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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 l [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Sarah Russ
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I'm drawn to metalworking in simple and family inspired designs. HOW DID YOU GET INTO JEWELRY DESIGN? In April of 2006, I was struggling to find gifts for mother's day, I walked the aisles of the craft store until I found myself in the beads section...love at first sight! Over th [READ MORE]
Last Minute Collection Development Tips for Maximum Holiday Sales
When I had my wholesale business, July was always a stressful month for a few reasons. We had a dip in cash flow because July is typically the slowest month of the year AND we were always scrambling to finish our Fall/Holiday Collections at the last minute. Following traditional wholesale markets and media calendars, right NOW is th [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Amy Jennings
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I currently make wooden, electroformed copper and hybrid (wood & electroformed copper) rings. For most of my twenties I struggled to realise what I wanted to do with my life but I did know that I didn’t want to spend 5 days a week wearing uncomfortable clothes and staring at a c [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Amy Kanka Valadarsky
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT People would say I create jewelry pieces, I want to think I can make dreams come true. There is nothing like watching the delight of a customer putting on my 'walk on the beach' ring on her finger for the first time and telling me it so much more beautiful than in the picture. Or seei [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Deborah Ross
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I started making memory jewelry after my grandmother’s funeral I received a memory bracelet from her funeral flowers and knew I could do a better job. I played with materials, processes and techniques until I developed what I think is one of the best products out there. I continue maki [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Susan L. Goldstein
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT In June of 2009 my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  I decided to make bracelets and give them to the women in my mother's life who wanted to honor and support her during her 3 1/2 month battle. I realized that cancer doesn't affect just the patient, cancer affects everyo [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Sasha Bravo
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT Aside from the creation process, at the end of the day, what brings me joy is to see the client smile, knowing they can enjoy a beautiful & meaningful piece of jewelry for many years to come. HOW DID YOU GET INTO JEWELRY DESIGN? “The creation of a jewel begins in the rough.. [READ MORE]

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