Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I have been making jewelry for about 7 years now and I have finally found the key to making jewelry more affordable. My secret is buying my jewelry supplies sold in bulk! When you buy your jewelry supplies sold in bulk you are cutting your cost for your jewelry supplies almost in half, and sometimes more, so you can afford to sell your jewelry at a lower cost and that makes a lot of folks really happy in an economy like ours.
The more you search for jewelry supplies sold in bulk the more you will find that you were paying way to much for your jewelry supplies that you normally just buy a few of. The larger the quantity of jewelry supplies you buy, the more you will save. Now a lot of people cannot afford to buy huge quantities to obtain the largest price break when buying their jewelry supplies, but the average person can afford to buy in quantities of 100 pieces or so and you will notice a big difference in what you'll pay compared to the small quantities such as 5 or 10 of the same pieces.
So when searching for jewelry supplies, remember to always search for jewelry supplies sold in bulk and it will save you a ton of money in the long run! Check out CharsBeads4U for larger quantities and remember that you can always ask for larger quantities of jewelry supplies, most suppliers are open to that kind of a request. Have a wonderful time creating!
I have been doing a lot of searching for bails and I have found that Aanraku Bails are a very popular bail in the jewelry industry. The Aanraku Bails can be used for such a variety of things, such as using them for Scrabble tile necklaces, glass marbles to create a pendant which make lovely necklaces, you can also attach them to dominos and add a picture to the front for a really cute pendant!
The Aanraku bails are very popular, but I have found in doing my research that Aanraku bails are also very expensive compared to the competition. For example, I found a place selling the Anraku bails for $25.00 for only 50 bails, and CharsBeads4U sells a very similar, but heart shaped bail for only $15.00 for 100 pieces, that is one fourth the price you'd pay for Aanraku bails!
The heart shaped bails that you see pictured above are really cute and they are way less expensive and in this economy who wants to spend a bundle on anything, let alone a simple bail for a pendant!
I found out that the company who holds the Trademark for Aanraku bails has such a hard time telling the difference that they actually have to order them from different supply stores to actually hold them in their hands to tell the difference. If they have trouble telling the difference, then why would anyone pay more?