by Rashida Cotton. (Macon, GA) Hello all! I have a jewelry design, and I want to use the profits from the design to help fund an organization to help abused children. Does anyone know who I can pitch this design to? Thank you! Rashida Cotton … [Read more...] about Jewelry Design to Fund a Non-Profit Organization – How to Find the Person to Pitch It to?
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by Jean Forman. (Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry) I have found a way to combine my love of travel with my passion for creating jewelry with sea glass I find worldwide. On many previous trips, my fellow passengers have admired my designs and have wanted to buy items from me, so I have learned to bring a selection when I travel. But, this past summer and in March-April … [Read more...] about Travels and Sea Glass
by Lady Mockingbird. (Upstate, NY) Do you have a jewelry concept in your mind that will require a huge investment in tools and equipment or even skills you don't yet possess? Have you considered the possibility of partnering with a small-run manufacturer? Peripherally, I was aware that there are jewelry artists who work wholly in wax models which they then send out … [Read more...] about Producing Your Jewelry Design on a Larger Scale
by Sheila Meador. (Charlotte, North Carolina USA) We live in an age where most people have a mobile phone, and many artists maintain photo albums on their devices. If you own a smartphone, you more than likely have a few utility apps that can make your life easier as a jewelry designer. Other than scheduling classes on my smartphone calendar app, here are the two … [Read more...] about Jewelry Artist Assistant: the smartphone
by Crissey. (Eastpointe, Michigan USA) After months of an extremely slow start to getting my jewelry business going, I have what appears to be several leads on some very large orders. I am in the process of negotiating a wholesale deal with a national foundation focusing on a great cause. I also know of a niche that would be interested in purchasing my pieces. Third, … [Read more...] about How Do I Prioritize My Jewelry Making Clients?
by Melinda Pollack. (USA) Do you know if its legal to purchase pre-made jewelry from China, take it apart and create another design from the elements taken from it? Or, use it for a different purpose while still having the same design? Melinda Pollack … [Read more...] about Question of Legality on Repurposed Jewelry
by Virginia Vivier. (Sunny Tucson, Arizona USA) I enjoy making one-of-a-kind pendant designs more than duplicating the same ones over and over. A few of my designs are more popular than others and customers expect each one to look the same as in the website photo, which can be hard, since I make each one individually. I fire each silver design in my small jewelry … [Read more...] about Casting Your Jewelry Not as Difficult as You Might Think
by Rose. (Riverview, Florida USA) I am here to ask a question regarding Style. I feel that I am always a step behind in the styles that people are asking for, which makes me late on the season for selling that particular style. Am I the only one that feels this way? Is there some type of List or info that comes out that I am missing , in order to stay up with styles for … [Read more...] about How to Know What Styles are Trending?
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena by Rena Klingenberg. It can be hard to make yourself step out and take advantage of a new opportunity. Here's a mindset that can help you do it easily: Transcript of This Video: One of the best ways to advance in your jewelry business is to experiment with new opportunities. Often that can lead to big leaps in your … [Read more...] about The Courage to Try New Opportunities in Your Jewelry Business (Video)
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena by Rena Klingenberg. Here are 9 things you can say to help jewelry customers feel comfortable and well cared for: Transcript of this Video: Every contact you have with a jewelry customer is an opportunity to influence whether they’ll return, and whether they'll refer other people to you. And a major part of your customer contact … [Read more...] about 9 Important Things to Say to Your Jewelry Customers (Video)
by Krisha. (Texas) I've been making jewelry about a year in my little business. One problem I have with design is choosing a chain style and length. I make wire wrapped bead jewelry and hand stamped items. I have been using stainless ball chain with my stainless steel hand stamped items. I've received no complaints about those. However I bought a batch of silver … [Read more...] about What Chain Styles and Lengths Are Most Popular for Pendants?
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 34 by Rena Klingenberg. Go deep down and find what really makes you enthusiastic about your jewelry art - and then express it! Here are some enthusiastic words from other artists to get you started. Transcript of This Video: Enthusiasm is contagious. I love to read blog posts and product descriptions from artists … [Read more...] about Getting People Excited About Your Jewelry (Video)