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Be inspired by Eva Sherman's creative approach to using soldered jump rings in a whole new way for your jewelry making designs.
May 08, 2018

Eva Sherman's Spectacular Soldered Jump Rings

Make whimsical jewelry designs with silver jump rings and stone settings. Practice your soldering skills and flex your creativity with this inspiring technique from Eva Sherman.

Check out these tips on how to make an outstanding earring collection to get your jewelry business started. Katie Hacker explores jewelry design concepts.
May 01, 2018

How to Create Your Own Earring Collection

Earrings are always in style, but they're particularly trendy right now. Here are some tips and tricks for pumping up your jewelry collection with an infusion of handmade earring designs.

Educate jewelry customers to position yourself as a trusted resource. Transparency and information are powerful tools for your jewelry business.
April 24, 2018

5 Ways to Educate Your Jewelry Customer

Selling your jewelry? Educating your customers benefits your business in a multitude of ways. Here are some tips and free, printable inserts!

Learn easy jewelry making techniques to showcase your lampwork art glass beads or other artisan glass jewelry components.
March 27, 2018

Turning Your Art Glass Beads into Jewelry

Learn a few easy ways to turn your stash of lampwork art glass beads into beautiful, marketable jewelry. Sterling ear wires, basic tools and a few other jewelry supplies are all you need to get started. Plus, tips for selling your jewelry.

Curious about shopping for jewelry findings at Halstead? Learn the top 3 questions we hear from new customers getting started.
March 09, 2018

Top 3 Questions from New Halstead Customers

It feels risky to buy online from a new supplier for the first time. Here are answers to our top questions from new customers at Halstead to help you make an informed purchasing decision. Updated April 2022.

We are so grateful for your word of mouth referrals. Here are the top reasons our jewelry supply customers refer Halstead to their colleagues.
March 02, 2018

Top 3 Reasons Jewelry Supply Customers Refer Halstead

We love it when our customers refer Halstead to friends in the jewelry business because that means we're on the right track.

It makes sense in your jewelry business to sell bestselling designs in different metals. Learn how to navigate supply shopping to make this strategy work.
February 13, 2018

Make Jewelry in Multiple Metals

Want to make the same piece of jewelry in sterling, gold-filled and rose gold-filled? We can help. Learn how to shop jewelry supplies so you can make the same jewelry design in different metals.

It is frustrating when jewelry supplies are out of stock. Learn how Halstead can help you troubleshoot availability disruptions.
February 06, 2018

Out of Stock Jewelry Supplies? Let Us Help You! Halstead FAQs

We know how frustrating out of stock supplies can be! Here are 4 tips to improve your shopping experience when the jewelry supplies you need are out of stock.

Brenda Schweder teaches how to make a stunning multi-strand chain necklace with a striking patina in this jewelry making how-to guide.
November 27, 2017

Multistrand Necklace with Brenda Schweder

This multistrand necklace is more than meets the eye. Choose interesting jewelry chain styles for your own interpretation and make your own wire clasp for a custom finish!

Make your own custom jewelry chain from bulk wire in this how-to guide from artist Jill Mackay. Get inspired to hone your soldering and wirework skillset.
September 26, 2017

Making Chain from Wire with Jill MacKay

Here at Halstead, we sell a lot of finished and footage chain in a huge variety of styles. But, sometimes, you just want to make your own jewelry chain. We sent jewelry designer Jill MacKay a coil of sterling silver wire and she turned it into this shimmering chain.

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