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In this article we’ll go over why you should edit your jewelry photos before posting them online as well as how to clip them and the best fr
June 11, 2020

Editing & Clipping Your Jewelry Photos

by Janelle Hinesley

In this article, we’ll go over why you should edit your jewelry photos before posting them online as well as how to clip them with the best free software options available!

One way to take your jewelry business to the next level is to have your jewelry photographed on models. Read on to find out the benefits of modeled jewelry photos and how to make it happen.
April 15, 2020

Photographing Jewelry on Models

by Janelle Hinesley

One way to take your jewelry business to the next level is to have your jewelry photographed on models. Read on to find out the benefits of modeled jewelry photos and how to make it happen.

Pearls are the underdog of the sustainability movement in jewelry. Learn about how pearls can add to your jewelry collection sustainability.
March 06, 2020

5 Reasons Why Pearls Are the Champion of Gemstone Sustainability

by Jennifer Heebner

Pearls and cultured pearls are champions of the sustainability movement in jewelry. Learn more about these beautiful jewelry options from guest author Jennifer Heebner of the Cultured Pearl Association of America and sign up for a free online pearls course.

A jewelry tumbler can save you valuable time in a studio. It can place a mirror finish on a piece in minutes and work harden findings so you
August 07, 2019

Why You Need a Jewelry Tumbler in Your Studio

by Erica Stice

If you love mirror finishes a jewelry bench polisher is the ideal tool for you. But did you also know that it's an excellent tool to work harden your findings, too? In my opinion, this is one tool that every jewelry studio can benefit from.

A jewelry bench polisher will save you time. From sanding, to satin and mirror finishes, this mini jewelry tool will become the workhorse in your studio!
July 16, 2019

Jewelry Bench Polisher & Attachments

by Erica Stice

A bench polisher is indispensable in a jewelry studio! Find out why, with this guide to jewelry bench polishing and attachments.

See how you can save money on bulk jewelry wire, before you place your next order! We give you money saving tips on scrap, tangles, tarnish and more.
June 21, 2019

Tips to Save Money Buying Bulk Jewelry Wire

by Erica Stice

Save money buying bulk jewelry wire. Check out these money saving tips which cover tarnishing, tangling, and how to avoid waste. Learn how to use a rolling mill to keep your costs down, too.

What makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different types and some of the techniques for each one.
May 24, 2019

Handmade Jewelry: Types and Techniques

by Ashley Maldonado

Curious what makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different categories of handmade jewelry and some of the techniques for each one.

How do you set-up a wire wrapping studio? From setting up your work area to basic supplies, we cover a lot of information in this article.
May 03, 2019

Setting Up Your Wire Wrapping Jewelry Studio

by Erica Stice

Ready to wire wrap? Get prepared with this article! We've covered the studio area, gauges of wire, beginner tools and some materials that you can use when wire wrapping.

Have you ever had your solder just ball up and refuse to flow or not even ball up at all? Possibly your metal turned bright red, but that li
April 23, 2019

Top 5 Reasons Silver Solder Doesn't Flow

by Erica Stice

Solder not flowing? Find out the reasons why. Jewelry soldering can be frustrating at times, but with the right knowledge, you can quickly troubleshoot the problems.

This guide covers pattern wire and gallery wire used in jewelry making. What are they? What is the difference between them?
March 06, 2019

Pattern & Gallery Wire Guide: The 411

by Erica Stice

Explore pattern wire and gallery wire used in the jewelry studio in this overview guide on essential materials for your design practice.

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