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Start Your Own Jewellery Business - Saturday 11th May

Start Your Own Jewellery Business - Saturday 11th May


Suitable for makers at all levels, this business booster class will introduce you to the things you need to think about to take your jewellery from bench to business. Taking that next step into being a professional jewellr might feel scary but it doesn't have to. With 20 years experience of being a working jewellery Alys will help you decide what you want your business to be and how to make it happen. 


Whether you want to make making your full time profession, you want to supplement you income with a side hustle or you just want to sell some jewellery to make space to keep making you need to make sure your business will be legally compliant, managable, profitable and enjoyable. 


This class is the perfect way to begin a new chapter in your jewellery making journey. Working in a small group you'll learn together about what things to consider when starting up your business and how to maintain it.  There'll be plenty of worksheets, exercises and discussions and we'll reslly explore the issues, reservations and stumbling blocks that are holding you back from realising that dream business. 


You'll leave with a plan and a postive attitude ready to make it happen.

  • Details

    Date: Saturday 11th May 2024

    Times: 10.30 - 4.00

    Venue: Nottingham Jewellery School, Unit 28, Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Ellesmere Crescent, Carrington, Nottingham, NG5 1DX

    Max class size: 8

  • Class Description

    Who is this class suitable for?

    All levels. It will suit those who are intending to sell their work at any scale.

    What will I make?

    You'll make a plan to create a business that will work for you. Whether you want to just cover your materials cost, pay for your next holiday or make a full time living this class will give you a headstart in the headwork involved in knowing where to begin. 

    What will I learn?

    You will learn about the different areas you need to consider when starting out as a new selling jeweller.

    We will explore:

    Your vison, values and goals for your business. What do you want your business to look like? What do you want to acheive and why?

    Making to sell. How to adapt your work, workspace, process and mindset from making for pleasure to making for profit.

    Income Streams. Where, how and who you are selling to.  Wholesale and sale or return, approaching stockists, attending fairs and events, websites and online sales platforms, taking commissions and bespoke orders. 

    Admin and Accounts. What you need to sell legally and logically. We'll cover the basics of insurance, tax, record keeping, banking, cash flow and accounts. 

    Building Your Brand. How to promote and present your work. Marketing and promotion. Social and printed media. Product photography, logos and business names. 


    What is included?

    You'll get a handful of handouts each week, with plenty of space to add your own notes, exercises to fill in and homework to complete. 

  • Terms and Conditions

    If for any reason the class doesn't run you will receive a full refund.


    If you cancel your booking one month or more before the class begins you will receive a 50% refund.


    No refunds are available after this time.


    If you have specific requirements or interests let me know so they can be accommodated.

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