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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.

Meet Halstead's 2019 featured lampwork artist, Kris Schaible. A glass artist for 15 years, she creates beautiful glass beads for jewelry making.
April 09, 2019

Meet Kris Schaible, Halstead's Featured Lampwork Artist

by Kelli Vanyek Greene

Halstead is proud to feature Kris Schaible as the 2019 featured lampwork artist. She has been working in the glass field for 15 years and has created beautiful glass beads and finished jewelry pieces. Read on to learn more about Kris!

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.

Belle Brook Designs won the 2007 Halstead Grant. Her unique designs make a beautiful addition to any handmade jewelry collector's box.
July 02, 2009

Belle Brooke Designs

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Belle Brooke won the Halstead Business Development Grant in 2007. Check out some of the pieces from her beautiful jewelry collection.

Ananda Khalsa Jewelry won the first Halstead Grant in 2006. Her combination of hand painted water colors with gold, silver and gemstones creates beautiful designs.
June 23, 2009

Ananda Khalsa Jewelry

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Check out some of the beautiful work by Ananda Khalsa Jewelry. She won the first Halstead Business Development Grant in 2006.

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