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In this article we’ll go over why you should edit your jewelry photos before posting them online as well as how to clip them and the best fr
June 11, 2020

Editing & Clipping Your Jewelry Photos

by Janelle Hinesley

In this article, we’ll go over why you should edit your jewelry photos before posting them online as well as how to clip them with the best free software options available!

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Having the time and resources to focus on your creativity and master your skills is what jewelry residencies are for.
July 30, 2020

Discover Jewelry Residencies

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Being immersed in your craft, with access to a fully equipped studio while being surrounded by other artists sounds like a dreamy experience. This is what Jewelry Residencies offer.

There are a variety of services available to small jewelry businesses. We're taking a look at some of the services and courses for small businesses.
July 27, 2020

Free Small Business Courses for Jewelry Artists

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Did you know that small business management classes are available for free? There is a good chance that there are offices and a professional mentor available within 100 miles to help you launch your small jewelry business. This article will explore the amazing array of services offered by the SBA, SBDC, and SCORE. It will also explain how these organizations are alike and different from one another.

Learn about CDFI small business loans and why they may be a good option for your jewelry business. These loans often help underserved populations.
July 15, 2020

CDFI Small Business Loans: These Non-Profit Lenders May be Right for Your Jewelry Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry artists looking for funding should consider CDFI small business loans. Community Development Financial Institutions are organizations that finance small business that would otherwise struggle to get funding. They also provide small business training through their Technical Assistance programs.

Getting a jewelry business loan is intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start?
July 09, 2020

How to Get a Jewelry Business Loan for Your Studio Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Bank loans are intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start? What do you need to do? What if you get rejected for a jewelry business loan? You have questions and we have answers.

Recycled and sustainable jewelry helps to lessen the impact we have on the environment. Check out our article to learn more.
June 23, 2020

Practicing Responsible & Sustainable Jewelry Making

by Erica Stice

Lessen your impact on the environment by learning about recycled & sustainable jewelry! Learn how to become more eco-friendly by making small, but important changes around your studio.

Jewelry Podcasts are a great way to get information about what is happening in the jewelry industry.
June 08, 2020

Jewelry Podcasts - Perceived Value & More

by Ashley Maldonado

Podcasts have become so popular and with the rise of hands free devices listening has never been easier. We have compiled a list of must- listen jewelry podcasts. While working in your studio or driving in the car tune in to stay up to date on trends, techniques, business tips, & industry advice.

Learn about the major contributors to the silver jewelry supplies trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.
June 03, 2020

Silver Jewelry Supplies by Nation of Origin

by Hilary Halstead Scott

The silver jewelry trade has a rich history. There are centers of production in the world where jewelry manufacturing took root generations ago. These market leaders are each known for different strengths. Learn about the major contributors to the trade to make better informed sourcing decisions.

Learn how to create simple s-hook clasps with our step-by-step guide & video.
June 02, 2020

Fabricated Wire Clasps - Simple Wire Hook Clasps

by Erica Stice

Fabricating jewelry clasps opens up a world of jewelry making opportunities! Learn how to create simple s-hook clasps with our step-by-step guide & video.

Selfies are a fun way to show off your jewelry! But they should still look professional. Get tips to take an amazing jewelry selfie.
May 12, 2020

The Art of the Jewelry Selfie

by Ashley Maldonado

Do you have a love-hate relationship with selfies? They’re a great way to show off your jewelry on social media! Read on for tips to take an amazing jewelry selfie.

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