I am often asked the following by sea glass jewelry making friends who are just starting to sell their work and are trying to figure out what to focus on first "What sells the best earrings, pendants, bracelets or necklaces?" I always tell them what I did in the beginning. I focused on what I love to wear the most and that is earrings and bracelets.
By starting out with a high enthusiasm level your work will go faster and you will have a lot of fun. You won't have as many struggles or as much frustration because you are making what you are the most passionate about and what you have the most knowledge about. By starting with making what you love first you establish a good working pace and a sense for production that you will carry you through future projects.
In the beginning of the summer while planning my production schedule I gave myself my own advice! My inventory was depleted and I decided to start with earrings which are my first love. I wear earrings all the time and I love earrings that are long and swingy. I love to feel them dancing from my ears. Earrings make me feel like a goddess. I love making them and could make them all day everyday.
So that explains why at the moment I have a disproportionate amount of earrings on my website. That is all about to change. Now I am focusing mostly on pendants and they go a lot faster than earrings.
If you have been wondering where all the new pendants, bracelets and necklaces are hang tight! They are on the way. In the coming weeks my inventory will become more balanced and my website will quickly fill up with lots of new jewelry creations.