The Pros and Cons of Working with a Blogger
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danielle Miele of for our new podcast that we’ll be launching October 20th! We had an awesome conversation that I am really excited to share with you in the coming weeks. One of the things we spoke about was how, “traditionally,” the jewelry industry is slow t [READ MORE]
Jewelry Photography Tips for Designers on a Budget
Excellent photography of your jewelry is vital to your brand’s success. If your photography is subpar and you aren’t getting the sales you want for your business, online or off, the first thing you should turn to are your photos. Crappy photos can arguably be the ONE thing holding you back from editors, buyers and customers ta [READ MORE]
How to Stay “Top of Mind” to Editors (and Bloggers)
Woot, I am super excited because I am interviewing some awesome people today for our Thrive by Design podcast that’s launching this Fall! One of those people is Danielle Miele of Gem Gossip! She is absolutely one of my favorite jewelry bloggers and totes adorable..isn’t she? Last week, on a call for our Diamond Insiders C [READ MORE]
How to Move Beyond the Fear of Not Feeling Ready
Procrastination, perfectionism and lack of confidence can be detrimental... especially if YOU are trying to get your jewelry designs out into the world. Have you ever felt like your collection wasn’t "complete" or "ready" enough to call stores or that your designs weren’t good enough to start selling? Have you ever felt tha [READ MORE]
My Favorite Business Books: Back to School Inspiration
We can’t believe it’s back to school time... As summer winds down, I always get the itch in September to learn something new or start something special in my business. Because September is the month to get back to school (or business)! We wanted to share some of our favorite ways for designers to “get back to school” [READ MORE]
Selling Tips For Designers Who Struggle With Sales
I’m a rare bird...I actually like sales. And of course, Robin does too! But I wasn’t always this way. I used to tremble before picking up the phone to make a call. I’d have butterflies in my stomach before a meeting with a store or a client (and quite honestly, I might have been a little sweaty too). I was terrified to put [READ MORE]
Summer PR Resources
Last week, we mentioned that we are taking a few weeks off of blogging so that our team can take a little break. We all need a break at times... However, we will be sending you some inspiration and great reading/listening while we are away + we wanted to give you some resources to help make your business a little easier. Our Foc [READ MORE]
The Importance of Replenishing Yourself for All of Your Hard Work
Do you ever feel burnt out or lack creative ideas? Do you find that you are working into the wee hours of the night yet you don’t seem to be creating much progress or traction? Yep, if you are anything like me, you’re probably raising your hand right now! The root of the problem might be something that’s not even on your r [READ MORE]

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