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Friday, June 24, 2016

Things you need to know before making your own jewelry

Are you planning on making and selling jewelry as a business? There are certain things you need to know before getting into it. It can be fun as there is nothing better than doing something you love as a job. But there is confusion on where and how to begin. 

That said, here's a quick guide to help get you started.

1. Chose the kind of jewelry you want to make

Choose the kind of jewelry you want to make
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There are different kinds of jewelry you can make. Spreading yourself thin in the various jewelry types may not be a good idea, especially if you're just starting. It's not efficient, and you may end up spending more. A lack of focus won't improve your jewelry making skills too. Master a particular skill first before making other types of jewelry. (just one paragraph for bullet 1)


2. Learn the basic skills

Learn the basic skills
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Once you picked the kind of jewelry you want to focus on, know the skills needed for it. Beads, glass, clay metal, or any type need a particular set of skills to mold. There are a lot of projects that will need basic know-how, like forming loops and closing rings. Remember, knowing is half the battle.


3. Your skills won't do much if you don't have good tools.

Chooseing the good tools
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Contrary to what other people say, you need more than a wire cutter and a pair of pliers. Start by finding out the tools you need and make sure to invest in the best ones in the market. The better your tools are, the easier the work will be.


4. Get supplies. A lot.

Get a lot of supplies
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There a lot of places to buy jewelry making supplies. But before you buy supplies in bulk, purchase a small stock of all supplies. Get a feel for it. Be familiar with it. Know the lay of the land, so to speak.

Once you're satisfied and know what you want, buy in bulk. When you're starting, mistakes will happen, and quality will not be consistent. You will go through a trial and error process, so it's better to have a lot of materials.


5. Get yourself a work space

Get yourself a work space
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You can't work in all places at home. You're opening yourself up to distractions and even possible mishaps. Dedicating a small area as your work area will be an effective way for you to focus on your projects. Also, it would guarantee that everything you need will be in one area and not scattered all over your home. All you need after that is to develop a system for working, storing, and handling.


6. Lessons!

Take lessons
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Take lessons from people who have been in the business for years. There's nothing wrong with learning from people who already know how to do it well. Sign up for a class or watch video tutorials online. You might be struggling with something taught easily; the lessons might open your eyes to what you were missing.


7. Be Inspired

Be inspired

Inspiration often comes from what you see. Check different jewelry and crafting websites to get design ideas. It doesn't mean that you will be copying their designs, you'll just be getting ideas. Who knows, you might come up with something unique from getting all those ideas together.


8. Show off your work

Display your work
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Finished doing your projects? What happens next? Whether you plan on selling or displaying, you need a good display for it. Invest in good jewelry display for photo shoots or when you bring your pieces to stores and events. There are different kinds of basic jewelry displays available in the market. So, depending on what you make, there is something for you. 

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That's a good start. Work hard, be creative and be open to criticism. And never forget to love what you do. It's a great way to insure amazing quality when you do your projects. 

Also, have fun.



Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Best Lighting Tips for Your Jewelry Store

Creating the best lighting and jewelry display for your store
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The most common mistake jewelry shop owners make is paying little attention to lighting. Lighting is actually an important marketing tool to showcase your jewelry collection. It helps highlight the jewelry's elegance and its look to the customers. 

● LED lights can do wonders to your shop and merchandise.

Although LED lights are more pricey, they last longer than regular light bulbs. These lights are the most efficient form of lighting. They also come in several shades of white and are perfect for your shop's overhead lighting. 


● Lighting on your diamonds is everything.

Focus the light on your diamonds and watch them stand out from the rest. Cool white is the perfect shade to use for your diamonds. 


● The heat and color of the light matter.

When choosing light bulbs make sure that their color and heat can highlight the features of your jewelry merchandise. For gold jewelry, select a warmer shade of white. For silver, diamonds, and gemstone jewelry pick a cool white shade. 


● Showcase lighting plays a crucial role.

In-case lights highlight the jewelry design. The jewels should sparkle at their best with this type of lighting and they don't cast any shadows. 


● Overhead lighting should be consistent.

The best way to light your products is from above. Focus lighting on the gemstones and select a consistent color to showcase similar collections. 


● Make sure that your lighting doesn’t cast any shadows.

Be sure to check the positions of your jewelry displays, mirrors, and reflectors. Shadows are the last thing your customers should see. Good lighting is an investment. Proper lighting can give your store an edge over your competitors. Buying quality lighting bulbs and reflectors will benefit your business in the long run.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

6 Jewelry Marketing Tips from Experts

Creating a good jewelry display, one of the few effective way of marketing according to experts
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Venturing into any business is not easy. You need extensive research of the current market trends and need to think through all your decisions to avoid mistakes. If you're thinking of going into the jewelry business, these six marketing tips may be of great help. 

