For decades creative and crafty entrepreneurs have made a very viable business out of selling handmade jewelry; whether that may be at a physical store, an online platform or at pop up events and markets. The type of jewelry that you sell may determine which sales avenue is the best for your specific product line. Let us categorize the most popular types of jewelry you could make or sell that could be sold online or at events.
- Beaded Necklaces
Beaded necklaces are trending once again. Beads can add texture and style to any outfit. The perfect go to statement piece that never goes out of style. These are easy to create which makes it a lucrative business for beginner jewelry designers. These items are popular and sell very well on Etsy or your own online store. Pop ups at Farmers Markets and events are also a great spot to sell your creations.
- Beaded Bracelets
Beaded bracelets are the most popular items to sell on online platforms like Etsy, Amazon, Facebook, and eBay. If you have an entire product line; having your own e-commerce store is also a great option for generating revenue. Another terrific way of starting off in the industry while still learning the art of jewelry making.
- Personalized Charm Bracelets
Another product which is easy to sell online while also easy to make, are personalized charm bracelets or necklaces. You can offer letter charms, charms with saying, animal charms or birthstone charms to create personalized unique orders for your customers. A fantastic way to upsell your jewelry is by providing an add-on option for personalized orders. Shopper's love "one of a kind" options.
- Pendant Necklaces
Simple pendant necklaces are also extremely popular among consumers. Beginner jewelry designers can easily create these just by using a delicate chain and adding a small pendant or an eye-catching gemstone pendant.
- Gemstone Rings
Semi-precious stones are great for creating simple yet elegant rings. Birthstone rings are great sellers; especially crystal options like Amethyst or Aquamarine.
- Friendship Bracelets & Necklaces
Friendship bracelets never go out of style, there will always be a need for jewelry like this. Not only is it fun to create these with your friends; you could also sell these online for some extra spending money too.
- Polymer Clay Bracelets & Necklaces
Polymer clay heishi beaded jewelry have been trending for the past few years now. Not only are they vibrant, colorful, fun beads but they are also affordable. Wonderful way to get started in the jewelry creation business if you have a limited budget for jewelry making supplies.
- Choker Necklaces
Choker necklaces have become immensely popular once again in the recent years. You can make these out of chains, fabric, gemstone beads, pearls, chips, and a variety of other materials. Versatile with many outfits and exceedingly popular among the younger generations. Great option to add to your collection to gain more consumers by offering trending products.
- Gemstone Mala Bracelets
Mala bracelets that are created with meaning. Consumer loves creations that have a spiritual meaning or healing properties. Beginner jewelry designers may need to study up on the spiritual meaning of each type of gemstone to create these items, but it is a great option to consider creating due to its popularity on Etsy and other platforms. Most popular options are bracelets that provide balance, stress relief, positive energy, self-improvement, and grounding.
- Essential Oil Diffusing Jewelry
Aromatherapy jewelry has been selling like hot cakes for years. Most are made from lava beads due to their porous texture and lightweight. It is perfect for diffusing oils and making jewelry that is a "wearable personal diffuser". Great business to start considering its easy and affordable to create these items.