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Making jewelry is a popular hobby. Check out these tips to turn your jewelry making hobby into a successful business.
September 02, 2021

How to Transition your Jewelry Making Hobby into a Business

Making jewelry is a great creative outlet and is a popular hobby. For one reason or another, you may decide to take the plunge and turn it into a business. Check out these tips for transitioning your jewelry hobby into a successful business.

Tube bezels are a beautiful and simple way to add faceted stones to your jewelry designs. Learn more about them and find some inspiration.
August 19, 2021

Using Tube Bezel Settings in Your Jewelry

Easily make a variety of jewelry designs sparkle with tube bezel settings. Learn more about these versatile findings and find project inspiration to try out.

Learn more about the benefits of having your own website for selling jewelry and find the one that works best for you.
July 13, 2021

Which Website Shopping Platform is Right for Your Jewelry Business?

There are a lot of options for selling your jewelry online. Read on to learn the benefits of having your own website and which e-commerce platforms are popular. Make sure to find the right website platform for your jewelry business.

What does it mean to brand your jewelry business? Learn more about this important jewelry marketing strategy and why it’s so important.
July 07, 2021

The Importance of Creating your Jewelry Brand

You hear about branding all the time when you start marketing your jewelry business, but what exactly is it and why is it so important? Learn more about this important jewelry marketing strategy.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Having a jewelry business mentor helps you learn the industry first hand before starting your business. Becoming a mentor down the road also helps your jewelry business in many ways!
February 16, 2021

Jewelry Business Mentors Kickstart Your Career

As a jeweler just starting out in the industry, having a mentor can help kickstart your career! Read on to learn how to take advantage of learning from someone who's been through it all already.

Recently decided to sign up for your first jewelry making class? We have advice from some of the best in the industry on what to expect.
February 03, 2021

What to Expect in Your First Jewelry Making Class

So you’ve made the decision to take your first jewelry class? Congrats! We reached out to some of our preferred teachers to help give you an idea of what to expect.

Hear great advice from past participants on why applying for the Halstead Grant will help your jewelry business succeed, regardless of whether you win.
January 25, 2021

Take Your Jewelry Business to the Next Level

Learn how the Halstead Grant application process takes your business to the next level, simply by answering the application questions.

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