If you are thinking of starting your own handmade jewelry business there are a few things you should think about before getting started. The first and most obvious will be a business name. To help you choose a business name you should bring up Google. You will want to do a few searches on your business name ideas to make sure there is no one else out there with your business name already. You will find getting sales of your handmade jewelry is much easier if you know how to pick a business name. There are several ways to do this but the best way is to simply describe what is is that you are making. Such as "Unique Glass Jewelry" or "Elaborate Bead Designs". If you simply have a business name that doesn't say anything about what it is you do you will find it hard for people to remember what your business is for. This will also help your website latter if you choose to sell your handmade jewelry online. Regardless of if you want to sell online or not. It is a good idea to have a website. This way you can direct your customers there while at shows for more information on custom jewelry or having jewelry sized etc.. This doesn't have to be a huge expense. You won't have to hire a website designer or learn any type of web design code. For now it is best just to grab up your domain name. There are several companies that supply domain names for pretty cheap. Be sure to grab a .com or a .net. Those domain names do the best in search engines like Google. The going rate for one year domain registration is around $11 which is a pretty cheap investment. You wont have to worry about hosting or the actually site yet that will come later after you start . Remember that you can always alter your business name latter. Just because you own the website name "Exoticbeadjewelry.whatever" doesn't mean you can't change it to "Sara's Exotic Beads" latter. It just ensures you that people will be able to find your website when they are looking for Exotic Bead Jewelry. You will want to consider also if you were to hand your business card out and it simply read "Sara's Designs" no one would remember what it is you actually design! Once you have your domain and your business name you're all set to start on the legalization of your business. There is a lot to consider when starting on this portion of your new handmade jewelry business. Before you can actually you will want to get all of your accounting set up properly for your state and local taxes.