Someone made this chance comment at the Grand River Bead Society not too long ago. She lamented that the jewelry making classes at some bead shows weren't filling up as they used to. Interesting comment, I thought. Is it just an isolated period or is there really a downward trend?
|"Jewelry" search term - worldwide Trend|
The graph above shows the search term data for "jewelry" worldwide. There is a slight decline from 2004-2007, but it remains steady after that. The spikes are during the Christmas run up with tiny bumps around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. So people generally research for jewelry at one main time of year. The letters mark where jewelry was observed in news headlines.
|"Handmade Jewelry" search term - worldwide trend|
|"Handmade" search term - worldwide|
|"Jewelry Tutorial" search term- worldwide|
Perhaps that's the real reason why people are not attending some show workshops as much. Although I'll bet the workshops are still popular at major shows. I think it is not really a decline in interest but a change in how and where people want to learn. Increasingly, people are finding it more convenient to learn (and shop) online in their own time. It is the only option for those who live far from major cities and find it hard to travel.
So what do YOU think? Is the handmade jewelry making craft on the decline? Please vote and share your thoughts and observations in the comments.
Before You Go:
- A Day of Jewelry Selling on Etsy
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