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The coronavirus shutdown is creating unprecedented economic times. For small jewelry businesses, times ahead may be tough. We wanted to prov
March 30, 2020

Jewelry Artist Resources During Covid-19

by Ashley Maldonado

We're compiling a list of resources available to jewelry artists during the Covid-19 crisis. We will be updating this as new information and resources become available.

Quarantine and social distancing for so long getting you down? We’ve got a few ideas of things you can do while quarantining.
March 23, 2020

10 Things To Do While Quarantined

by Ashley Maldonado

Quarantine and social distancing for so long getting you down? We’ve got a few ideas of things you can do during the Coronavirus shutdown.

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

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.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced, these studio schools will help advance your jewelry making skills with a variety of class options.
February 26, 2019

Halstead's Preferred Studio Schools

by Ashley Maldonado

We have developed great relationships with jewelry making schools all over the country. They offer a range of 1 day workshops to multi-week classes with experienced instructors.

Kids make jewelry at Creative Side Jewelry Academy in Austin, Texas. learn about their innovative youth curriculum to get the next generation at the bench.
May 22, 2018

The Next Generation of Metalsmiths

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Are you looking for a studio experience for your children? Are you thinking about spearheading a youth metals program in your community? This interview will inspire you to create a legacy of arts appreciation, advocacy and maker skills for a new generation of metalsmiths.

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