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Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to design beautiful jewelry. Welcome to the world of the professional jewelry designer!

There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As a jewelry designer you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. 

You can be a style leader who sets new trends when you become a jewelry designer, especially if your jewelry is sold in popular retail stores or worn by celebrities

Or you might be a jewelry artist who earns a lucrative income selling hand-made jewelry to buyers who appreciate your work and are willing to pay more for unique pieces.

If you start your own jewelry design business you will enjoy the flexibility and freedom of being your own boss, plus your earning potential is almost unlimited. And perhaps most importantly your jewelry design "work" will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.

When you become a jewelry designer, and especially if you start your own jewelry design business, you might choose to create whatever type of jewelry you love. Which types of jewelry can you imagine yourself getting paid to design?

  • Necklaces 
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Rings (including wedding and engagement rings)
  • Brooches and pins
  • Tiaras
  • Men's jewelry, such as cufflinks and tie pins
  • Any other types of jewelry (belt buckles, buttons, body jewelry, toe rings, and more)
As long as you have the desire, you can become a jewelry designer. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. 

If you would like to be paid to design jewelry, the FabJob Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting career of jewelry design. 

This guide offers expert advice from successful jewelry designers and jewelry industry insiders to learn how you can get started and succeed as a jewelry designer.

Guide author Margaret Hefner is a former jewelry designer for the Ralph Lauren Jewelry Company and the Jones New York label. She also launched her own jewelry line, which she sold to boutiques and galleries. Other experts who share insider advice in this how-to guide include:

  • Josh Warner, founder and principal designer of Good Art, a high-end jewelry company in Hollywood, whose jewelry has appeared in magazines such as Vogue and GQ and is worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Jessica Alba, and Ashton Kutcher
  • Frances Smersh, winner of the NICHE Fashion Jewelry Award for excellence and innovation in jewelry design
  • Anne Sportun, who landed the first wholesale order for her jewelry at age 16, and now sells to approximately 70 jewelry retailers in the U.S. and Canada
  • Jeanne Johngren, who attended Yale University before becoming a jewelry designer, sold $3,000 worth of jewelry in two days at a local craft fair and now runs a successful jewelry design business
The FabJob Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer covers topics of vital importance if you want to become a jewelry designer and get hired as a jewelry designer or start your own jewelry design business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for starting a jewelry design business in any country. It includes:

How to Get Started as a Jewelry Designer

  • What you need to know about jewelry design, including:
    • Types of jewelry you can make (including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and more)
    • Jewelry materials (including beads, metal, gemstones, synthetics, clay, natural elements such as wood, shell, paper, and more)
    • Jewelry-making equipment and tools you'll need and where to find them (includes an insider's list of contact information for suppliers recommended by professional jewelry designers)

  • Information about jewelry design and jewelry making workshops, colleges courses, and certificate programs
  • Ways to teach yourself jewelry-making
  • How to design jewelry, including a step-by-step explanation of the jewelry design process:
    • Developing ideas for jewelry, including ensuring your jewelry is wearable
    • Sketching a jewelry design or using computer-aided design (CAD)
    • Choosing your jewelry materials
    • Information about using patterns or molds in jewelry design
    • When to make a sample or prototype of your jewelry
  • Making your own jewelry, including how to use key jewelry making techniques (filing, soldering, saw-piercing, wirework)
  • Finding craftspeople and companies to make the jewelry you design (also known as outsourcing of jewelry production)
How to Get Hired as a Jewelry Designer
  • Types of employers for fashion, production and custom jewelry design
  • Information about types of positions, including head designer, design assistant, benchwork or assembly
  • How to find and reply to advertised openings for jewelry designers
  • How to land an interview for a jewelry designer job even when no opening is advertised
  • How to put together a resume and cover letter that sell your skills as a jewelry designer
  • How to prepare a portfolio of your jewelry design work:
    • What to include (sketches, photos, or a mix)
    • Photographing your work so it shows well
    • Putting it together as an attractive package
  • Interview tips for jewelry designers including what to wear and how to make a fabulous impression
  • Bringing jewelry samples and how to present them
How to Start a Jewelry Design Business
  • How to start your own business as a jewelry designer as inexpensively as possible
  • How to create a business plan for your jewelry design business
  • Determining your start-up costs (includes a sample budget) and where to get start-up financing
  • Choosing a name for your jewelry design business
  • What else you need to know to start a jewelry design business (with tips and links to resources on insurance, taxes on product sales, incorporating, etc.)
  • How to set up your workspace whether you work at home or rent a studio
  • How to determine prices for your jewelry
  • How to prepare your jewelry to ship and display
  • Hiring employees or contractors for assembly of your jewelry designs
  • Fulfilling orders for your jewelry and accepting payment from jewelry clients and buyers
Selling Your Jewelry Designs
  • How to prepare your portfolio and jewelry samples to show to clients and buyers
  • Developing style sheets and price sheets to show off your jewelry collections (includes samples)
  • Using a website to sell your jewelry 
  • Selling jewelry through consignment with galleries or boutiques
  • Developing "terms of sale" to protect yourself 
  • Selling jewelry directly to consumers at craft shows and promotional events
  • Low-cost strategies to promote your jewelry to individual buyers
  • How to contact wholesale jewelry buyers at retail stores and present your samples
  • How to make big sales at jewelry industry tradeshows
  • Deciding when a sales rep is needed (and how to make sure they work hard to sell your jewelry)
PLUS you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Ways to save money, including how you can get a discount on jewelry making tools and supplies by buying at wholesale prices
  • How to find a successful professional jewelry designer to be your mentor
  • Ensuring a jewelry making studio is safe
  • Links to leading jewelry industry resources including publications and professional associations 
  • Valuable samples to help you start your jewelry design business, including:
    • Sample budget for a jewelry design business
    • Sample purchase order form to sell your jewelry to retail stores
    • Sample style sheet to show your jewelry designs to buyers
    • Sample price list for buyers
    • Sample contract for selling jewelry on consignment (also known as a consignment agreement)
    • Sample invoice form to use in your jewelry design business
    • Sample checklist of supplies and equipment for running your own jewelry design business
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a jewelry design business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer contains some of the best career and business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to get hired as a jewelry designer or start your own jewelry design business.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Thursday, November 27, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide with the next piece of jewelry you sell. And with this guide you can become a jewelry designer and start your own jewelry design business much more quickly.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a professional jewelry designer.

Don't miss the opportunity to have the career of your dreams. If you are undecided, take advantage of our guarantee. Buy the jewelry designer guide, read it, and if you are not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

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"If you dream of designing jewelry for a living, this valuable guide is for you. It shows how to turn your talent for designing jewelry into a successful career. You will learn how to get started in jewelry design, how to get a job as a jewelry designer, and how to start your own business selling your jewelry to retail stores, wholesale buyers, or directly to consumers."
 - Jennifer James, Editor

"Whether your goal is to develop a name for yourself in celebrity circles, to work behind the scenes for a big designer label, or to set yourself up in a studio designing one-of-a-kind pieces, the FabJob Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer can help you learn how to make a living using your creativity as a jewelry designer."
- Margaret Hefner, Author and Jewelry Designer who has designed for Ralph Lauren Jewelry Company and Jones New York

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What's the difference between a jewelry designer and a jewellery designer?

The only difference is the country you work in. "Jewelry" is the U.S. spelling, while "jewellery" is the spelling used in Canada and other countries. This guide provides expert information about how to become a jewelry designer (or become a jewellery designer) and start your own jewelry design (or jewellery design) business wherever you live.


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