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Hear great advice from past participants on why applying for the Halstead Grant will help your jewelry business succeed, regardless of whether you win.
May 29, 2018

Take Your Jewelry Business to the Next Level

Hear firsthand experiences from other jewelers who have participated in the Halstead Grant. Learn how the application process is a boot camp for your jewelry business and can help you reach the next level of success, even if you don't win the award.

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 from a new supplier for the first time. Here are answers to our top three questions from new customers at Halstead to help you make an informed purchasing decision.

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.

Halstead is proud to support jewelry events such as retreats and symposiums across the country. Our amazing jewelry community is doing great
February 19, 2018

2020 Jewelry Events: Conferences, Retreats & Symposiums

Jewelry making events, retreats and symposiums are all around the country! They offer great classes to help you expand your skill set and even better networking opportunities to connect with fellow jewelers. You may even see a happy Halstead face at some of these events!

Ready to venture out of class and on your own? Here are some tips for buying jewelry supplies.
February 16, 2018

Moving Past Jewelry Kits: How to Buy Supplies

Ready to venture out of class and on your own? Here are some tips for moving past jewelry kits and onto buying jewelry supplies in bulk.

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.

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