How to become a Jewellery Maker

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: November 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Jewellery makers design and produce original and bespoke jewellery such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches and cufflinks. Jewellery making is a skilled craft and is often run as a hobby-based enterprise on a part-time basis. Some makers specialise in certain materials or styles such as contemporary, fashion, commemorative, wedding or beaded jewellery. They typically supply to local jewellers, arts and crafts retailers and gift shops, as well as directly to individuals via online marketplaces such as Etsy and Folksy, and at local markets and craft fairs.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a jewellery maker. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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