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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.
April 30, 2019

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.

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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.

Personal safety in the jewelry business is an important issue. Use these tips to keep you and your inventory safe at home and on the road.
February 26, 2020

10 Tips for Personal Safety in the Jewelry Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Personal safety is an important issue in our field. Unfortunately, it is rarely given due attention until the aftermath of a tragedy when a member of our community is the victim of burglary or assault. This article will explore basic prevention strategies to protect yourself and your inventory.

Add texture to your jewelry designs. Read the in-depth article and then watch the how-to video. Discover texturing today!
February 11, 2020

Texturing on Jewelry Metals

by Erica Stice

Texturing is a lot of fun! Discover popular ways to texture on jewelry metals. Watch the video below for even more information on this popular jewelry-making technique.

Custom logo tags are an easy and affordable way to advance your jewelry business. Read on to see how adding logo tags can help your business.
February 05, 2020

How Custom Logo Tags Can Advance Your Jewelry Business

by Ashley Maldonado

Custom logo tags are an easy and affordable way to benefit your jewelry business. Read on to see how adding these tags can help your business succeed.

Every jewelry designer loves some press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will put your  designs in front of editors.
February 03, 2020

How to Create a Media Kit for Jewelry Artists

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Every jewelry designer loves a little press coverage! Read on for tips to create a media kit that will easily put your business and designs in front of editors and influencers.

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.

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of
September 19, 2019

Tips to Nail Your Jewelry Sales Elevator Pitch

by Hilary Halstead Scott

An elevator pitch is the cornerstone of jewelry sales that every small business owner needs. If you missed out on the binge-watching era of Shark Tank and other business competition TV shows this may be a new term for you. Fear not, this article will take a deep dive into pitching concisely with a compelling call to action. You’ll be a jewelry sales pro before you know it!

If you’ve been frustrated by Instagram over the past year, you are not alone. Many blame the algorithm, which, if you don’t know what that i
September 13, 2019

5 Tips to Increase Your Instagram Engagement

by Liz Kantner

Don't let Instagram's algorithm mess up your jewelry marketing! Guest author Liz Kantner has her top 5 tips to increase you Instagram engagement.

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.

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