How to Start A Jewelry Business?

Jewelry Software designed by a computer programmer for her own small jewelry business.

Barbara Carleton

CEO and Developer

Bejeweled Software Company was founded in 2001 by Barbara Carleton. At the time she was a part-time jewelry designer and full-time software developer. Barbara put both skills to work to create a software program to help her start a jewelry business.

“I was selling mostly to friends and at home parties but my goal was to get into stores.  I learned how important it was to be able to quickly order parts for my orders, price my jewelry accurately and look professional with line sheets, price lists and invoices.  There is also the record keeping that is required for taxes.”

One day while visiting an online forum, Barbara realized that many other jewelry designers were asking the same question, “How do I price my jewelry and keep track of inventory?”

“It was at that point that I knew I had a software concept that would be a benefit to other jewelry designers” recalls Barbara. She continued to develop her program making it user-friendly and intuitive. “I wanted the program to be very easy to use so that people with very little computer skills would be able to use it and be productive right away,” said Barbara.

The Jewelry Designer Manager software program was first released in 2001 with a new version, the Pro, added in 2003 and the Deluxe in 2005. The Premier was released in 2014.  “Our customers give us feedback and suggestions on how to improve the program and we try to implement as many features as possible. Our goal is to help our customers with their jewelry business so that they can make a living doing what they love.  Whether they are just starting out or have been in the business for years this jewelry software program will help them get organized so they can spend more time making jewelry!”

Bejeweled Software Company is located in San Diego.

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