by Alison Albanese. (Jefferson Valley, NY) The Longstem Jewelry Organizers (8 different styles) were invented in 2006-2009 by Alison Albanese, a private investigator by training, who had long searched for a way to store and organize a lifetime of collected jewelry. After experimenting with jewelry boxes, pouches and other storage devices, she began experimenting with … [Read more...] about Longstem Jewelry Organizers
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Tony Kadysewski is back with an interesting comparison of mirrors used in retail-store jewelry displays. Mirrors play an important role in selling jewelry. Customers often need to try a necklace on, or hold a pair of earrings next to their face to see the effect. See Tony's Four Jewelry Mirrors Compared over on his fascinating Fixtures Close Up website. Tony … [Read more...] about Jewelry Mirrors: Ideas from Retail Store Displays
by Rena Klingenberg. These clever jewelry stand projects for you to make are available free from WigJig. Tutorial #1 (for photos above): The first tutorial covers one basic stand design, with two different bases. Tutorial #2 (for photos above): This one is collapsible, for easy transport to and from jewelry shows and parties. Tutorial #3 … [Read more...] about Jewelry Stand Tutorials: Free from WigJig
Avoid blowing your budget by defining your market and planning your gemstone purchases in advance by Melissa Jeffries. If you've been to gem shows, you know how overwhelming and daunting they can be. Although it's difficult to narrow down all those tempting options, your jewelry business profit margin will be greater if you plan ahead and focus on shopping for a … [Read more...] about Tips for Attending Gem Shows
by Lynn Williams. (Frisco, TX, USA) This organizer was originally wall mounted and made out of Lexan Polycarbonate. The design was so easy to use, trouble free and sold so well, that next step was to make one for tabletop use that looked elegant and could be for home or retail use. The Black Wrought Iron Earring Angel is a great product that holds 34 pairs of … [Read more...] about Black Wrought Iron (Metal) Earring Angel Pierced Earring Display~Holder~Organizer
by Elaine. I'm a graphic artist, illustrator and photographer. I am now interested in designing and starting my own Jewelry Business. Since my experience is limited I was thinking of enrolling in The Sheffield School to help me perfect this craft and develop my business. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this school? I would love your feedback before … [Read more...] about Can you tell me about The Sheffield School?