Diamond Keepsake Business Startup Kit

US$3,878.00

Platinum Keepsake Business Startup Kit with all you need from us to launch a keepsake business.

  • Due to the customised nature this item takes up to one month to dispatch. All of the rings are made by hand and many of the settings and moulds, we also need to source some of the tools and equipment.
  • Please see our FAQ’s here.

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Description

Diamond Keepsake Business Startup Kit comes with everything from our Platinum Keepsake Business Startup Kit AND Gold Keepsake Business Startup Kit (including the basic tools and PPE, 200 custom branded bead cores, a website with SEO and no monthly fees*),  but you will also receive a logo and business card design voucher and branded polishing cloths to launch a keepsake business. The diamond level package includes a selection of items available from Keepsaker Supplies, tools and PPE, and a website and premium mentorship service with a recommended retail price of over £3600! Save over £1000 and have peace of mind that everything you need to start your business is included in the package.

We’ll even send you some diamond powder to add to your jewellery to give it that extra bit of sparkle!

Step one, watch Nikki’s entire playlist on YouTube here (click)! Then purchase this Diamond Keepsake Business Startup Kit

These are the tools and settings we have used at Tree of Opals for the past 6 years from suppliers we trust and items made in-house. For advice on making keepsake and memorial jewellery see our blogs here. The silver keepsake business startup kit is suitable for breastmilk and baby keepsake (breastmilk jewellery, first curl, placenta and umbilical, baby teeth and Christening flowers etc) but also as a memorial for your clients (cremation ashes jewellery, hair and fur, funeral flowers) and all other occasions and elements such as wedding dresses, wrapscraps, petals, earth, sand etc.

Worldwide Sourcing Guides

We provide the basic personal protective equipment or PPE (vinyl gloves and dust masks) but highly recommend that you invest in some more heavy duty equipment such as safety goggles. You can find links to buy these items in our country specific Worldwide Sourcing Guides here – including the UKUSAAustralia and Canada (more countries coming soon). You can find all the items you need to send your clients a kit for their ashes/hair/cord/breastmilk, which is something we highly recommend. The sourcing guides also give examples of office equipment such as printers and label makers, and packaging items like polishing cloths, jewellery boxes, business cards.

Platinum Keepsake Business Startup Kit Extras

You will need to provide the following yourself, these are items many people already own:

    • some PPE (see above)
    • sending kit components (see above) such as stamps
    • order packaging supplies such as jewellery boxes
    • a freezer for breastmilk
    • a hob, saucepan and bowl for a bain Marie to preserve breastmilk
    • a logo, social media accounts and website (Etsy do not allow breastmilk jewellery, they do allow hair and cremation ashes pieces but only for pets, not humans)
    • moulds for other items you wish to sell, such as findings you purchase elsewhere

Stock Images

You can download the stock images after your order has been paid in full. They’re royalty-free and Creative Commons 00 so you’re free to edit and use for your own purposes but we ask you to let your clients know in the image description that they do not necessarily reflect your own work and are for guidance only. You can Photoshop in your own work if you know how. More coming soon – feel free to submit your own royalty-free CC00 images to benefit the community, so long as you are happy with no attribution required, which means that someone using the images doesn’t have to credit you for the photo.

925 Sterling EcoSilver and 935 Argentium Silver

The silver in these settings is 925 solid sterling EcoSilver. Please see our blog on Types of Solid Silver which explains the care instructions for the silver and the metal content.

Pro tip – at Tree of Opals we like to make the client two charm beads or cabochons with their elements (ashes, hair etc) at the same time. Remove both from the moulds and send the client a photo to check they’re happy and offer them a choice. Let the clients know that you will return the second one free of charge as a spare, and set their favourite with a core. Over half of our clients ask for the second charm to be set, which you may charge £20 for doing. So it’s always worth buying an extra core just in case!

Website

To give you peace of mind we ask clients to purchase their own domain/URL and hosting plan separately. We recommend 123-reg or GoDaddy. Then simply install WordPress – this is the platform your website will run on. If you’d prefer, we can do this all for you for no extra charge. We will install lots of free “plugins” to make your site run smoother and give you a choice of “theme” to give the site a look. We will set up the following pages:

  • homepage
  • about us
  • blog
  • terms and conditions and privacy and cookies policy (if you’re in the UK we can supply these, international clients please contact us for advice about them before purchase)
  • shop

In the shop we will set up your basic categories, products, and attributes. We recommend if you’re offering a full spectrum of services, that you start with Breastmilk, Cremation Ash and Hair but this is completely up to you and can be changed afterwards. We will create three products for each category which you can duplicate later to add more products. That’s a total of nine product listings. Local, national and international SEO will be built in to the website. We are able to offer websites in English, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch and Faroese.

