Wednesday, January 11, 2017

JEWELRY NEEDS V JEWELRY WANTS

I heard  this statement  a while back " people buy jewelry because they want it,  not because they need it"  I love that statement, because it puts the designers work into perspective.    I don't agree with this statement a 100%  because some people who believes that stone has spiritual power will buy jewelry that hold these stones.  The people that believes in these gemstones want and need the healing power of these stones.  Some people also believe that certain stone has psychic power, so the wants and need of certain jewelry comes together for buyers.   I too have belief in the history of certain gemstones,  and I also love the beauty of the gemstones as well.  For designers,  we create jewelry that will give our clients the instant gratification they seek.    Check out Shawzae Jewelry Shop at
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Monday, January 2, 2017

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GEMSTONES THIS YEAR AND TRENDING COLOR

This has been an amazing year,  my continued renewed love for jewelry making has just brought joy to my life.  I finally conquer making gorgeous rings,  this was tough, but I did it  lol.  I admire other jewelry makers for their craft and design styles.   Jewelry is a personal thing and it's instant gratification.   I know when I was a teenager,  and my boyfriend and I would split,  this is the first thing I would go to the store to get,  to make me feel better,  and of course a new outfit.   Although,  the jewelry was inexpensive,  it was beautiful and made me feel good.   This year has really got me going on gemstones, and their history.   Jewelry makers also create jewelry according to the color and season,  so it's really important to keep up with the color trend.   Look for more new jewelry styles and trend from all around the world,  starting here at Shawzae Boutique.  My first blog of 2017.
 

Monday, December 12, 2016

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is one of the three precious metals.  Sterling silver is the most plentiful, and least expensive  precocious metal.  Throughout the years  these mythical white metal has been used to mark milestones in celebration and achievements.    The standard for sterling silver has not changed  since 1300 when Edward I of England established  an early practice rule for silversmith,  decreeing that silver must consist of 9.25  pure silver alloyed with 7.6 copper.  The copper is added for the hardness,  because silver is so soft.   The sterling refers to the composition of the metal.   Silver is more plentiful than gold,  and silver has the tend to tarnish over an extreme length of time,  which sometimes makes it less popular,  however,  this metal is long lasting and durable.  The standard is .925 for sterling silver.  Sterling silver jewelry is beautiful and affordable and will last you for years to come.

     

Thursday, December 1, 2016

WHEN JEWELRY SPEAKS TO YOU

I love wearing simple elegant jewelry, it make me feel confident,  it seems to give my skin tone a glow.  My jewelry is speaking to me,  saying that I am not extravagant ,  but have a simple elegant  taste with confident.    I like that,  because it's true and it gives the viewers a simple glance that tells  them you have a simple elegant taste in jewelry.  Jewelry speaks to a lot of people in different ways.
We love jewelry, and the attention it gives us,  and some people want a lot of attention,  and some don't,  I say wear what you love.   Let your jewelry tell your story.  #jewelrylove.

  

Saturday, November 26, 2016

CREATING JEWELRY FOR WEDDING

We all know that jewelry is a woman number one accessories,  and being a part of creating these beautiful pieces of  jewelry is amazing.  We have so many jeweler who creates these beautiful pieces of jewelry for special events, regular wear,  and weddings.  To a jeweler it's like painting the world beautiful.  There is a special feeling and a creative spark when it come to wedding.   When you are creating jewelry for a wedding,  you are imaging the brides in the most beautiful setting,  and you want your jewelry to match the brides surrounding and feeling,  and it will give you the most amazing feeling.   As a jeweler,  you will want to create some wedding jewelry that will have that grand entrance,  and we all hope to get custom orders,  that's when you know it has to hit all the bells, especially the wedding bell.   Stay creative,  don't ever lose the sight of a beautiful gem.      


  

Saturday, November 19, 2016

HOW TO PRICE YOUR JEWELRY

This is one of the most important thing when you start making jewelry.  When you first start out making jewelry  it is difficult to set a price for your piece of jewelry,  I had the same problem.  There are some software programs out there that can help you,  but you can also do this yourself.  When you have components that come in packs or wires,  you are going to divide the length of the wire into the cost.  When you buy in packs divide the number of components into the cost,  it will take a little time to get it,  but you will.

Example 17.00 for stringing wire,  and you are going to use 9 inches of it,  divide 9 into the cost of $17,  and it will give you what the cost for the wire.  I hope this has helped you

Monday, November 7, 2016

ADDING RUSTIC BEADS WITH ELEGANT CRYSTAL BEADS

When adding rustic beads, and elegant beads together, you are building a piece with characters.  A jeweler finds a way to create unique and one of a kind jewelry,  because this is what makes each jeweler stands out.   It is very important for jewelers to start building on where they want to go with their art.  Jewelry pricing is a problem with all jewelers when they start out in the business,  because they are always short on money to get the tools and components they need.   Here are some tips on getting started:

1.. Research other jewelers work to get a feel for your own designs,
2.. Find a jewelry supply store to research tools, and jewelry components
3..Start out small pricing your jewelry at the price point that you want for your  business.

Remember that your components and labor is going to determine your price,  so if you want to sell high ends jewelry you can start out by making one or two piece at a time as you continue to build on your business.

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