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A business plan is a tool to help you work through planning and preparations steps so your jewelry business will be successful.
September 21, 2020

Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

The Jewelry Business Plan Toolkit is the perfect resource whether you are just launching or realizing later in the process that your business needs some attention to get off the ground.

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Are you interested in bringing in new clientele? Check out these 5 
unisex designs to expand your jewelry collection!
May 20, 2021

5 Unisex Designs to Expand Your Jewelry Collection

by Erica Stice

Trying to find a way to bring in new clientele? Incorporate these 5 unisex designs into your existing jewelry line to expand your collection.

Buying jewelry is often an emotional purchase for your customers. Connect with them by turning your artist bio into a jewelry story.
May 10, 2021

Turn Your Artist Bio Into Your Jewelry Story

by Ashley Maldonado

Buying jewelry is often an emotional purchase for your customers. Connect with them by turning your artist bio into a jewelry story that lets them know who you are as a designer and a person.

Jewelry artists give tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.
May 05, 2021

Multiple Platforms to Sell Jewelry Online

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Now more than ever your jewelry brand needs to have a strong online presence. This usually means selling on more platforms than just your website. Whether it’s through your social media pages or a marketplace like Etsy or Amazon, it can be tricky to keep track of everything. I reached out to a few jewelry artists to get some tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.

The 2019 Halstead Grant is open for applications! Take your jewelry business to the next level with startup cash and more. We're also excited to announce Liz Kantner as this year's guest judge.
May 04, 2021

Halstead Grant Call for Entries

by Ashley Maldonado

The annual Halstead Grant is now calling for entries from new jewelry businesses! Learn all about the requirements and prizes.

Which gauge and temper should you choose? Our helpful guide can help you choose the right metal sheet gauge and temper for your next jewelry-making project!
April 30, 2021

Jewelry Metal Sheet: Guide to Gauges and Tempers

by Erica Stice

Unsure of which gauge and temper you need for your next jewelry project? Let us help! Check out our jewelry sheet metal guide for gauges and tempers.

Ready to hire extra help for your jewelry business? Consider a team of independent contractors! Read through Kristen Baird's experience and tips hiring her independent contractor team.
April 05, 2021

Building a Contractor Team for your Jewelry Business

by Kristen Baird

When you're ready to hire help for your jewelry business tasks, consider building a team of independent contractors. Read through Kristen Baird's experience of hiring her team and her tips to help you successfully hire your own team.

Increase interest and engagement on your website and social media feed with these 5 jewelry marketing video ideas.
March 25, 2021

5 Video Marketing Ideas for Your Jewelry Business

by Janelle Hinesley

Increase interest and engagement on your website and social media feed with these 5 jewelry marketing video ideas.

You've decided to make the jump from jewelry photography to videography. Read our in depth article to learn how to create an amazing video from start to finish!
March 25, 2021

How to Shoot Your Own Video

by Janelle Hinesley

You've decided to make the jump from jewelry photography to videography. Read our in depth article to learn how to create an amazing video from start to finish!

We interview two of our past Halstead Grant Winners to gain some insight on why video is important for jewelry business and the benefits they've seen from utilizing it.
March 25, 2021

How to Conquer Your Fears About Video Marketing Your Jewelry

by Janelle Hinesley

We interview two of our past Halstead Grant Winners to gain some insight on why video is important for jewelry businesses and the benefits they've seen from utilizing it.

The Halstead Design Challenge welcomed jewelers from every stage of interest. Read more about each year's theme and the winners.
March 16, 2021

Halstead Design Challenge Rewind

by Ashley Maldonado

The Halstead Design Challenge brought jewelers together each year to create a unique piece of jewelry as part of a fundraiser for SNAG. It welcomed everyone from hobbyists to experienced exhibition jewelers. Read more about each year's theme and the winners.

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