What we will need from you:

  • Your business name (Nikki can help with this during a Mentoring Session or you can ask for help in our Facebook group)
  • Your logo for watermarking images
  • Text and photos for your About Us page
  • The categories and products you wish to list (for example, milk ash and hair are categories and products may be the Hannah ring, the heart necklace and a bead). They will be simple products without variations so if you wish to add attributes such as various ring sizes, colours, chain lengths or bead cores then you will need to add these later. You may find the simple look is best and clients can add a note on the checkout to tell you what colours they like
  • Prices for the products, download our free pricing calculator here

Payment options – WooCommerce offer various payment types including PayPal, Stripe, Square etc. You will be responsible for adding these. The only payment option we will add will be payment by invoice, where you then ask the client to pay you with your chosen method like cheque or invoice them on PayPal etc.

Website costs and Fees

The only fee you will need to pay is external hosting, we recommend you buy this from the same place you get your domain/URL. This will increase as your site draws traffic. Other add-ons are completely optional and we find at Tree of Opals and Keepsaker Supplies we spend around £1000 a year on hosting and plugins combined for both sites in total. Plugins are things you can purchase and install to personalise your website such as adding different currencies, languages, product add-ons, checkout add-ons (the options are endless!) However, many plugins are free or at least they have a free limited-action version so you can try it out. Many are one-off purchases and can be bought as and when to suit your needs. We’re always happy to help you find a plugin within your budget – please see our blogs to follow!

Website Maintenance and Issues

This packages is for the initial web design only and does not include domains, email addresses, maintenance, backups, hosting or server issues. You will own your website entirely and can remove us as users any time you wish, and it also means we don’t have liability towards your site for maintenance. If you have an issue, you can hire your own web developer with no tie-in to us (please choose carefully and back up the site first). Or, you can choose one of our monthly website maintenance packages (coming soon) or simply book a Zoom call with Nikki or Hakun to resolve issues and learn to manage your site, or you can email us for a quote for work that needs to be done. You will be given a mobile number for emergencies (WhatsApp available) in case of out of hours issues and we can invoice you if you agree to the fees on the call (£20 per hour during office hours, £40 per hour out of office hours unless previously agreed call time).

Most hosting plans get more expensive the more traffic and larger your website. We can also offer hosting, usually matching any rates currently available. Just contact us for a quote.

Costing Keepsake Jewellery

Over at Tree of Opals we sell charm beads with hair for around £70 (80EUR/85USD/120CAD/130AUD appx) and sets of them down to around £50, plus occasionally up to 30% off for large family orders, wholesale (funeral homes and crematoria, I used to do 30% off for 10 pieces or more for a breastfeeding group) or black Friday deals etc. The very cheapest I would sell a charm bead for would be £25 as a mystery piece/mystery order addon or for someone who wanted a second charm bead set when you’ve already made two. The profit margin on that is high enough to cover my overheads (websites, payment processing fees, my admin manager, moulds etc) and support my family.

Of course, you can sell charms for £15, and I have seen them that low, but only with silver plated cores. Clients will happily pay extra for a solid silver setting on any piece. We also sell glue-in charm inserts and a set is a little less expensive but they do not fit all the way through the core and will need to be glued in. This will take longer and occasionally they can fall out. These cores provide the most professional option and will set your business above others using glue-ins.

Use the free pricing calculator to work out the prices you need to charge. You may wish to employ an accountant or you can download our free UK tax

Does not include terms and conditions. You may use the Tree of Opals Terms and Conditions as a guide but copying may result in legal action from SEQ Legal, the company we purchased the template from. To be on the safe side, you can download their free version but you must include their information as explained in the download. For other countries, please check local government guidelines for terms and conditions. In the UK you also need to have a privacy policy and a returns policy.

RRP Prices are a guide and correct at the point of publishing!

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Additional information

Weight 3000 g

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