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Halstead is passionate about supporting small jewelry businesses. Check out our huge archives of helpful articles for makers including technique tutorials, business advice, and connection to resources in our community. Craftsmen and designers alike trust Halstead for supplies and information. Our goal is to help you be successful. We publish a new blog every week on Wednesday. Subscribe to keep learning and growing in your profession.

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Read our top tips on how to run a successful jewelry business. Hint: it takes more than design skills, you will need to run the business side too!
December 15, 2015

5 Tips for a Successful Jewelry Business

by Hilary Halstead Scott

It goes without saying that you're offering an amazing collection of jewelry made with love, skill and attention to quality. But, the reality is that you will spend just as much time or more on the business side of things. Here are five tips to make your jewelry business successful.

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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.

Curator Bella Neyman gave some great tips on showing your collection in jewelry exhibitions and some new ideas on where to look for one.
May 14, 2019

How to Use Jewelry Exhibition Opportunities to Build Your Business

by Bella Neyman

Being an artist isn’t easy, not only do you need to make work but then you also have to sell it. How do you stand out in the competitive jewelry space? Read Bella Neyman's advice on using jewelry exhibitions as a strategy for getting exposure for your brand.

Metalsmith Melissa Muir gives tips on working with jewelry wire and a step-by-step guide on how to create a wire cuff.
May 09, 2019

Jewelry Wire Work Tips from Melissa Muir

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Learn wire jewelry frame fabrication tips from one of our preferred studio teachers, Melissa Muir. She shows you step by step how to make this gorgeous wire work cuff using Halstead’s Sterling silver supplies and a beautiful cabochon!

Facebook is a great platform for marketing your jewelry collection! Learn how to harness the most popular social media platform for your jewelry business.
May 08, 2019

How to Market Your Jewelry on Facebook

by Ashley Maldonado

Marketing jewelry on Facebook isn’t always an easy task, but with a few tips you’ll be well on your way to success.

Learn how to use a wire jig tool to make stunning wirework bracelet designs out of bulk jewelry wire. Brenda Schweder offers tips for success.
May 07, 2019

Wirework Bracelet Making by Brenda Schweder

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Brenda Schweder shows how you can use her jewelry making jig tool, Now That's a Jig!, with jewelry wire to make gorgeous wire work bracelet designs.

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