Saturday, 14 March 2015

Cut The Cost of Your Wedding With Affordable Jewellery Making Supplies

I've been handcrafting necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings for myself for years now, and have developed my skills to the point where even complete strangers are stopping me on the street to ask about particular pieces I'm wearing. A few of my closest friends have told me that I can probably make a lot of money from this hobby, and have convinced me to set up a website in order to start selling my creations online. After giving this idea a lot of thought, I'm finally ready to take the plunge and move forward with this project.

I've got my web hosting and graphic design taken care of already, so now the most important thing left for me to do is find affordable jewelry making supplies. This will represent my largest investment, as I'll have to stockpile a bit of inventory before I begin selling. When I was just fashioning necklaces or whatever for myself, I simply bought everything I needed from a local crafts store. Prices weren't an issue before because I wasn't manufacturing huge quantities of products. However, now that I plan on selling my creations, I have to keep a close eye on the bottom line -- which means that buying discount jewelry making supplies will be critical to the success of my business.

In order to make things as simple as possible in the beginning, I'm going to sell pieces made up mostly of beads, crystal, black onyx, and quartz. These are among the most common jewellery making supplies provided by wholesalers, so I'm hoping that by sticking only to these items for the time being, I can limit my up-front production costs. Once I get a feel for sales volume and customer tastes, I can start buying a wider range of jewellery making supplies.

I've been checking out some online distributors, and have found several promising leads already. I didn't realize that so many companies sell discount jewellery making supplies these days! I want to work with distributors or wholesalers that ship reliably, engage in trustworthy business practices, and offer the most competitive prices around. There are three such companies that I'm willing to try in the beginning here. If things work out with them, I hope to forge a lasting business relationship that could perhaps translate into even bigger savings for me in the long run.

Anyway, I am very excited about the prospect of selling my original creations online! All I have to do now is wait for my first order of jewellery making supplies to come in so I can get started in earnest.

If you want to find more amazing handmade jewellery designs then please check out this website.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Cheap Wedding Ideas

Are you looking for ways to have a beautiful wedding without having to spend a ton of money that you do not have? There are ways that you can save money while still having a day to remember when you get marred to the man or woman of your dreams. What you have to do is to use your imagination and look around for what others have used for cheap wedding ideas. You don't want your wedding to look cheap, but you want it to be affordable. There are always ways to get it done as long as you are realistic.

Some cheap wedding ideas are going to center around your wedding flowers. Most people want flowers all around them when they get married. If you are short on cash, get just a few fresh flowers for your wedding party and the bride's bouquet, and then make your own centerpieces from artificial flowers. Don't worry. These flowers look better than ever before. Some look real even upon close inspection. Another idea would be to have your wedding at a local botanical gardens if you have one near. Most allow wedding ceremonies and do so relatively cheaply.

There are great ways that you can save money on a wedding dress so you can spend your dollars elsewhere. This is one of the most popular cheap wedding ideas out there. All you have to do is be willing to shop around for sale items. Believe it or not, you can find off season dresses that are amazing for substantial savings, only because they are a year old. You can also see if you can wear one someone else in your family wore (but only if you love it!), or if you can find a place to rent one. You can't keep a rented dress, of course, but you can get something stunning to wear and save a lot of money at the same time.

See if you can find somewhere to have your wedding ceremony and reception in the same building. If you are getting married in a church, they may have a basement or other building they use for receptions, allowing for a package deal that saves a lot of money. If you are not getting married in a church, find a place where you can have both. This is one of the easiest cheap wedding ideas to pull off if you live in a larger area because you have more choices for venues. You can find these in smaller areas too, but not always.

Other cheap wedding ideas include asking friends and family to donate their own personal talents to save you money. A baker in your family may very well give you a wedding cake as a gift. If someone is good at taking pictures, ask them how much they would charge you to take over the role. They may also do it for free. Those that love you will want to help you save money, and will be delighted to be a part of your day by offering you their services for free or at a very low cost. Be sure you really like what they do before you ask though, as you don't want to be bitter because you have bad pictures or the cake looked terrible.