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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

by Ashley Maldonado

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.

Jewelry artists give tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.
May 05, 2021

Multiple Platforms to Sell Jewelry Online

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Now more than ever your jewelry brand needs to have a strong online presence. This usually means selling on more platforms than just your website. Whether it’s through your social media pages or a marketplace like Etsy or Amazon, it can be tricky to keep track of everything. I reached out to a few jewelry artists to get some tips on how they maintain all of their platforms and sell jewelry online.

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

by Ashley Maldonado

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

Ready to hire extra help for your jewelry business? Consider a team of independent contractors! Read through Kristen Baird's experience and tips hiring her independent contractor team.
April 05, 2021

Building a Contractor Team for your Jewelry Business

by Kristen Baird

When you're ready to hire help for your jewelry business tasks, consider building a team of independent contractors. Read through Kristen Baird's experience of hiring her team and her tips to help you successfully hire your own team.

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

by Ashley Maldonado

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.

Finding a work life balance between parenting and running your jewelry business can be a struggle.
February 04, 2021

Balancing Parenting & Your Jewelry Business

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Being a jewelry business owner means you are already juggling multiple tasks and trying to find time to execute them all. Now, add in another job that takes even more patience and talks back. Whether you started your business after becoming a parent or had little ones along the way; finding a work life balance that makes the whole family happy can be a struggle.

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

by Ashley Maldonado

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

Jewelry critiques can be intimidating. But they also progress your work. Learn how to make the most out of jewelry collection critiques.
November 19, 2020

The Value of Critiques When Developing a Jewelry Collection

by Vince Pontillo-Verrastro

Critiques can be one of the most intimidating aspects of making jewelry. But they can also help your work progress and open your jewelry to an all new group of people. Learn more from guest writer Vince Pontillo-Verrastro about how to make the most out of jewelry critiques.

Guest writer Michelle Orman is highlighting some of our favorite BIPOC jewelry designers.
November 10, 2020

5 BIPOC Jewelry Designers to Watch

by Michelle Orman

Guest author Michelle Orman of Last Word Communications discusses the challenges BIPOC jewelry designers face and highlights 5 emerging artists to watch.

Adding handmade jewelry to your boutique or gift shop inventory is quick and easy but often gives a great return. Read on for some of the best ways to make and add jewelry to your boutique store.
October 14, 2020

Sterling Silver Necklaces for Easy Gift Sales

by Ashley Maldonado

Simple sterling silver necklaces make great gift options for your customers, without much effort from you. Simply adding charms to a necklace chain or earrings can help build out your inventory for seasonal surges.

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