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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!

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.

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.

Michael David Sturlin discusses how we express our unique identity through the design process in visual arts and allow our work to be an extension of us.
December 11, 2018

Finding Your Creative Identity Through Design

by Michael David Sturlin

Finding and expressing your unique identity isn't always easy. This guest blog from Michael David Sturlin discusses the design process and how you can discover and express your unique creative identity through design.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you are an entrepreneur. Learn how to manage time in your jewelry business from Tracy Matthews of Flourish & Thrive.
September 25, 2018

How to Manage Time in Your Jewelry Business Better Using 7 Simple Steps

by Tracy Matthews

Being your own boss is amazing! But learning to manage time in your jewelry business so you don't have to be constantly clocked in can be difficult. Tracy Matthews from Flourish & Thrive Academy gave us her 7 most helpful tips to manage your time effectively.

Establish jewelry provenance by documenting the story of your jewelry pieces. Provenance documentation will increase the perceived value of your work and appeal to collectors. It positions your jewelry business as a serious studio and enhances your reputation in the field.
July 03, 2018

Document Storytelling to Add Value to Your Jewelry Brand

by Emily Zupsic

Tell your story! Your jewelry tells a story about you and becomes a part of your client's story. Providing clear and thorough documentation of the piece and the process can add value to your jewelry art. Learn all about provenance and how to add value with your jewelry's story.

Linda, a jewelry designer and studio owner, was inspired to write a book as a tribute to all the women in the industry, and to pass on inspiration and information to the next generation.
June 19, 2018

100 Women of Jewelry

by Ashley Maldonado

Linda, a jewelry designer and studio owner, was inspired to write a book as a tribute to all the women in the industry, and to pass on inspiration and information to the next generation of designers.

Hear great advice from past participants on why applying for the Halstead Grant will help your jewelry business succeed, regardless of whether you win.
May 29, 2018

Take Your Jewelry Business to the Next Level

by Katie Hacker

Hear firsthand experiences from other jewelers who have participated in the Halstead Grant. Learn how the application process is a boot camp for your jewelry business and can help you reach the next level of success, even if you don't win the award.

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