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I created my own design and it's hot. What do I do before I release to customets
05 Oct 2015

It depends on what you mean by release

If you are selling the work by pattern or video you don't have to do anything. Your copyright is made the moment you make it.

If you are selling the finished work then that's a little different. Your work is still copyrighted at the time of making the item but a lot of people may copy it. Yes you can sue but that costs thousands of dollars. It's best to release it on the web with a small disclaimer "copyright by Preston" That will keep most of the wolves away from it.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

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How do I start my own jewelry line?
28 Sep 2015

Ok here goes!

#1. Make jewelry! Make a lot of jewelry. Show it on face book and other forums see the response. Take a look at your skills and where they lie.

#2. Get all the tools you will need to produce your new jewelry line. Get specialty tools you will need. Get use to working with them to see how you like it.

#3. Think about what what sells for you and think about your niche market. Who will be your market?

#4. Price your work and pay attention to the cost of all your jewelry supplies. Will you make a profit?

#5. Think about your target market. Where will you sell your work? Home parties, craft shows, festivals?

#6. Talk to city hall find out what permits you need. Get set up with a bookkeeper.

#7. Get some business cards, some stationary and by all means get a logo.

#8. Get a website, a good one. One that you can operate without html or other computer language.

#9. Learn about sales! Read a book about selling. "Tom Hopkins Sales"

#10. Join a club! Join forums, get newsletters, get informed about your new business.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

Whats the best tumbler to use?
21 Sep 2015

Well you have two choices pretty much in the usa. You have:

#1. Chicago Electric - Put out by harbor freight. It runs good (i use one) has a double barrel for under $60 and a single barrell for under $50. You really only need a single barrel tumbler. It has about 3/4 of the life of a lortone. But it's a good tool at a good price.

#2. Lortone - This is a higher end tumbler (Over $125) and it has more of a lifetime then the chicago tools. I have used it and they work about the same except the Lortone will last a little longer.

I guess for the money all things considered they are about equal

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

Can you sell your work on Craigs list?
14 Sep 2015

Well you can but i would be very cautious about it. If you get a buyer for your work make sure you meet at a user friendly place. Some place that is kinda crowded with other patrons. Never meet these people at your house even if they have made purchases before. So yes but play it safe.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor


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