So, how does this affect you, your business and your jewelry? As the cost of labor, shipping and materials continues to rise- so will prices. There is still a lot of existing ready stock on the market- I have seen warehouses full of bead strands. But fashion jewelry is a fickle industry that knows what it wants and demands new and interesting all the time. If the ready stock doesn't work with the new trend, then the ready stock isn't what we will be buying.
What we are doing? Dakota Stones is working to make sure we can source and manufacture our existing product lines as well as innovate and introduce new products to keep your design options fresh and current. Probably because, like you, we are a small groups of artists and creatives that appreciate the distractions of creating the next shiny rock to chase.