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    Hi all!

    I'm interested in starting to make my own jewellery, as I love crafts, and this appeals. Has anyone got any advice on where to start - good books, websites, suppliers?



  • #2
    Dear Ginger,
    Welcome to the forum. If you are just starting out, may I suggest our book entitled The Art of Selling Your Craft. Suitable for any craft, it will guide you through the principles of running a successful craft business, with handy hints and tips on how to get the most from the industry.

    Available to purchase directly at £3.95 a copy plus postage from

    All the very best for your new venture.
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    • #3
      A great supplier website is I buy my beads and other materials as well as tools and findings off of that website almost religously


      • #4
        Re: Starting to make jewellery

        Hi Ginger

        Your profile doesn't say if you're in the UK or not. Buying from outside the UK can incur tax over a certain amount. Doesn't happen every time but bear it mind!

        Bead fairs in the UK are great as you can see what you are buying. I don't think there are many bead shops in the country. I am aware of 3 in my region and they are quite apart from one another, so I only visited one so far. The others are online / mail order suppliers.

        Good luck

        Bead Shop, 91 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0QB, Lancashire. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.


        • #5
          Why not take a look at our selection of semi precious gemstones, we have over 1000 different strings in stock. MOD EDIT - PLEASE READ URL RULES
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