● Know your product.

To market your products properly, you should be knowledgeable of all the products and services you are selling. Knowing facts and even trivia will help you easily market them to your target audience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and details regarding your products from your suppliers. 


● Communicate with your target market.

To effectively sell a product, you must know what your customers want, and you must let them know about your offer. Brand awareness is important and there are numerous ways to do it, such as participating in social media sites, giving away printed ads or sending them e-newsletter about new promotions or sales. 


● Present your jewelry attractively.

Any jewelry collection is beautiful in its own way. Make your display even more attractive by presenting the collection with the right material, such as an intricate jewelry display. Doing this makes your products more sellable, and allowing potential customers to try them on increases the chance of them buying. 


● Be active on social media sites.

Social media marketing works wonders. And if you haven’t tried it yet, then you might be missing a lot. There are lots of potential online buyers in various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Posting photos of your products on these sites can boost product awareness and increase curiosity as well. 


● Offer something out of the usual.

There is nothing more effective than getting customers to offer something that your competitors do not. Think of perks to make you stand out. In the jewelry industry's case, you can offer extra services such as custom designs. 


● Advertise your bestselling products.

Find out your bestselling products and use their popularity to further increase revenue. Boost posts about the product, share the posts more often and come up with fun promotions on various social media platforms. Any more tips you’d like to add on the list? Feel free to share them!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

5 Awesome Tips to Attract Jewelry Buyers

Jewelry display an effective way to attract jewelry buyers.

When it comes to marketing, the way you display your product plays a big role in attracting possible buyers. The same thing goes for marketing jewelry. There are a few effective ways you can do to improve your jewelry displays and attract buyers.

● Find the perfect balance between style and restraint.

The classic mistake most retailers make is displaying too many items in a single display case. Organize your displayed jewelry by keeping a consistent look across textures, colors, shapes, and style. Be creative with the props and backgrounds you use in your jewelry displays. For ideas, you can always look at catalogs that feature women’s jewelry and fashion.

● Improve the visual interest of your jewelry store.

One effective way of improving your store’s visual interest is by adding height variation on your display. It takes the monotony out of the usual tabletop displays and allows your customers’ eyes to scan from one piece to another. You can also try putting items and displays at unusual angles.

● Strategic product placement plays a big role in your visual marketing.

Know what your best selling products are and present these items in the most visually enhanced displays. Another tip is to display your products as though telling a story. A good jewelry display should be able to reflect the characteristic and style of the jewelry line.

● Jewelry displays should only be secondary to the displayed jewelry.

Use nice jewelry displays as long as they don’t steal the scene from the jewelry itself. The displayed jewelry should stand out as the star attraction of the display, not the other way around. Your jewelry should stand out from any props or backdrops.

● Proper lighting should bring out the shine in your jewelry.

Good lighting can bring out the best visual appearance in jewelry. It should complement colors of the items and should make them sparkle for a glamorous effect.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to Take Extra Care of Your Pearl Jewelry Collection

Take Extra Care of your Pearl Jewelry Collections
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Pearls are gems with its classic beauty that have taken the hearts of women for years. They are one of the most favored gems used to adorn jewelry of all kinds and come in ivory, black, silver, and gray hues. But pearls are extremely delicate and break easily. Here are five helpful tips on how to take care of your pearl jewelry.

● When wearing pearls, put them on last and take them off first before any other accessories.

Since pearls are organic gems, they are more fragile. They are made of calcium carbonate which makes them vulnerable to chemicals mostly found in cosmetics, hairsprays, and perfumes. Make sure to put on your lotion, perfume, and makeup before donning your pearls on.


● You only need a damp cloth when cleaning pearls.

Use a soft and lint-free cloth dampened with water to wipe each gem. Let the pearls dry before storing them away. If the dirt is too stubborn, clean them with a mild soap and water solution, or baby shampoo. Never use liquids with harsh detergent or those that contain ammonia.


● Store your pearl collection separately from other jewelry.

This is to prevent them from scratches. The best jewelry boxes are those with inner velvet lining or necklace displays that have a velvet cover. Velvet is more likely to protect your jewelry from getting any scratch. Silk bag and satin-lined pearl folders can also do the trick.


● Never use an ultrasonic cleaner for your pearls.

The cleaner's vibrations can severely damage the nacre coating of your pearls and thoroughly break them.


● Pearls need a glass of water.

This can help keep the luster of your pearls when you’re storing them in a vault or a safe. Since vaults and safes have little amount of humidity inside, the pearls may lose their luster. A glass of water will help humidify the air and slow down the dehydration of pearls.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 Simple and Easy Tips to Take Care of Your Jewelry

10 simple and easy tips on taking care of jewelries
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Jewelry may be just an accessory for others but for those who have a hobby collecting them, each piece is a treasure they must take care of. That’s why we’re going to give some simple tips on taking care of your jewelry that are easy to remember and do.

