Much of the handmade jewelry that is so popular today would be considered dance costume manufacturers. That is jewelry of lower gems and materials than designer or fine jewelry. This handcrafted jewelry often is made from beads and either chain or rope. The styles of these pieces vary greatly from hippie hemp jewelry to more refined and fancier types. Though there is a market for fine handcrafted jewelry this is really not the type that has been popular in the last 5 years or so.
Since Etsy and other avenues have emerged to help amateurs and artisans alike reach a broader audience, handmade jewelry has been making a huge resurgence. The economy has also helped the market for handmade jewelry with people looking for additional ways to earn revenue.
Making handmade jewelry for many creative and talented people does seem like an easy way to earn extra money or start a brand new business. Also, today shoppers have thousands of choices when it comes to handmade jewelry and artisans. These buyers love the lower price than those of designer fine jewelry yet enjoy the benefits of unique and high quality that comes from handmade jewelry that is of a much higher grade than manufactured costume jewelry.
With so many bead shops and the low price to purchase these parts it very easy to see what the attraction is to starting your own business making jewelry. With just a few supplies and tools one can start an entire business under 100 dollars. All that is really needed is creativity, skills and the willingness to become dedicated to the art. Depending on price point and the how much time it takes the artisan to create each piece will depend how much or how little one makes. A good artisan can make thousands of dollars a month while the average will only at the most make a few hundred dollars. Yet even this small amount of income can help significantly those who are struggling to supplement their income or just earn an income.