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JEWELRY DESIGNER: Create Your Own Job

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Jimbob is a jewelry designer and shop owner. He spends his typical day running the shop, making custom design pieces, repairing jewelry, and teaching classes. He tells us that this is one trade where you have to create your own job, as the demand for jewelry makers is not high.

Job Title: Jewelry Designer & Shop Owner
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
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Artistic, People skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Fine Arts
Metal Working
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shop,</span> <span m='17550'>sweep</span> <span m='17790'>the</span> <span m='18010'>floor.</span> <span m='19340'>And</span> <span m='19550'>then</span> <span m='19890'>basically,</span> <span m='21303'>I either</span> <span m='21774'>have appointments</span> <span m='22245'>with</span> <span m='22716'>existing</span> <span m='23187'>customers</span> <span m='23658'>or</span> <span m='24129'>customers</span> <span m='24600'>walk</span> <span m='24650'>in the door</span> <span m='25140'>and buy</span> <span m='25480'>things.</span> <span m='25930'>My job</span> <span m='26410'>is to</span> <span m='26775'>find</span> <span m='27140'>out</span> <span m='27455'>what</span> <span m='27770'>they want.</span> <span m='28040'>Make</span> <span m='28310'>them</span> <span m='28762'>custom</span> <span m='29214'>items,</span> <span m='30120'>do repair,</span> <span m='30952'>and</span> <span m='31370'>I also</span> <span m='31730'>teach</span> <span m='31850'>classes</span> <span m='32119'>here</span> <span m='32409'>so</span> <span m='32700'>I'm also</span> <span m='33186'>a teacher,</span> <span m='33672'>I guess.</span> </p><p><span m='34158'>I was introduced</span> <span m='34644'>to</span> <span m='35130'>jewelry making</span> <span m='37074'>about</span> <span m='37560'>seven years</span> <span m='38046'>ago</span> <span m='39018'>and then</span> <span m='39504'>I</span> <span m='39990'>had to find</span> <span m='40476'>a school,</span> <span m='40962'>so</span> <span m='41448'>I found</span> <span m='41934'>the</span> <span m='42420'>Jewelry</span> <span m='42906'>Arts &amp;</span> <span m='43400'>Design</span> <span m='43840'>College</span> <span m='44886'>in Los</span> <span m='45372'>Angeles</span> <span m='45858'>and I attended</span> <span m='46344'>for</span> <span m='46830'>two years</span> <span m='47316'>straight</span> <span m='47802'>and then I was</span> <span m='48288'>a teacher</span> <span m='48774'>at that school,</span> <span m='49746'>which helped me</span> <span m='50232'>learn even</span> <span m='50718'>more.</span> <span m='51930'>I</span> <span m='52010'>got into</span> <span m='52290'>teaching</span> <span m='52940'>because</span> <span m='54080'>when</span> <span m='54240'>I</span> <span m='54310'>graduated</span> <span m='54775'>from that</span> <span m='55240'>school,</span> <span m='55580'>there</span> <span m='55920'>wasn't a</span> <span m='56360'>job</span> <span m='56700'>for</span> <span m='57040'>me.</span> <span m='59470'>This</span> <span m='59610'>is</span> <span m='59720'>one</span> <span m='59990'>trade you have to</span> <span m='60420'>create</span> <span m='60790'>your</span> <span m='61065'>own</span> <span m='61340'>job</span> <span m='61720'>in,</span> <span m='62100'>there's not just</span> <span m='62588'>a</span> <span m='63076'>massive amount of</span> <span m='63564'>people hiring</span> <span m='64052'>jewelry</span> <span m='64540'>makers.</span> <span m='65516'>So</span> <span m='67170'>I</span> <span m='67310'>decided</span> <span m='67565'>to--</span> <span m='68866'>my</span> <span m='69220'>teacher,</span> <span m='69600'>my jewelry</span> <span m='70050'>maker</span> <span m='70500'>teacher,</span> <span m='70988'>offered</span> <span m='71476'>me a job</span> <span m='71964'>teaching.</span> </p><p><span m='73430'>If I had the</span> <span m='73780'>knowledge</span> <span m='74310'>now,</span> <span m='76380'>I would</span> <span m='76790'>tell</span> <span m='77700'>that person</span> <span m='80430'>to make</span> <span m='80885'>more things,</span> <span m='81800'>proliferate.</span> <span m='83020'>Just</span> <span m='83330'>keep</span> <span m='83640'>making things</span> <span m='84220'>don't</span> <span m='84420'>worry</span> <span m='84660'>about</span> <span m='85080'>thinking</span> <span m='85840'>about</span> <span m='86140'>what</span> <span m='86440'>you're</span> <span m='86740'>making</span> <span m='87040'>too</span> <span m='87340'>much.</span> <span m='87640'>Just</span> <span m='87940'>keep</span> <span m='88240'>making,</span> <span m='88540'>it'll</span> <span m='88840'>add</span> <span m='89140'>to your</span> <span m='89440'>craft,</span> <span m='89740'>your ability,</span> <span m='90640'>and</span> <span m='91240'>the</span> <span m='91540'>only way</span> <span m='91840'>you know</span> <span m='92140'>if something</span> <span m='92440'>sells</span> <span m='92740'>or does</span> <span m='93040'>well</span> <span m='93340'>is</span> <span m='93640'>if</span> <span m='93940'>you make</span> <span m='94240'>it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255642,"video_id":"2701297259001","name":"67420884","duration":94655,"thumbnail_url":null}});