Designer Spotlight: Alina Skyler
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I am a wife, a mom and a jewelry designer. I do all of it because I love it and because I have to - I have been creating fine jewelry for several years now and it has literally become part of who I am. I am working 24 hours a day. Everything I do, I see inspiration and potential for new [READ MORE]
How to Talk About Your Jewelry Designs (without feeling Skeevie)
Do you agree? Talking about your jewelry designs can be totally nerve-wracking! When I was first starting out as a designer, I was VERY sensitive about my work. It felt totally weird and even a little skeevie to talk about it! Designing has always been such a personal process for me, so it was easy to avoid talking about what I did [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Ayla Reí Mitchell
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I've always had a creative spirit and a need to express that. My mom taught me at a very young age that art is subjective and if I love what I make then that is all that matters. I make jewelry because it makes me happy and if I can make someone feel beautiful in one of my pieces then [READ MORE]
Sales Strategies for Shy People Stolen from Yoga
In a few weeks, I am heading to a Yoga Retreat in Italy...and I am beyond excited. Yoga has influenced my life in so many ways. In fact, it’s helped me in ways I never expected, even sales. You might be thinking: What do sales, being shy and yoga have in common?  If you are shy or the idea of being rejected terrifies you, lis [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Lisette Fee
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I find inspiration from the local people and wildlife in the places where she has lived. Humans have always had a strong bond with totem animals. In Eilisain Jewelry you have the chance to feel the spirit of animals that might otherwise remain unfamiliar. How did you get into jewelry [READ MORE]
How to Create a Clean and Simple Website that Sells
Over the past several years, our society has slowly but surely been replacing consumer culture with a welcomed minimalist movement. As consumers in this new movement, we want our personal style to reflect careful and thoughtful purchasing decisions. We see the value in how makers present themselves online. We like to know exactly wher [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Belinda Norrington
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. The simplest answer is that I serve my love of jewellery and my incurable curiosity about nature by exploring botanical and other natural forms in precious metals, using traditional silversmithing skills. It is creative play in its purest form, and I am building a business around that t [READ MORE]
Summer Sales Resource Roundup
Tis’ the season to ignite your sales initiatives for the Holiday season! Trade shows are winding down for Fall/Resort 2014 and stores are placing their wholesale orders now through September. Even if you don’t desire to wholesale your line, right now is the time to start planning your direct to consumer sales efforts for the seaso [READ MORE]