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 Securing Africa:
BEAD MAKING, A LUCRATIVE CRAFT
Nov 01, 2013
By: Alabi Adeola Felicia








Nigeria: -

Beads are an ancient fashion that Nigerians still value today. Bead making is an act of producing beads through threads, stopper, hook, fish line and so on. Bead making business is a profitable business that an individual can depend on to earn a living. Usage of beads is common among the Yorubas in the South West and among the Ibos in the South East. Usually, people wear beads on Sundays when they are going to Church, they bedeck their neck with beads and the beads are also worn during ceremonies and occasions like wedding, naming and so on.

Bead making is a craft that generates a lot of income if an individual venture into the business. This is because the materials used in making beads are not so expensive but the value of the beads increases so much when you have made it. Therefore, the beads could be sold at an exorbitant price. Selling of beads depends on the client one is selling to. If the beads are to be sold to a rich customer, the amount could be increased and it will still be appreciated and bought. But if the beads are to be sold to an average earner, the price has to be made affordable.

There are different types of beads and so one can sell beads of high quality or low quality depending on the readiness of the client to pay for your service. You can get clients to buy beads from offices that are not too far from your house in order to cut transport expenses and you can venture into bead making business as a big time business man or woman by renting a shop where you can display the beads you have made. It is better to rent a shop for the sake of continuity because it might not be easy for you to describe your house for every customer. Therefore, you can describe your shop in case the customers have interest in buying more beads.

Beads usages are more common in women than men except in few men that have chieftaincy titles and in monarchs of towns and villages. It is paramount for makers of beads to continue with this craft because they might not understand how to make beads again if they stop for some time. Bead making is a profitable business that can earn the individual a living if one really concentrate on it and show his or her full interest in it by learning and making beads.  

 

 


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