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Jessica Barst
Works at JewelryTutorialHQ.com
Attended University of Texas at Austin
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My latest tutorial at +JewelryTutorialHQ : How to Make Adjustable Wire Bangle Bracelets (the easiest and fastest way!)

#diyjewelry   #jewelrymaking   #howto   #crafts  
There are many possibilities for how to make adjustable wire bracelets but I definitely have a preferred method for beginners. {Free tutorial}
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I'll be chatting with +Marc Isaacson tomorrow at 2pm CST for his Udemy Weekly Inspiration for Success blab - I hope you'll join us! 
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Look forward to catching up with this. :-)
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New online mini workshop! Learn to make this pretty wire link bracelet in under 30 minutes. Great for beginners!

Only a few FREE spots left - join now to nab one :)

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Learn to make a beautiful beaded wire bracelet in under 30 minutes! This course is for great for everyone - even beginners with little or no experience working with wire. You will learn: proper tools and materials how to form simple wire loops the trick for getting perfect loops every time how to connect your loops how to add a clasp and finish the bracelet common mistakes and how to correct them Join now and mak...
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How to get perfect wire loops every time - great tips + a free video demo.

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Learn to make beautiful, professionally finished wire wrapped jewelry from a professional jewelry designer! Join here for 62% off (only $15): 

https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapped-jewelry-for-beginners/?couponCode=OVEE

In this course, I'll teach you the secrets to mastering wire wrapping techniques successfully before walking you through over 10 finished designs, step-by-step. By the end of this course, you'll have a jewelry box full of gorgeous handmade jewelry that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell for PROFIT!
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Thanks for sharing +Jessica Barst :-)
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Introduce Yourself - Tell Us About Yourself  - 
 
Hi everyone, I realized I've never formally introduced myself though I've been in the group for awhile. 

I teach jewelry making on YouTube (just passed 30,000 subscribers, yay!) and published my first course on Udemy in February and it's going great so far. I still have a lot of work to do in the way of setting up sales funnels to bring in steady sales from my own promotions, which is exactly what I'm focusing on now before moving on to create my next jewelry making course.

My main struggle is this transitional period where I'm trying to shift from one business model to another - from making and selling jewelry (exchanging time for money) to the more scalable version, selling digital products that can be sold infinitely. I still need them both for income right now but the first one is holding me back from making faster progress in the second. Very frustrating!

I can tell you though, I know I'm on the right track. Comparing profitability of the two businesses - 40% profit from selling jewelry for the first 2 quarters so far this year compared to 80% with the other. BINGO! I'm confident I can increase that margin even more as I get the ball rolling to increase sales and add more courses.

Anyway, sorry for the novel, but I'm sure many of you can relate. I'd love to hear your success stories and even your frustrations. Many thanks to +Mark Timberlake  and +Philomena Timberlake  for creating and running this vibrant and helpful community. It's great to be here!
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Hi +Jessica Barst  I'm currently working  on a small course for business owners; Setting Up , Optimizing & Protecting you Business computer.  
-Tools that will maximize your pc's potential & proficiency.

-When and where to go for affordable upgrading, and upgrading advise. 

-What to have & do in place in the event of a major technical crash.

-How to be back up and running in less than 15 minutes.

- Just to name a few modules that will be in the course. (^~^)
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New video! DIY Cross Earrings - Christmas Craft

Check out this fun video tutorial and learn how to make a pair of beaded cross earrings. 

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DIY Cross Earrings - Learn to make these beaded cross earrings that you can wear for Christmas or any time of year! Free video tutorial by JewelryTutorialHQ
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Selling your course without being salesy

I got a question from a student the other day and decided to make a video response. I thought it would be a little out of place inside the course, so I decided to put it on YouTube. Plus, I figured if one person has this question, others might too, so why not share with the world?

You'll see - it's very subtle, but it works! I've already had a few $29 sales in 1.5 days from this super simple, non-salesy video. I'll consider that a success :)

Hope this gives you some ideas for creative ways to get students into your class!
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Thanks for sharing +Jessica Barst - those clasps are so slippery!
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I'd love some feedback on my course landing page if you don't mind. I have just redone it and added a lot of things, trying to hit on various emotional triggers as well as be more specific about the projects covered in the course. It seems really long to me but I also feel like it answers a lot of questions and potential objections.

I have a really hard time creating copy for 'solving my ideal client's problem' when I'm selling a course on jewelry making so I tried to frame it as an unfulfilled desire and I think that helped me get closer to the mark.

Please be brutally honest. What needs fixing, deleting, moving, adding, etc? Want to be able to CRUSH IT this holiday sales season :) Thanks!

https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapped-jewelry-for-beginners

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Thanks for sharing that +Jessica Barst :-)
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What a great project! You guys are an awesome team :)

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Jewelry Making Quick Tip - Cord Knotting Double and Triple Knots

In this quick tip video I show you how to easily make double and triple knots.

If you're new to cord knotting, you might think all you have to do to make a double knot is to tie one knot right over another one, but it doesn't exactly work that way. If you try it, what you'll get is just two of the same size knots right next to each other, which won't help you if you're trying to make a larger knot to prevent a bead from slipping over.

Watch this quick video to see how easy cord knotting double and triple knots is!

https://youtu.be/nvtmECpRE6c

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Interesting read! Great tips on how to tweak your sales copy to convert more customers. 
“What do you own?” he asked her. “I own lots of things,” she replied, before going on to stumble through a list: Her car, her favorite Gucci purse, a timeshare in Mexico, her 300,000 count Egyptian cotton bedsheets. “No you don’t,” he said calmly. “Yes I–” she started. “You don’t own any of those things, because …
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No problem +Kellie Edwards :-)
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  • JewelryTutorialHQ.com
    Jewelry Designer and Instructor, present
    Learn to make jewelry with me! Free tutorials and jewelry making resources at http://jewelrytutorialhq.com. Want to learn wire wrapping? Sign up here to be the first to know when my new video course goes live (and get a 50% discount): http://jewelrytutorialhq.com/earlybird
  • Bespangled Jewelry
    Owner / Designer, present
    Beautiful handcrafted artisan jewelry for the modern professional woman. http://bespangledjewelry.etsy.com
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Craftypants. Jewelry Designer / Instructor. DIY Beauty nut. Blogger. Culinary Adventurer.
Introduction
Hi there! I'm Jessica, a self-taught jewelry designer and all-around craft and DIY beauty junkie (and proud!) I love making things, the more intricate the better, and I enjoy teaching people new techniques and ideas. I also love cooking and making up my own recipes to share! 

My etsy shop is Bespangled Jewelry and I specialize in unique handmade artisan jewelry. I blog about DIY, crafts, recipes, and jewelry at BespangledJewelry.blogspot.com 

I also run JewelryTutorialHQ.com, where I post tons of free jewelry tutorials, videos, and resources for running a successful craft business.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Radio, TV, Film, 2000
  • Trinity Valley School
    1996
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