How to Create Fun and Functional Handcrafted Jewellery
Many entrepreneurs may feel intimidated when they first start a jewellery business. After all, how do you create something that is both fun and functional? However, with the right inspiration and some creative tips from Pink Lime Mango, you’ll be sure to craft stunning pieces that are both fashionable and functional.
Tip 1 - Think About Your Target Audience
When creating jewellery, it is important to think about your target audience. Who will be wearing your products? What do they like? What kind of style are they attracted to? Knowing this information will help inform the design decisions you make about your jewellery collection. For example, if you are creating a line for young women who enjoy classic styles, then you might choose more muted colours or delicate shapes for your pieces. On the other hand, if you are creating a collection for men who like bolder styles, then you might opt for larger shapes and brighter colours.
Tip 2 - Consider Comfort & Durability
When designing jewellery it is important not only to consider form but also function. Your customers should be able to wear their jewellery without discomfort as well as have confidence that their jewellery can withstand everyday use. To ensure comfort and durability in your pieces, consider using materials such as sterling silver or 14K gold filled metals which are known for being strong yet lightweight. You may also want to look into tarnish-resistant finishes so that your customers don’t have to worry about their pieces losing their shine over time.
Tip 3 - Get Inspired by Nature
Natural elements can be great sources of inspiration when designing jewellery collections because of their unique shapes and colours. From petals and leaves to rock formations and clouds – nature has it all! When looking at natural elements for inspiration, take notice of subtle details such as shape or texture that can add an interesting touch to your designs without being too overwhelming or overpowering the piece itself. Additionally, using natural materials such as wood or pearl in addition to metals can give your pieces an extra special touch while still keeping them lightweight and comfortable for everyday wear.
These beautiful Apple Semi Circle Earrings were inspired by a sunny walk in June through the crab apple trees.
With these tips from Pink Lime Mango in mind, creating fun and functional handcrafted jewellery is easy! Keeping your target audience in mind helps guide design decisions while considering comfort and durability ensures that customers receive products they can rely on day after day. Finally drawing inspirations from nature adds interesting touches without going overboard on embellishments or decorations. With these tips in mind, any entrepreneur should feel confident starting a new jewellery business today!