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Jewelry Making for Fun & Profit: Make Money Doing What You Love! [Kindle Edition]

Lynda Musante , Maria Nerius
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Discover How to Profit From Your Craft
Have you ever dreamed of learning the elegant art of jewelry making? You can! Jewelry Making For Fun & Profit was written with two purposes in mind: to teach you the basics of this fun craft and to show you how to turn these new skills into cash! Whether you've been crafting for years or are just getting started, you'll learn:
·The benefits and enjoyment of jewelry making
·The right materials, tools, and equipment to use
·How to create a special "crafting place" in your home
·Ways to sell your creations at craft shows, shops, and other outlets
·Craft-business basics, including pricing and record keeping


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Discover How to Profit From Your Craft
Have you ever dreamed of learning the elegant art of jewelry making? You can! Jewelry Making For Fun & Profit was written with two purposes in mind: to teach you the basics of this fun craft and to show you how to turn these new skills into cash! Whether you've been crafting for years or are just getting started, you'll learn:
·The benefits and enjoyment of jewelry making
·The right materials, tools, and equipment to use
·How to create a special "crafting place" in your home
·Ways to sell your creations at craft shows, shops, and other outlets
·Craft-business basics, including pricing and record keeping

Product Details

  • File Size: 1227 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (December 22, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FGMDD2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,610,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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84 of 86 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too broad to be helpful! April 9, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I'm not going to be as harsh as the first reviewer, but I do not recommend this book. Its basic problem is that it attempts to cover too much: basic how-to stuff, business strategy (where to sell, how much to charge), and all the legal stuff that goes with selling what you make for profit.
First of all, the how-to section was completely useless. The description of tools, materials, and methods was poorly written and incredibly incomplete. It covered only a few of the most basic techniques in each of the four or five styles of jewelry making (bead, polymer clay, fabric, etc.) My feelings were that most readers would only be interested in one of these techniques, and that beginners would not find the instructions sufficient to make much of anything at all. But really - if you're at the point where you're even thinking about making jewelry for profit then you know everything they say already.
The projects were tacky, poorly conceived, kind of bizarre, and virtually unillustrated.
The section on how to sell your stuff was moderately helpful but pretty much a let down - I expected many more specific suggestions rather than vague advise and trite, catch phrase encouragement about how this book will change my life.
I appreciated the section at the end for alerting me about legal procedures and regulations - I had no idea so much was involved. However, it turns out that so much is involved that I have to buy another book. The author never gave a complete treatment of any of the many issues and was constantly referring you to her other books on home business for the necessary information.
The resource list at the end seems pretty complete - at least now I know where to go to get all the information this book failed to provide.
My advice - don't try to buy a book that combines jewelry making with home business. Buy one of each.
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75 of 86 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK March 27, 2004
Format:Paperback
This book has almost nothing to do with making jewelry. The jewelry it shows you how to make (7 items you could supposedly sell) would really be ideal for an 8 year old. And, requires about the same skill level. It shows you how to string beads(duh), how to bend some wire for an earring loop, how to curl wire on a bead string so the beads are separated by curls of wire, then something about sewing a piece of cloth that was so far from jewelry making I didn't bother to read it. The last half of the book is about going into business (Hopefully not selling the crap this book shows you how to make!). I've just leafed through the book - I'm not going to waste my time reading it. Already wasted my money. Please, save yours!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother March 26, 2006
Format:Paperback
This is not much of either type of book jewelry or doing craft type home biz. The only thing about this books title is to sell books to people that don't know much about either of the main items in the title. If you know some about either this tome will not help in any case. You can get the copyright type stuff from the Gov for free, and the legal stuff from your library. Also the laws governing a small biz are so locally written check again with your local library. I do own it and will be trying to off load it.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BirdieBeader September 11, 2005
Format:Paperback
"Make Money Doing What You Love"....That is what this book was written for. It was NOT to teach you how to bead. One should already be skilled before attempting to sell their creations or to even think about starting a business. I found it to be informative and helpful, as did the people that I teach. It was easy to understand and well written. I'm pleased to have found this book through Amazon.com. Thank-You. BB
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29 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Less Jewelry Making June 5, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Disappointed with the lack of jewelry making ideas inside this book.
Mostly geared toward the business aspect of selling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jewelry Making For Fun and Profit June 13, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book years ago and just forgot to buy it. The book addresses the core or basic needs of running a jewelry, craft, or one of a kind, business which is timeless information for Crafters and artisans who are organized and appreciate the need for planning, marketing, and pricing your works.
The author spent a great deal of time researching the different topics and their is a wealth of information to help you run your business smoothly., including references - some of which are out dated. Jewelry Making For Fun and Profit is one of the Bible Books for Arts and crafts and I'm glad I finally bought the book..

Some things never really go out of style or lose their value.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
Ok but not at all what I was expecting. I wanted more design and instruction and less how to sell. Very few actual ideas fro projects.
Published 21 months ago by Darlene Irwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewelry Making Book
This is a wonderful book for someone interested in developing a jewelry making business. There were techniques and lessons on making jewelry that I had not heard of and was very... Read more
Published on August 7, 2012 by cappy
5.0 out of 5 stars worthwhile information
if you are an avid crafter of any kind, this book has plenty of relevant information and references to get acquainted with the (somewhat complicated) business world of selling your... Read more
Published on January 1, 2011 by jen
4.0 out of 5 stars Jewerly Making for un & Profit
Enjoyed this little book. Full of good ideas to get your business up and running. Especially good for the first time business person with no prior experience. Read more
Published on April 2, 2007 by Myra Ramsey
5.0 out of 5 stars I disagree with the negative review left by Mongopop
I have been in the jewelry making business for over 20 years. I teach jewelry making classes on a weekly basis. Read more
Published on August 30, 2006 by Barbara Liabastre
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Great Info!!
Originally borrowed this book at the local library-liked it so well, I purchased it through Amazon-lots of really good information in a friendly easy to read style. Read more
Published on September 13, 2005 by Diana Lange
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