Designer Spotlight: Cindy Liebel
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design and create metal jewelry using traditional metalsmith techniques; transforming a plain sheet of metal into something beautiful and useful is quite rewarding. I do it because it's therapeutic and satisfies my urge to want to create and understand the process of manipulating meta [READ MORE]
Collection Development Timelines for Jewelry Designers
During the busy Holiday season, it is JUST incredible how quickly time flies. Wouldn’t you agree? Before you know it, it’s time to develop your spring collection! December was always an insanely busy month for TMD: we were loaded with holiday sales, prepping for the January ENK Accessorie Circuit tradeshow and scrambling at the [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Robyn Kearns
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I believe in the power of gratitude and giving. I continuously donate a percentage of my sales to my local humane society and I am a volunteer rescue worker. I drive pets to their new homes through very wonderful rescue groups. I love creating for the benefit of animals. I love to hea [READ MORE]
3 Success Strategies You Need to Survive in the New Economy of Wholesale
Mastering your wholesale jewelry business is an art! Surviving in the new economy of wholesale can feel like a sink or swim business...and in fact it kind of is! Grabbing the attention of retail buyers is one thing--getting them to buy is another. Retail buyers are extremely busy, so it’s up to you to make their job a lot easi [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Tricia Bertrand
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: Jewels by Trish is a Handcrafted Jewelry, Artisan jewelry boutique specializing in gemstone, fleur de lis, crystal, pearl, flower, & children’s jewels. I have always loved working with my hands. I find it hard to sit still. Even when watching a movie or relaxing on the couch, I lo [READ MORE]
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest In a Trade Show
It’s an age old question: Are trade shows really worth the investment? I LOVE tradeshows! In fact, back in the day, my friends and I called ourselves “trade show carnies” because we had experienced, seen, and witnessed everything! Times have changed and in this NEW Economy of wholesale, the purpose of doing trade shows has [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Ladan Sajadi
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: All my life I love to handcraft from painting a portrait to crochet, folk painting on walls or anything that I can do using my imagination. About five years ago I started to make jewelry by beading and wire-wrapping and I really enjoy every minute I am spending on that and three years a [READ MORE]
5 Organization & Productivity Tools for Jewelry Designer Who Procrastinate
Over the weekend, I did it again! I got completely overwhelmed, bagged my writing and designing list and cleaned out my closets instead!  I’m not kidding… While my closets did need a little work, I had some time sensitive topics I needed to write about and I blew them off completely. It’s now Tuesday morning and I am super s [READ MORE]