How to Hire a Manufacturer or a Contractor for Jewelry Production
Happy Tuesday… I’m sure you are all scrambling to finish up last-minute holiday orders just like I am. In fact, I received a RUSH wedding band order Friday night that needs to ship next week! Thank goodness I contract out my work or else there would be NO way that I could fulfill this order. At a certain point, doing it ALL [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Lauren Rowden
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: All designs are my own and each piece is completely handmade from start to finish by me – I love the traditional approach to jewellery design. I aspire to be a fine jeweller, but while I'm still getting to grips with those ropes, I am busy putting contemporary twists on classic design [READ MORE]
The Essentials to Designing a Better Line Sheet that Buyers Notice
Selling your designs via wholesale is the best ways to grow your brand and gain more exposure. However, without a good line sheet, you’ll likely not make it very far. Your line sheet is your MOST powerful selling tool and one of the “first touches” a buyer may have of your collection. Therefore, you definitely want to make su [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Amanda Lockrow
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I love the challenge of working with a piece of hard metal to create a piece of jewelry that is wearable and beautiful at the same time. I know that there is always more to learn and that keeps my creative passion going so I am always working on new designs. Nothing has ever challenged an [READ MORE]
The 4 R’s: Review, Revise, Refocus and Reward
Can you believe we are already DEEP into Holiday Selling Season? I know! Tracy & I can’t believe it either! Before any of us know it, January will be here and we’ll be off to a fresh start on an awesome 2015. While it’s important to stay present at this time of the year, focus on sales, and attracting DREAM clients, do [READ MORE]
The Importance of Celebrating Your Customers
Robin & I just love celebrating YOU, our loyal community of designers! Here in United States, one of our favorite national holidays is Thanksgiving! We in the jewelry industry knows exactly what that means: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! We love this holiday because it's an opportunity to show gratef [READ MORE]
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]