A Jewelry Craft Supplies Pandemic.

It’s Sunday…

and today, again, I was in my studio trying to tidy up…and yup…staring at me again…


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Yes, I confess…

From time to time, over the last, oh, 10 years or so, I keep promising myself that I will do something about all the supplies that I have.

I don’t know if you are like me…

but I am addicted to looking for, looking at and buying jewelry craft supplies!  Can I keep up with it all and design and create jewelry pieces utilizing all I have?   Ah, no.  It’s crazy that I have accumulated such a room full. 😉

A room full of new, unused and overstocked materials to make jewelry.

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There are 1/2 bags or strings of beads, semi-precious stones, findings, earring parts, wire, and chain.  You name it, I have it.  Some are even vintage.  I have put them aside because I keep on buying more.  I buy more because I always find something else I want.  I buy more because that’s the way it is.  My home-based jewelry supply shop……..

I have spoken to many other handmade jewelry designers over the years…

and it seems that we agree on many points.

I am not alone, and it gives me comfort. 😉

We agree that we love to create and are inspired by the materials around us.  We agree that we can’t help ourselves, we are supply addicts.  We agree that we want to ‘liquidate’ to make room for more!  We agree that we need to keep non addicts quiet, by showing that we are going to do something “WITH ALL THAT STUFF!”

It’s a ‘crafters’ epidemic.   A pandemic.

I have decided…

that I am going to give it my all and commit to doing something about it.  That is why I have started ‘Handmade Jewelry News’.

I want to engage and empower handmade jewelry designers, crafters and anyone to work together by providing a Destash Marketplace to Buy, Sell & Trade Jewelry Craft Supplies.

I want to provide an any easy and convenient way for us to let others know what we have to offer.   Maybe you will like what I have.  Maybe someone will like what you have…and so on…and so on.  Along with that you will be able to let others know what you want too!  And of course, these jewelry craft supplies will be great deals!

“One Jewelry Designer’s Trash, is another Jewelry Designer’s Treasure”.

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I also want to put it out to everyone who handcrafts jewelry craft supplies.

Original, made by hand, materials to make jewelry, provide us the opportunity to be unique.  I want handmade jewelry supply designers to be part of this Craft Jewelry Supply Marketplace.

What about you?  Are you a supply addict who needs help?

You won’t need a shop.  You won’t need a logo or shop banner.  You won’t need anything fancy.  Just a picture, a description and and email so you can be contacted.  And right now…you won’t need to any listing fees or selling commissions.

The more we get the word out the better chance we will have to liquidate our jewelry making supplies so we can buy more!  or maybe make some extra cash…That would always be nice, eh?

Do you have craft jewelry supplies that you would like to sell?  Do you want to buy jewelry craft supplies?

Destash – “For a Crafter to sell or trade existing crafting supplies or ‘stash’ to allow a that Crafter to buy different materials.”

Questions?  Don’t hestitate to ask!

Comments?  I would love to hear them!

Let’s give it a try.  Let’s share the treasures we have.  Looking forward to meeting you!

*Stay tuned for the new design of Handmade Jewelry News Destash Marketplace……..coming soon.

*Psst… this is a project in the works and may experience some bugs.  It will be ever evolving and improving.  Just as creativity is.

Be part of the start.

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2 Responses to A Jewelry Craft Supplies Pandemic.

  1. LIka Schindler January 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Bring on it! I am to a jewelry uhh hoarder. I have about 250 lbs of jewelry bits and pieces! I will spread the word!

    • kIZZ January 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      hey Lika! thank you for your confession too! 8) haha
      Looking forward to seeing what you have. yay! spread the word. Working on the Marketplace to get it to be the best place to list!