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Michael David Sturlin is sharing his advice on jewelry pricing strategy for your small business. Help your jewelry studio grow with these tips.
November 06, 2018

Pricing Strategy Tips for Jewelry Business Profitability

by Michael David Sturlin

Check out this guest article from Michael David Sturlin inspired by his experience as a Halstead Grant guest juror this year. Learn new ways to think about pricing your work strategically instead of just blindly applying a formula that may undermine the finances of your business.

Best how-to necklace lengths guide. Match neckline styles to necklace lengths! Learn the official names of the various necklace lengths. Download the guide.
October 16, 2018

Necklace Lengths Guide - How to Measure & Choose a Necklace Length

by Erica Stice

Our necklace length guide can help you and our customers quickly make jewelry decisions based on the neckline style you're wearing. Read the article, watch the video and save the infographic. Print it today!

Check out our infographic with 7 inspiring tips to spice up your jewelry ring designs in the studio. Learn fresh ideas for making silver rings now!
June 12, 2018

Jewelry Ring Design Tips & Ideas

by Erica Stice

Fast & Fabulous! What better way to explain our seven ring tips & trends that are featured below. Summer is the perfect time to show off silver rings for stacking, pattern wire bands or embellished charm rings. At Halstead we offer ring making materials and simple ready-to-wear rings in sterling silver, gold-filled and rose gold-filled.

Read how gold-filled jewelry compares to gold-plated jewelry. Learn about constructions, durability and the care & cleaning for both.
August 04, 2017

Gold-Filled vs. Gold-Plated Jewelry

by Janelle Hinesley

Here's the rundown on the differences between gold-filled vs. gold-plated jewelry. Learn how they compare and contrast to make an informed jewelry buying decision.

Flex shaft attachments can be overwhelming! Learn which ones you need in your jewelry studio along with techniques and tips for jewelry finishing.
May 02, 2017

Flex Shaft Attachments for Finishing

by Erica Stice

A flex shaft (or Dremel) rotary is one of the most indispensable metalsmithing tools in the jewelry studio . We use flex shafts for sanding, polishing, cutting and drilling. They shave time off in the studio so we can move on to other projects. I love our flex shaft but ...

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.

Learn about different jewelry chain link styles available on the market. This article will cover link configurations and manufacturing methods.
July 17, 2012

Types of Jewelry Chain Link Styles

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Get to know more about types of jewelry chains, styles, and effects in our glossary. This is a great reference to bookmark and refer to often when shopping for chain jewelry supplies. This popular blog post was updated in 2019.

Learn to start silver soldering today! We've put together this step by step tutorial and list of jewelry soldering supplies & tools to get you started.
July 03, 2012

5 Steps to Start Silver Soldering

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Soldering sterling silver is one of the fundamental skills that every jeweler should have. However, starting up at home can be a little intimidating so we've put together this step by step tutorial with a list of jewelry soldering tools and supplies to get started.

Is it really cheaper to make your own jewelry findings? Check out our analysis of making your own jump rings or earwires. Does it make sense for you?
June 26, 2012

Make It vs. Buy It : The Jewelry Findings Conundrum

by Hilary Halstead Scott

This is a long-running debate in the jewelry world, should you make your own jewelry findings? Metalsmiths from traditional programs learn how to make every single component needed in jewelry as part of a thorough education in fabrication craftsmanship. Purists believe that jewelry should come from only raw metal materials. But make sure that making each individual component is actually the right move for your business.

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