When you upgrade your jewelry components to higher quality materials – what do you do with your stash of older components?
(I’m assuming the older components are still good enough quality for making jewelry.)
Here Are Some Ideas:
- Keep the older components to use when creating “rough drafts” or prototypes of your new jewelry design ideas.
- Use them when you teach jewelry workshops.
- Create and sell jewelry kits with the older components.
- Check out some of the Facebook destash groups (you can find them with an online search for “Facebook destash group”) to connect with other jewelry artists who may want these components.
- For selling your stash of the old components, you may want to investigate Etsy.com (a lot of destash jewelry supplies are bought and sold there).
- Donate your unwanted jewelry components locally – and they’ll find their way to a jewelry artist who will happily use them …. without your having to create online listings, pack, and ship them.
- Donate them to local art guilds.
- Donate them to retirement homes or senior centers, where jewelry making is a popular craft.
- Donate them to your local college art department.
- Donate them to a local thrift store. Lots of jewelry artists scour these stores for treasures like yours at affordable prices, and they’d be delighted to find your stash of components.
What Are Your Solutions?
I’d love to hear your ideas for de-stashing older components!
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.