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Bulk up your jewelry retail store! Learn how to make ready-to-wear pieces quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide.
April 23, 2020

Ready-to-Wear Sterling Silver Jewelry for Your Retail Store

by Erica Stice

Bulk up your retail store with ready-to-wear jewelry pieces! Ready to wear items are great for low price point impulse purchase items making them quick upsells yet easy to stock.

Using a rolling mill in jewelry. From imprinting designs and rolling your own gauges to the main problems that occur if your not careful.
December 18, 2018

5 Ways to Use a Rolling Mill in your Jewelry Studio and Maintenance Primer

by Erica Stice

Rolling mills and jewelry studios go hand in hand. Some jewelers use their rolling mills to imprint patterns on an annealed metal sheet. Others use a rolling mill as the raw material workhorse of their studios.  See these and more uses in action.

How quickly time flies! The holidays are on the way. It's always a good idea to have ready-to-wear or quick-finish concepts in mind.
October 02, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Ready-to-Wear Jewelry Items

by Erica Stice

Check out our holiday guide for trending jewelry items that can boost your seasonal sales as well as studio essentials for your own wish list. This blog post has been updated for the upcoming holiday season.

We answer 7 of the most common questions that we receive when customers purchase metal sheet from us. Learn how to order, convert from inches to ozt, understand our return policies concerning sheet and more.
September 18, 2018

How to Buy Jewelry Making Metal Sheet

by Erica Stice

A quick FAQ guide on how to buy metal sheet for your jewelry business. Learn the lingo and how to navigate the typical units of measure used for sheet sales.

Gwen Youngblood's riveting techniques make it easier than ever for everyone to master a basic wire rivet and ball rivet as well as riveting to set bezel cups.
September 11, 2018

Riveting Techniques from Gwen Youngblood

by Ashley Maldonado

Gwen Youngblood's jewelry riveting cold connection techniques make it easier than ever for everyone to master a basic wire rivet and ball rivet as well as riveting to set bezel cups.

Setting geodes and slabs can be challenging and fun. We've created a few pieces to show you how much fun these can be to set. Embrace the challenges they can bring.
August 28, 2018

How to Set Geodes & Slabs

by Erica Stice

Setting geodes and slabs can be challenging at times but this blog will cover the two basic settings to get you started. Both require basic soldering skills.

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.

Learn about Rock Salt Silver Casting as detailed in Erica Stice's recent article published in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine.
April 10, 2018

Rock Salt Casting as Seen in Belle Armoire Jewelry

by Erica Stice

Get a sneak peek at rock salt casting: it's easier than you think! Watch a quick video demo and preview some of the designs that appear in the Spring 2018 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.

Learn easy jewelry making techniques to showcase your lampwork art glass beads or other artisan glass jewelry components.
March 27, 2018

Turning Your Art Glass Beads into Jewelry

by Katie Hacker

Learn a few easy ways to turn your stash of lampwork art glass beads into beautiful, marketable jewelry. Sterling ear wires, basic tools and a few other jewelry supplies are all you need to get started. Plus, tips for selling your jewelry.

Learn how to buy jewelry supplies at the right price in the quantities you need in this introductory article for new jewelry makers or small businesses.
March 22, 2018

5 Rookie Tips for Buying Jewelry Supplies

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Leaving the comfort of a well stocked school studio can seem daunting. Read on for some tips on sourcing materials for your own studio.

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