Resources for Jewelry Designers

Many of the resources in this list I have used personally over the years. This is just a small sampling of what is out there but this will give you a good place to start and I will continue to update the list as things change and new resources are created. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the information provided below.  

Places to buy beads and tools:

Your local bead shop

Firemountaingems.com

riogrande.com

rings-things.com

shipwreckbeads.com

etsy.com

Amazon.com

Ebay.com

 

Packaging/Displays:

Same as above including:

Allurepack.com

papermart.com

nilecorp.com

marvindisplay.com

abstracta.com

Web design Info:

wix.com

weebly.com

squarespace.com

shopify.com

 

Domain name search - www.whois.com

Starting a business:

SBA.gov

IRS.gov

Your local entrepreneurial center

 

Gem and Jewelry Shows:

Tuscan Gem show: tgms.org/show

International Gem Show - www.intergem.com

Whole bead show - www.wholebead.com

Resources for shows and online applications: juriedartservices.com

zapplication.org

Other information:

You can check with your own insurance company or use short term insurance for the arts and crafters: 

www.actinsurance.com

Business cards, banners and other promotional items: vistaprint.com or staples.com

 

Color of the year or season - pantone.com

 

Facebook has many different types of groups that you can join to help you on your journey. Just search for the information or interest that you are looking for.

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