I caught up with Jill Dawson to find out how she started selling her jewellery. Take a look below to hear about her journey from banking to jewellery making, and the challenges she faced when she started selling.
Yes that’s how I felt after 30 years in banking. It was time for a change, one of those mid life, do something else moments. The only thing I needed was to find a new direction to channel my energy and experience into! When I couldn’t find that, I started making jewellery.
I recently stumbled across the Firefrost Designs website. Intrigued by what I saw, I got in touch with Karen to find out more about her jewellery business.
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Jewellery Business Success Stories – Sassie Gems
by Sarah Cassie
Two years ago I was given the devastating news that at the age of 32 I needed to have a hysterectomy and although this would hopefully be the beginning of the end of years of debilitating abdominal pains, it still felt like my whole world was in the process of being shaken beneath me – I needed something to keep me busy and my mind active from this dreadful news. I’d always had an interest in jewellery and crafts, and this seemed like the ideal hobby to take up for those difficult days that now seemed destine, especially as my doctor had prescribed nothing but total rest for a good six weeks after the operation.
Jewellery Business Success Stories – Helen Dyer
by Helen Dyer
Hi, my name is Helen and I have been making jewellery for about three years now. So when my husband got a job at Beads Direct a couple of years ago I was quite excited.
Jewellery Business Success Stories – Pookledo
Interview with Sarah Goode
Pookledo is a very original name, where did it come from?
I read in a marketing guide that a good thing to help you be found on the internet is to have a name that is unique, so I made up the name “Pookledo” as no-one else has that name as the word is made up. If you Google for “Pookledo” you just find me!
Jewellery Business Success Stories – Fungiftsforwrists
by Janet Sherret
I started out making very simple charm bracelets, to sell on ebay.
Jewellery Business Success Stories – Anna’s Jewellery Designs
by April Luescher
Anna’s Jewellery Designs – the story so far…
The Value Networking
by Rick Armstrong, Mentor UK
Even in this technological age word of mouth is still recognised as a very powerful form of advertising and marketing.