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Have you ever had your solder just ball up and refuse to flow or not even ball up at all? Possibly your metal turned bright red, but that li
April 23, 2019

Top 5 Reasons Silver Solder Doesn't Flow

by Erica Stice

Solder not flowing? Find out the reasons why. Jewelry soldering can be frustrating at times, but with the right knowledge, you can quickly troubleshoot the problems.

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Custom logo tags are an easy and affordable way to advance your jewelry business. Read on to see how adding logo tags can help your business.
February 05, 2020

How Custom Logo Tags Can Advance Your Jewelry Business

by Ashley Maldonado

Custom logo tags are an easy and affordable way to benefit your jewelry business. Read on to see how adding these tags can help your business succeed.

Every jewelry designer loves some press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will put your  designs in front of editors.
February 03, 2020

How to Create a Media Kit for Jewelry Artists

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Every jewelry designer loves a little press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will easily put your business and designs in front of editors and influencers.

Traditional Craft Schools are dotted around the country. The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus wher
October 31, 2019

The Craft School Experience for Jewelers

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus where serious artists can explore a craft while enjoying a beautiful place and the company of like-minded peers.

Studio Art Degrees with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry Ball State University BFA & MFA Visual Arts - Metals Concentration Associate Profe
September 27, 2019

Studio Art Degrees with Jewelry Concentration

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Are you interested in completing a bachelors degree in fine arts? There are so many great schools across the country that offer studio art programs that have a concentration in small metals and jewelry.

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of
September 19, 2019

Tips to Nail Your Jewelry Sales Elevator Pitch

by Hilary Halstead Scott

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of Shark Tank and other business competition TV shows this may be a new term for you. Fear not, this article will take a deep dive into pitching concisely with a compelling call to action. You’ll be a jewelry sales pro before you know it!

If you’ve been frustrated by Instagram over the past year, you are not alone. Many blame the algorithm, which, if you don’t know what that i
September 13, 2019

5 Tips to Increase Your Instagram Engagement

by Liz Kantner

Don't let Instagram's algorithm mess up your jewelry marketing! Guest author Liz Kantner has her top 5 tips to increase you Instagram engagement.

How do you stay on top of what’s happening in the jewelry world? Keeping up to date with jewelry trends and news has never been easier. Foll
September 12, 2019

Jewelry Blogs You Should Be Following

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

How do you stay on top of what’s happening in the jewelry world? Keeping up to date with jewelry trends and news has never been easier. Follow these blogs to be in the know with all things jewelry related.

A jewelry tumbler can save you valuable time in a studio. It can place a mirror finish on a piece in minutes and work harden findings so you
August 07, 2019

Why You Need a Jewelry Tumbler in Your Studio

by Erica Stice

If you love mirror finishes a jewelry bench polisher is the ideal tool for you. But did you also know that it's an excellent tool to work harden your findings, too? In my opinion, this is one tool that every jewelry studio can benefit from.

Are you interested in having a line of your jewelry plated with gold or silver? The process of electroplating can be overwhelming so we made
August 06, 2019

Jewelry Plating Contractors

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Are you interested in having a line of your jewelry plated with gold or silver? The process of electroplating can be overwhelming so we made a list of jewelry plating contractors that would be happy to provide the service for you.

Whether you are ready to start working with a jewelry casting contractor or are just curious to see what services are out there you should c
August 05, 2019

Jewelry Casting Contractors

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Whether you are ready to start working with a jewelry casting contractor or are just curious to see what services are out there you should check out our list of U.S. companies ready to help out small jewelry businesses.

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