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JEWELRY ARTIST: I've Been Doing My Artwork For 25 Years

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Lulu, an artist and jewelry maker, has been creating art in the US for 25 years. After studying fine arts in university in South Africa, she came to the US in 1991. She decided to begin selling jewelry when she discovered that people loved the jewelry that she made.

Degree: Fine Arts
Job Title: Jewelry Artist
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Job Description

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time, Varies Widely, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Remote, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Artistic, Creativity, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, People skills, Hand-eye coordination

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Fine Arts
Metal Working
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<span m='16420'>start</span> <span m='16760'>making</span> <span m='17270'>and</span> <span m='17430'>selling</span> <span m='17780'>to</span> <span m='17890'>people,</span> <span m='18800'>and</span> <span m='19270'>that's</span> <span m='19480'>how</span> <span m='19600'>I</span> <span m='19720'>started.</span> </p><p><span m='20890'>A</span> <span m='21090'>typical</span> <span m='21540'>day</span> <span m='21840'>starts</span> <span m='22360'>for</span> <span m='22490'>me</span> <span m='23040'>from</span> <span m='23360'>around</span> <span m='25000'>5:30</span> <span m='25620'>in</span> <span m='25700'>the</span> <span m='25770'>morning.</span> <span m='26330'>I've</span> <span m='26490'>got</span> <span m='26650'>to</span> <span m='26700'>get</span> <span m='26840'>up</span> <span m='27000'>real</span> <span m='27390'>early</span> <span m='27780'>because I</span> <span m='28170'>have</span> <span m='28420'>to</span> <span m='28500'>go</span> <span m='28660'>to</span> <span m='28790'>my</span> <span m='29000'>store</span> <span m='29640'>that</span> <span m='29830'>I</span> <span m='29980'>opened</span> <span m='30400'>about</span> <span m='30700'>three</span> <span m='30830'>months</span> <span m='31140'>ago.</span> <span m='32200'>I've</span> <span m='32460'>been</span> <span m='32689'>doing</span> <span m='33110'>my</span> <span m='33340'>artwork</span> <span m='33980'>for</span> <span m='34900'>25</span> <span m='35500'>years</span> <span m='35870'>in</span> <span m='35970'>this</span> <span m='36050'>country,</span> <span m='36980'>and</span> <span m='37980'>it's</span> <span m='38280'>a</span> <span m='38520'>lot</span> <span m='38740'>of</span> <span m='38860'>hard</span> <span m='39180'>work.</span> <span m='40530'>To</span> <span m='40680'>make</span> <span m='41220'>a</span> <span m='41310'>lot</span> <span m='41500'>of</span> <span m='41570'>money,</span> <span m='41970'>you</span> <span m='42080'>have</span> <span m='42200'>to</span> <span m='42420'>put in</span> <span m='42620'>a</span> <span m='42690'>lot</span> <span m='42890'>of</span> <span m='42980'>work.</span> <span m='43860'>But</span> <span m='44170'>if</span> <span m='44290'>you</span> <span m='44400'>have</span> <span m='44550'>a</span> <span m='44620'>passion</span> <span m='45230'>for</span> <span m='45410'>it,</span> <span m='46420'>it's</span> <span m='46610'>easy.</span> </p><p><span m='47880'>The</span> <span m='47940'>advice</span> <span m='48190'>that</span> <span m='48650'>I</span> <span m='48690'>would</span> <span m='48880'>give</span> <span m='49040'>to</span> <span m='49170'>young</span> <span m='49470'>people</span> <span m='51650'>is</span> <span m='51900'>to</span> <span m='52040'>stay</span> <span m='52330'>away</span> <span m='52520'>from</span> <span m='52730'>bad</span> <span m='53060'>influences</span> <span m='55000'>and</span> <span m='57340'>if</span> <span m='57470'>you</span> <span m='57600'>smell</span> <span m='57780'>a</span> <span m='57940'>rat,</span> <span m='58510'>run.</span> <span m='60510'>Don't</span> <span m='60870'>think</span> <span m='61100'>that</span> <span m='61290'>you</span> <span m='61440'>can</span> <span m='61650'>change</span> <span m='62110'>people,</span> <span m='62500'>because</span> <span m='62900'>they</span> <span m='63080'>are</span> <span m='63320'>who</span> <span m='63520'>they</span> <span m='63690'>are.</span> <span m='64660'>Don't</span> <span m='64940'>take</span> <span m='65160'>a</span> <span m='65400'>bad</span> <span m='65750'>person</span> <span m='66420'>and</span> <span m='66620'>try</span> <span m='66810'>to</span> <span m='66960'>make</span> <span m='67200'>them</span> <span m='67340'>into</span> <span m='67570'>a</span> <span m='67590'>good</span> <span m='67810'>person.</span> <span m='68745'>You</span> <span m='69000'>find</span> <span m='69300'>a</span> <span m='69350'>good</span> <span m='69580'>person</span> <span m='70470'>that</span> <span m='70780'>you</span> <span m='70870'>can</span> <span m='71080'>work</span> <span m='71500'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='72590'>Please</span> <span m='73040'>do</span> <span m='73130'>not</span> <span m='73500'>find</span> <span m='73960'>a</span> <span m='74330'>bad</span> <span m='74620'>person</span> <span m='75030'>that</span> <span m='75220'>you're</span> <span m='75680'>in love</span> <span m='75870'>with</span> <span m='76730'>and</span> <span m='77160'>you</span> <span m='77370'>just</span> <span m='77710'>want</span> <span m='78160'>to</span> <span m='78300'>make</span> <span m='78530'>it</span> <span m='78620'>work.</span> <span m='78940'>It</span> <span m='79060'>will</span> <span m='79220'>never</span> <span m='79540'>work--</span> <span m='79950'>if they</span> <span m='80190'>are rotten,</span> <span m='80470'>they're</span> <span m='80740'>rotten.</span> <span m='81650'>Dump</span> <span m='81940'>it</span> <span m='82320'>and</span> <span m='82510'>run.</span> 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