1. The best way to clean your jewelry is using a soft cloth which is dipped in warm water with mild soap. Gently rub the lint-free cloth to your jewelry to clean it.


2. When you’re not using your jewelry then the best way to take care of them is to store them on their jewelry display boxes. This will keep them away from scratches and breakage.


3. Want to clean those diamonds? Well, why don’t you try using vodka to clean it up and clear its color? It will surely work.


4. Never wear your jewelry when swimming on outdoor or indoor pools. There are chemicals in the water that will greatly affect the color of your jewelry.


5. Temperatures can greatly affect the luster of your jewelry.


6. Save your jewelry from all kinds of chemicals. This includes lotions, perfumes and cosmetics that contain several chemicals that can affect the luster of your jewelry.


7. Heirloom jewelry like any other antique needs maintenance and to keep its luster—always take time to go to a jeweler and have your heirloom jewelry check so they can help maintain its look and luster.


8. Never wear your jewelry while taking a bath. Like it was stated earlier, chemicals such as shower gel or bathtub soap can affect its look.


9. Avoid wearing your jewelry in bed and sleeping, such action can break necklaces and bracelets.


10. Avoid cleaning your jewelry near the sink or you might end up losing a piece down the drain.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Necklace Displays Perfect for Your Spring Display Theme

Decorating for a Spring-theme display has never been this easy, check out these necklace displays from NileCorp that are just made for your jewelry store’s spring display theme. Oh, and we also included some tips to help you decorate them. 

● Frosted Color Bust

Frosted Color Bust jewelry Display

Comes in a variety of colors including blue, pink, green, yellow and crystal white, these frosted bust necklaces provides the perfect display to introduce your spring collection jewelry to your customers. Aside from your necklaces, you can also display earrings to this bust display. Enjoy the colors of springs and let your jewelry store shine with colors with these frosted color bust displays. 


● Paper Twine Necklace Display

Paper Twine Necklace Display

Spring is season where flowers and trees grow, aside from putting a floral color on your display, paper twine displays works well with it’s brownish hue. Place the latest long-chained necklaces in your Spring collection, and glamour up the display by decorating it with floral accessories or flower cutouts that will surely bring the Spring vibe to your store.

● Deluxe Velvet Necklace Display, Pink

 Deluxe Velvet Necklace Display

If you don’t have any jewelry necklace display that boasts of the word “floral” or “fauna” for the Spring season, then I definitely suggest for you to add up this nice deluxe, velvet necklace display from NileCorp. It features a base covered of pink velvet that you can decorate with fake green leaves and white flower cutouts for this year’s Spring.

● Hand Shape Display

Hand Shape Jewelry Display

The best thing about hand shape displays in decorating a theme for your store is that you can easily use them as a piece in your decoration. For example, you can use a hand display by placing a piece of ornamental rose between its thumb and forefinger as if the hand display is holding the rose itself. You can also use spring flowers like carnations or daisies.

● Fabric Covered Mini Mannequin

Fabric Covered Mini Mannequin Necklace Display

Lastly, you can add up a new mannequin or mini mannequin in your jewelry display that features a pastel design perfect for Spring. Add up touches of pink to your mini mannequin and put the most adorable necklace in your collection.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Display Set Collection from NileCorp.com

On our last article, we’ve tackled about the different types of display sets that you could use in your jewelry store. And if you have finally decided to purchase one, then here are some of the bestseller display sets from NileCorp.com which includes necklace display sets and jewelry display set alike.

Jewelry Display - Mini Furniture, 15 3/4"W x 10"D x 6"H

Jewelry Display - Mini Furniture

This Mini Furniture Jewelry Display features an adorable design of a classic-vintage furniture complete with lounge chairs, which can display up to 8 jewelry including 5 rings, 2 earrings, 1 bracelet and 1 necklace. It comes White Faux Leather with Rosewood Trim or Beige Suede with Vintage Trim, and is perfect for displaying jewelry sets. 


Display Set, 26''W x 13 3/8''D x 15''H

Jewelry Display Set, 26''W x 13 3/8''D x 15''H

This Display set features a white faux leather with glossy oak trim that can display up to 29 pieces of jewelry. These jewelry consist of 2 pendants, 2 bracelet, 10 ring, 12 base set, 2 earring and 1 necklace. It's pretty much the perfect display that can hold a large set of jewelry collection. 


