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How Odissa Works

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Odissa is an online jewellery and arts and crafts marketplace run by The Guild of Jewellery Designers where visitors to the site can buy quality products direct from a growing, diverse range of independent designer/makers. It incorporates individual e-tail 'outlets' with full register, browse-and-buy functionality. Designer/makers sell online through a single, secure online store with each designer having their own products, orders, shipping, taxes, dashboard and much more. The Guild of Jewellery Designers do not sell the products listed on Odissa but provide a platform on which traders sell their products direct to the consumer.

 

The platform was created as a way for designer/makers to have somewhere to sell handcrafted products and help to maintain and grow British 'cottage' industry in the face of cheap foreign imports.

 

Choice and Value for money.

 

Each of our designers are passionate about their work and are constantly evolving new designs and techniques. Odissa exists as part of The Guild of Jewellery Designers to help promote independent designer/makers and as such receives a small percentage from the designers to help fund the site, enabling the designers to receive more for their work. 

 

Traditional high street outlets typically markup stock by between 2 and 5 times the original manufacturing price, the Odissa way ensures that the designer receives a fair reward for their work.

 

Contact a Designer

 

Designers can be contacted directly through Odissa using the 'Contact Designer' link at the bottom of the individual designers profile or product pages or the 'Contact' link on the designer left hand menu. Clicking on the 'Products' link on the left Designers profile menu, allows you to view everything they have at leisure.

 

Orders placed through Odissa pass directly to the designer, making them your point of contact for any returns, refunds or queries you may have about your purchase.

 

Interested in Selling on Odissa?

 

Do you want to sell online, but find that creating a website takes too much time and money?

Instead of creating your own website, it is far easier to sell your crafts online by joining one of the many established online shops or market places.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer the Odissa marketplace for overseas sellers to list products.

Designer/makers interested in selling through Odissa can apply using the 'become a seller' link at the top of the page next to the top search box or click here >> 

 

Applying to sell on Odissa does not automatically guarantee acceptance by us. We like to see products that are well photographed and presented and it is down to our discretion as to whether we think your products will fit. If a product looks as if it has been mass produced we may contact you for further information or clarification as to the origin.

 

As an agent, we are offering members a service; a tried, tested and trusted route to market, however we are not here specifically to sell for you. Sales will occur through our channels but you must understand that our service is to act as the agent providing a sales platform to market and sell while your responsibility is to generate interest in your brand & increase your profile.  

 

Please enjoy your visit to Odissa

 

Online marketplaces are excellent venues to find examples of specialist products in one place and, as such, becoming increasingly popular so, have fun and please spread the word! :-)

 

 

 

Are you interested in becoming a jewellery designer/maker?

 

If you're looking for help on how to be a jewellery designer or how to make designer jewellery at home, please visit The Guild of Jewellery Designers main website for practical advice from our network of friendly jewellers and silversmiths. 

 

 

Odissa - The Blog

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Odissa is Evolving!

posted by admin at 08/20/2019
We are pleased to announce that the Guild of Jewellery Designers selling platform, Odissa, is now open to designer/makers of all arts and crafts. We aim to hold on to our ethos of maintaining a handcrafted products platform and hope to create a vibrant and interesting place for visitors to shop so, if you make handcrafted products, feel free to join us on the adventure! :-)
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MY SILVER HAS GONE BLACK!

posted by admin at 07/04/2019
Does your Sterling Silver tarnish?   Summer months can be a nightmare for lovers of Silver, when, for no obvious reason, your Silver jewellery doesn't look as lustrous as it should. Here we explore some reasons why this happens.   First of all what causes the discolouration?   Silver turns black when kept in the air because it reacts with sulphur compounds such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) present in air ...
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Demi-Fine Jewellery? WTF?

posted by admin at 05/01/2019
What is 'Demi-Fine Jewellery? Yet another made up buzz phrase but, what the heck, let's run with it as this is what jewellery on Odissa is all about! :-) Demi-Fine jewellery is the mid point between costume jewellery and fine jewellery. It takes elements from both and allows more affordable price points to the upper end fine jewellery level by using lower priced materials such as plated Silver, lower carats of gold, Platinum and Palladium, mixing different metals, precious and non precious, Sapphires, lab created diamonds etc ...
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