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Traditional Craft Schools are dotted around the country. The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus wher
October 31, 2019

The Craft School Experience for Jewelers

The Craft School experience is designed to be a brief stay at a retreat campus where serious artists can explore a craft while enjoying a beautiful place and the company of like-minded peers.

Studio Art Degrees with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry Ball State University BFA & MFA Visual Arts - Metals Concentration Associate Profe
September 27, 2019

Studio Art Degrees with Jewelry Concentration

Are you interested in completing a bachelors degree in fine arts? There are so many great schools across the country that offer studio art programs that have a concentration in small metals and jewelry.

How do you stay on top of what’s happening in the jewelry world? Keeping up to date with jewelry trends and news has never been easier. Foll
September 12, 2019

Jewelry Blogs You Should Be Following

How do you stay on top of what’s happening in the jewelry world? Keeping up to date with jewelry trends and news has never been easier. Follow these blogs to be in the know with all things jewelry related.

Are you interested in having a line of your jewelry plated with gold or silver? The process of electroplating can be overwhelming so we made
August 06, 2019

Jewelry Plating Contractors

Are you interested in having a line of your jewelry plated with gold or silver? The process of electroplating can be overwhelming so we made a list of jewelry plating contractors that would be happy to provide the service for you.

Whether you are ready to start working with a jewelry casting contractor or are just curious to see what services are out there you should c
August 05, 2019

Jewelry Casting Contractors

Whether you are ready to start working with a jewelry casting contractor or are just curious to see what services are out there you should check out our list of U.S. companies ready to help out small jewelry businesses.

We have compiled a list of the best college metal programs and BFAs for jewelry across the country.
July 15, 2019

BFAs for Jewelry & Small Metals

Are you interested in getting your BFA in jewelry and small metals? We have compiled a list of colleges across the country that offer jewelry or small metals as a major.

We have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects! From wire working and assembly to basic metalsmithing and soldering.
July 12, 2019

Beginner Jewelry Making Projects

If you are interested in jewelry making but are new to the craft it can be intimidating to know where to begin. To get you started we have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects!

Metalsmith Melissa Muir gives tips on working with jewelry wire and a step-by-step guide on how to create a wire cuff.
May 09, 2019

Jewelry Wire Work Tips from Melissa Muir

Learn wire jewelry frame fabrication tips from one of our preferred studio teachers, Melissa Muir. She shows you step by step how to make this gorgeous wire work cuff using Halstead’s Sterling silver supplies and a beautiful cabochon!

Learn how to use a wire jig tool to make stunning wirework bracelet designs out of bulk jewelry wire. Brenda Schweder offers tips for success.
May 07, 2019

Wirework Bracelet Making by Brenda Schweder

Brenda Schweder shows how you can use her jewelry making jig tool, Now That's a Jig!, with jewelry wire to make gorgeous wire work bracelet designs.

Liz Kantner is a marketing expert for emerging jewelers and also the 2019 Halstead Grant guest judge! Learn more about her and get a few marketing tips.
April 30, 2019

Jewelry Marketing Tips From Liz Kantner: Halstead Grant Guest Judge

We are excited to announce Liz Kantner as our 2019 Halstead Grant Guest Judge! Liz is a marketing guru for upcoming jewelry designers and will be able to provide valuable input for our applicants.

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