White Faux Leather Display Set, 36 1/2''W x 13 3/4''D x 11 1/2''H

White Faux Leather Jewelry Display Set

This elegant display set features white faux leather that covers padded wood and cardboard display which is also adorned with rosewood-finished, wood-trims. It can display up to 33 pieces of jewelry. This display set includes four-piece base, two tall stages, two short stages, and two combination necklace busts along with one mini necklace bust.


c , 25 3/4"W x 13"D x 16 1/2"H

Watch (20) Jewelry Display Set

Want to display several watches that just came by? This wood trim display set is perfect for jewelry stores who wants to showcase their new collection of watches. It can display up to 20 watches and works well with silver and gold. 


Display Set, 27 3/4'' to 33 1/2''W x 15 1/2''D x 13 1/2''H

Jewelry Display Set, 27 3/4'' to 33 1/2''W x 15 1/2''D x 13 1/2''H

This 30-set display set comes in a steel grey faux leather w/ black faux leather trim or brown leather trim which gives off a sophisticated look. It can display up to 27 set of jewelry. The black faux display is perfect for silver jewelry while the brown-faux leather display works well with gold jewelry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Different Jewelry Displays and Tips on Using Them

Jewelry displays play a lot of role for a jewelry shop to attract customers. However, what most people doesn’t know is that there are several types of jewelry display and each of them are used in different manners. That’s why for today’s article we’re going to name several types of jewelry displays and tips on how to properly optimize them in your jewelry shop.

Mini Set Display

Mini Set Jewelry Display

Mini Set Display are perfect for jewelry shop who wants to used displays that won’t take too much space yet will be able to display many jewelry as possible. Some mini set display can even have 23 pieces or more. It’s a nice choice of display for owners who want to minimize the space they have on their jewelry retail store. 

Set Collections

Jewelry Display Set Collections

Unlike mini set display, Set Collections needs a lot of space to put up. But the best thing about them is that you can put several jewelry collection in one since it has a lot of slots to display several pieces. From earrings, necklaces and bracelets, set collections have different slots for them. Plus, it comes in different styles and designs to choose from. 


Platforms

Jewelry Display Platforms

Platform jewelry displays are for jewelry shops that wants a simple yet elegant displays. It is a classic display that gives a sophisticated look. Plus, with its simple look, it can let the jewelry stand out. Platform displays works well when displaying necklaces and bracelets. 


Risers

Jewelry Display Risers

Risers are probably the opposite of platforms since they possessed a modern and minimalistic design that are very popular with jewelry shop nowadays. They work well with displaying rings and earrings due to their size. But there are also several risers made for displaying bracelets and necklaces. For jewelry shops with a modern look, risers are the perfect jewelry display to use. 


Display Pads

Jewelry Display Pads

Display pads are made ideally for small or single collection jewelry. It can easily be placed anywhere along with other display set. Most display pads are used during tradeshow events since they can easily be carried around and put on display easily. 


Slatwall Displays

Jewelry Display Pads

Slatwall displays, on the other hand, are jewelry displays that can be placed upon the wall where you can hang necklaces in the same collections. It’s for jewelry shops who wants to make use of the empty walls in their interior.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spring-Inspired Display Tips for this Season

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Spring is here, which means it’s time to update your store’s jewelry collection and displays to celebrate this wonderful season. A change on your theme may also play a big role in attracting new customers that can turn into loyal buyers if given with the right impression. But thinking of a different spring concept each year is hard, that’s why here are 5 tips to pull out the perfect spring theme display. 

● Put up flora and fauna displays on your window.

Spring is all about flowers and colors, and what best way to represent this than to decorate your store windows with lovely elements that reminds you of the wonderful season of spring. Bright colors cut-outs of flowers, leaves and anything associated with nature and rebirth will do a marvelous job in reflecting the color of nature. 


● Paper twine mannequin displays to use.

Paper twine mannequin displays are the perfect ones to use this season. Since its spring, Paper Twine Display possessed the marvelous brown hue that represents the color of the Earth. NileCorp.com features the same product which is paper sculpted and wrapped by woven natural fiber. 


● Frosted color bust necklace displays.

Spring has all the wonderful colors that celebrate rebirth. Embody these colors by using these frosted color bust and earring necklace displays from NileCorp. It comes with colors such as blue, pink, green, yellow and clear white. These colorful bust displays are sure to catch the attention of your customers. 


● Don’t be afraid to decorate your display tables.

Another thing that makes spring the best season to do decorations is that you can have fun in putting different elements on your jewelry display tables. This means you can put on decorative flowers, ribbons, or even garlands to give a wonderful touch of spring in your display tables. 


● Pick a colorful jewelry bag for your package.

Lastly, to add the final touch of spring in your jewelry store, pull off the old shopping bags and change them into fun printed packages designed with the colors and shapes of spring. If you don’t have a budget to change your packaging, then you can opt to decorate a simple brown paper bag and decorate it with faux flowers.