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Take your jewelry business to the next level by applying for a grant. Read our list of grant opportunities, as well as resources and tips.
June 27, 2022

Grant Opportunities for your Jewelry Business

by Sylvie Alusitz

Grants can be a great way to help your jewelry business get to the next level. Read on for a list of grants for your business, as well as some tips and resources of where to look for funding options.

Lisa Lehmann, jewelry designer and mother, discusses using your family in marketing and gives us tips to navigate this tricky subject.
April 25, 2022

Family First: The Pros and Cons of Featuring Your Family in Marketing

by Lisa Lehmann

Lisa Lehmann, jewelry designer and mother, talks us through using your family in marketing. She discusses why it can be tricky, as well as gives helpful tips and questions to ask yourself that will help you decide what to post.

Making jewelry is a popular hobby. Check out these tips to turn your jewelry making hobby into a successful business.
September 02, 2021

How to Transition your Jewelry Making Hobby into a Business

by Ashley Maldonado

Making jewelry is a great creative outlet and is a popular hobby. For one reason or another, you may decide to take the plunge and turn it into a business. Check out these tips for transitioning your jewelry hobby into a successful business.

Recently decided to sign up for your first jewelry making class? We have advice from some of the best in the industry on what to expect.
February 03, 2021

What to Expect in Your First Jewelry Making Class

by Ashley Maldonado

So you’ve made the decision to take your first jewelry class? Congrats! We reached out to some of our preferred teachers to help give you an idea of what to expect.

KP Studio located in Phoenix, AZ is a thriving metalsmithing studio school offering classes for beginning to intermediate jewelry artists.
November 02, 2020

Jewelry School Profile: KP Studio

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Located just two hours south of Halstead Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona is a thriving metalsmithing studio school. We took a day trip to check out the space, chat with the instructors and hang out with all of the KP Studio cats!

It's easy to forget to take care of yourself.  Jeweler Lisa Lehmann has ideas to take care of your mental health while running a jewelry business.
September 09, 2020

Care For Your Mental Health While Running Your Jewelry Business

by Lisa Lehmann

Sometimes in the hustle of our business lives we forget to take care of the most important thing: ourselves. Jewelry artist Lisa Lehmann shares advice on balancing mental health with business ownership.

Having the time and resources to focus on your creativity and master your skills is what jewelry residencies are for.
July 30, 2020

Discover Jewelry Residencies

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Being immersed in your craft, with access to a fully equipped studio while being surrounded by other artists sounds like a dreamy experience. This is what Jewelry Residencies offer.

There are a variety of services available to small jewelry businesses. We're taking a look at some of the services and courses for small businesses.
July 28, 2020

Free Small Business Courses for Jewelry Artists

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Did you know that small business management classes are available for free? There is a good chance that there are offices and a professional mentor available within 100 miles to help you launch your small jewelry business. This article will explore the amazing array of services offered by the SBA, SBDC, and SCORE. It will also explain how these organizations are alike and different from one another.

Learn about CDFI small business loans and why they may be a good option for your jewelry business. These loans often help underserved populations.
July 15, 2020

CDFI Small Business Loans: These Non-Profit Lenders May be Right for Your Jewelry Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Jewelry artists looking for funding should consider CDFI small business loans. Community Development Financial Institutions are organizations that finance small business that would otherwise struggle to get funding. They also provide small business training through their Technical Assistance programs.

Getting a jewelry business loan is intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start?
July 09, 2020

How to Get a Jewelry Business Loan for Your Studio Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Bank loans are intimidating. But getting financing to fuel your small jewelry business can help you get to the next level. How do you start? What do you need to do? What if you get rejected for a jewelry business loan? You have questions and we have answers.

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