Jewelry shop and database

I’m happy that my jewelry site is up and running!

Selection is a bit limited right now as I’m just getting started, but more will be coming!

As I have been making jewelry, I’ve discovered a need to catalog them. So I am trying out a program called Bento, and it’s been working out really well.

I first heard of Bento at Macworld last year, but didn’t really see the point in it because I’ve always used Filemaker. However, after many problems with trying to install an old version of Filemaker on my computer (not technical problems, but problems with my losing original activation codes for the discs and upgrade discs), I decided to give Bento a try. It’s worked great!

I set up a page where I put in my data on the piece, including components and costs so I can see how much the raw goods are. Then when I list the piece, I just cut and paste the name and description.

Then I created another view, this time just showing the picture and description so that if I want to show friends, it becomes a handy browsing tool without all the clutter of unnecessary information.

So now I can keep all in my info in one place!

This all came about because as I was entering my listing in, where I sell my jewelry, I lost all my info and got frustrated that I would have to retype it all again. So here is one repository where I can keep all the information without it getting lost!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — and teaches leadership skills at

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  1. Pete Sung - January 6, 2009

    Whoah, you also do jewelry! Is there anything you don’t do? We have a friend, Ruth, who does jewelry stuff. She’s at I think she has an etsy site too.

  2. Angela Yee - January 16, 2009

    Wow! Great site! Told my sister and she got sucked into Ruth’s site too! 🙂

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