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Tools, Tips & Materials -  By Eni Oken

The everyday tasks of taking care of a jewelry business:

 

Having a jewelry business is like any other business: it's not all fun and games, there are everyday tasks to be done so that the business will prosper.

 

In this page, I'm including some tips, tools and links I use to keep organized.

 

I hope to increase this section as time allows!

 

 

 

Price Calculator

Eni's Jewelry Price Calculator for Excel

Answers the eternal question: how do I price my jewelry? This simple to use worksheet allows you to input hours of labor and components costs, giving results in 7 well-known price scenarios. Price $5.

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Jewelry making materials

Suppliers & Materials

Looking for hard to find components you see in my jewelry? I'm happy to share my sources.
Price: Free!
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Free links for beginners

Free Links to Beginners Lessons

Ok, my site has tutorials you don't feel QUITE READY to tackle. Try some of the various free links on wire jewelry making for beginners found on the web first. Price: Free!

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How to oxidize

How to Oxidize (antique) Jewelry

Oxidizing jewelry can bring out the details of a piece and gives it a more 'antiqued' look. It's not everybody's taste, but if it's yours, then here are the steps on how to do it. Price: Free!

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Fashion trends

Jewelry Fashion, Trends & Forecasts

Are you influenced by the fashion and trends when you create jewelry? Even if you are not, your customers probably are when they buy... Here are some links on fashion forecasts which can help you make decisions on what to make during the next season.

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Beadcost calculator

Beadcost Calculator

This little interactive spreadsheet created in Excel 2002 helps to calculate how many beads are available on a strand, and most importantly, how much each bead cost.

Price: Free!

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ColorSchemes

ColorSchemes Software

ColorSchemes is a software designed by Eni Oken and Greg Patton which helps you think and plan a solid color palette for your next jewelry project.
Price: Free!

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Understand wire

Understanding Wire in Jewelry Making - NEW!

Wire for jewelry making can be classified by materials, thickness or temper. This article helps you understand a bit more the various types used to make wrapped jewelry.

Price: Free!

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