How to sell specialty beads part 5: Organise specialty beads classes

December 8, 2008 at 22:46 1 comment

Specialty beads are special most of the time because they are new or unusual. Or both. It takes time before people get used to them and start actively using them. You might want to speed up this process by organising specialty beads classes.

Specialty beads at

Specialty beads at

If you organise beading classes, why not an extra dimension and dedicate one or two to some special items you have in your shop. During the workshop people will get an idea of what is possible with these beads. They will leave after the class with a piece of jewellery which will let them get used to the novelty item in question. After a while they might feel encouraged to make something else using this kind of beads.

Specialty beads at A Better Bead & Crafts

Specialty beads at A Better Bead & Crafts

Specialty beads classes can be a valuable source of information for you too – you will learn new design possibilities from your participants. Although, you do need to form a clear idea of possible designs for the featured beads BEFORE the class.

Specialty beads at Spoilt Rotten Beads

Specialty beads at Spoilt Rotten Beads

If you have an online shop and do not organise classes, consider making some patterns and publishing them on your website.


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  • 1. Dave at Rings & Things  |  December 10, 2008 at 20:27

    All good advice. Thanks for supporting the growth of craft jewelry businesses!

    at Rings & Things


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