Sorry this is quite a late reply. We are actually a wholesaler of stones and charms and can happily supply you with either or both. There is a wholesale account application on our website and we can ship you these supplies.
If the style of our stones/ charms do not work for your jewelry making needs, i suggest looking for an either local or online source that you could buy from. There are a variety of jewelry suppliers online that you could choose from (us included, of course!) and it’s easy enough to google them. I’m not quite sure how they sell to their wholesale clients though. You’ll have to browse their account qualification page to see how to establish a relationship with them.
As for expanding your jewelry business, home parties come to my mind as the next logical step. Bachelorettes, Wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays, etc are good examples of jewelry events. Ask your relatives and friends if they’ll be open to you setting up a table during events like those. OR even just a good, old-fashioned jewelry/craft party event that you can host with girlfriends, etc as a girls-night in kind of activity. You mentioned you were in high school so that is also an avenue you can use. Maybe ask a teacher/admin if you can participate in the next school fair/event as a vendor? Generally, they take a percentage off your profits, of course, so you’ll have to price your stuff accordingly.
And there’s always the online route that you can do together with these suggestions. Etsy comes to mind when it comes to handmade jewelry. Facebook also has launched a shop tab that you can use.
I hope these suggestions help you!
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