a dilema at the moment trying to get a website up and going and having a couple of of incy weeny problems.
    1. Do you think it is a good idea to give your jewellery pieces a name as I have seen many websites do this eg:lovers delight,Paris,Venus you what I mean!
    2. When I make items up do I just list them as totally one offs or have 4+ available but they are all handcrafted so all will be unique in their own individual way.
    I was looking to do it as a shop style and give a make up time for each piece!

    I am so confused and my head is buzzing with so many ideas I do not know where to begin.
    There are many experienced jewellery designers/crafters on this forum so would really appreciate some help and advice.


    Look forward to hearing from you
    Mnay thanks
    Jacki
    ***I can't promise you the MOON, but I can promise SPARKLE.***

    http://wiganscraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • #2
    Hi ya

    Personally I name everything which my family and I love doing I also never make the same thing twice so all my items are 100% unique, saying that alot of the others repeat designs and have lots available, that I guess is totally up to you to decide what direction you wish to take.

    I keep my descriptions really basic and let the photos do the talking

    Hope this helps x
    Ren x
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    • #3
      My jewellery is not named, you have to find the balance between being pro and being cute! (if you know what i mean)
      Last edited by Peter; 18-12-2008, 06:34 PM.

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      • #4
        I name all my pieces. I find them easier to keep track of that way! I also find inspiration in the process of searching for names (everything is named after an island).

        As for your other question, I make both unique pieces (these tend to involve lampwork or gemstones) and repeatable designs, especially maille. It very much depends on the components involved. Anything that's listed as available is just that, however. If people want something from my gallery, or to commission a piece, I discuss timescales with them privately - I actually find it offputting when I see long lead times on sites.

        Good luck putting it all together.
        george
        www.mizgeorge.co.uk
        www.etsy.com/shop/mizgeorge
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        • #5
          I think names gives jewellery a more personal, hand crafted impression. Mermaids Charm sounds much better than blue glass necklace with pearls.
          There are several ways you can sell both OOAK and repeatable designs. You can sell them as OOAK or limited editions - especially if you only have a small stock of the particular beads. A Classic range - for the simpler, easily repeated designs maybe in different colour schemes, or you could have 'Collections' Winter, Spring, Oceans, Inca, Planets and so on.
          You can still name your Classic designs ie: Paris blue, Paris red, Venus Blue etc.

          Melanie

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          • #6
            You need to do something. It can be really muddly when someone starts talking about - "You know that photo that's 2 from the left and third one down.....on the fourth page"? Personally I go into "You what?" mode
            Either give them names or numbers. As a dyscalculic. I find names more memorable
            AnnieAnna

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            • #7
              Everything on my site has a name derived from the Cornish language or a local place name. I find this works well as many people have a happy memory of holidays in Cornwall. Sometimes people buy something just because of the name! As said above, it's important to be able to identify what people have ordered. Everything I do is repeatable, so it's not a problem.

              Have a look at my site www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk
              Best wishes
              Carole

              www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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              • #8
                What does OOAK stand for???


                Originally posted by silvermaid View Post
                I think names gives jewellery a more personal, hand crafted impression. Mermaids Charm sounds much better than blue glass necklace with pearls.
                There are several ways you can sell both OOAK and repeatable designs. You can sell them as OOAK or limited editions - especially if you only have a small stock of the particular beads. A Classic range - for the simpler, easily repeated designs maybe in different colour schemes, or you could have 'Collections' Winter, Spring, Oceans, Inca, Planets and so on.
                You can still name your Classic designs ie: Paris blue, Paris red, Venus Blue etc.

                Melanie
                Snowf1975

                https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

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                • #9
                  I give my pieces names, I thought it would be easy but it was quite difficult.
                  But a certain someone (il name no names)has said itl help calling a necklace 'blue shell necklace' rather than something fancy because when people search the net and they want something thats blue and shell like they will type in 'blue' and 'shell' on google and find the item easily.
                  I see the point but I thin names are nicer.

                  All of my pieces are one offs but some can be made again.It depends on the parts used.If someone wants a piece and I can easily make it again Il say yep I can do that for you.
                  ie somebody bought a simple(but lovely)necklace from me the other week, I did NOT ask Mr M to mark it as sold as I placed an order for more compnents and now there is another necklace available.
                  Dont limit yourself by saying you wont make an item more than once, you may get a big seller and youl kick yourself if you decide it stays a one off.
                  https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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                  • #10
                    I name all of my pieces because i also find them easier to keep track off and because i think it makes the piece more special to the buyer.

                    I also have some one off's and i have other designs that i create several times with different colours.
                    Snowf1975

                    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

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                    • #11
                      OOAK is one of a kind
                      my blog: http://debsjeans.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        I think I've worked out what OOAK stands for - one of a kind - right?!
                        Best wishes
                        Carole

                        www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          doh! Why didnt i get that? ha ha
                          Snowf1975

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by qpjewellers View Post
                            My jewellery is not named, you have to find the balance between being pro and being cute! (if you know what i mean)
                            Having looked at your website - which as a distributor you cannot put in your signature - I would question your claim of ownership to be able to name your jewellery! Please note from the outset that we are a Craft site - retail distribution does not constitute a craft.

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                            • #15
                              Hi

                              Many thanks for all the replies so far,I feel as though I know which way I will be working as you have all given me so much food for thought.
                              I personally like named pieces of jewellery I feel as though people have put so much thought and effort into their handcrafted creations.I think you can conjure up so much by just a name.

                              PHEW Glad someone asked what OOAK meant, may do what many of you have suggested.
                              Silvermaid I think is probably the way in which I will go, some limited one off pieces and classics when I know I can get repeat beads, findings etc.Thanks a bunch you are all so helpful and have taught me so much since joiming the forum.
                              Cheers everybody
                              Jacki
                              ***I can't promise you the MOON, but I can promise SPARKLE.***

                              http://wiganscraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

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