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Explore our guide to common types of jewelry clasps and closures used in necklaces and bracelets. Learn terminology & the best applications for each style.
December 09, 2014

Types of Jewelry Clasps & Closures

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Read our guide on types of jewelry clasps and closures popular in today's modern day necklace and bracelet designs. Choose the best clasp for each design with this helpful glossary of terms.

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We have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects! From wire working and assembly to basic metalsmithing and soldering.
July 12, 2019

Beginner Jewelry Making Projects

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

If you are interested in jewelry making but are new to the craft it can be intimidating to know where to begin. To get you started we have compiled a list of 8 great beginner jewelry making projects!

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.

Hiring a professional jewelry photographer can make you a little nervous. We talked to some pros to help ease your mind and bring your image quality up.
June 18, 2019

Tips for Hiring a Professional Jewelry Photographer

by Ashley Maldonado

Jewelers hear the same advice over and over again, photography can literally make the difference between success and failure in the field. Quality images help you to get into more shows, receive better PR coverage, and ultimately sell more jewelry. However, getting professional photos isn't always easy. Read on for tips to hire a professional jewelry photographer.

Guest writing for a jewelry blog or publication is a great way to expand your brand reach and authority. Adriane Dalton gave us great tips for how to do it!
June 14, 2019

How To Guest Write For A Jewelry Publication

by Adriane Dalton

Guest writing for a jewelry blog or publication is a great way to expand your brand reach and authority. Adriane Dalton, editor of Metalsmith Magazine, gave us great tips for improving confidence in your writing and how to pitch your ideas.

Interested in selling your jewelry wholesale? Guest writer Robin Kramer has some great jewelry wholesale strategies to help you succeed.
June 12, 2019

5 Jewelry Wholesale Strategies You Never Thought Of

by Robin Kramer

Read these great jewelry wholesale strategy tips from Robin Kramer, of Red Boot Consulting and Flourish & Thrive Academy, on how to WOW store buyers and keep them coming back again and again!

Learn how to photograph jewelry on a white background for website store listings or professional marketing. Make your jewelry photography easy!
May 29, 2019

How to Photograph Jewelry on a White Background

by Bethany Blackshear

Learn how to photograph jewelry on a white background for website store listings or professional marketing.

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.

In this article you'll learn what the best jewelry beading tools are, what componenents you'll need to start beading and much more!
May 22, 2019

Best Beading Tools Used for Making Jewelry

by Erica Stice

Learn what you need to start beading! We've gathered up a list of the beading tools, components, and supplies you'll want to have ready. We also have a video on finishing your beaded jewelry ends along with lots of helpful tips.

Hiring your first jewelry business assistant is a huge step in your business' growth! We asked our jeweler friends to give us their best advice.
May 15, 2019

Hiring Your First Jewelry Studio Assistant

by Ashley Maldonado

Hiring your first jewelry business assistant is a huge step in your business’ growth! It can also make you nervous as you think about inviting someone else into your design process. We talked to jewelers who have been there, either as a new boss or as a studio assistant to give you tips on making this big step successful.

Jewelry collectives are gaining ground in the industry. Learn more about these unique exhibition opportunities with an interview with Jewelry Edition.
May 14, 2019

What is a Jewelry Collective? An Interview with Jewelry Edition

by Bella Neyman

As an addendum to the article, How to Use Jewelry Exhibition Opportunities to Build Your Business, we have decided to include this full length interview with Jewelry Edition (JE) founders Kat Cole and Laura Wood.

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