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Welcome to Thrive By Design with Tracy Matthews
We are so excited to be launching our podcast! We just know this is going to be the beginning of something great! We will be bringing in the best in the biz - famous designers, sales reps, retail buyers, business experts - to help show you how to build a successful jewelry brand. Click here to download the show notes [READ MORE]
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REJECTION: How to Use it For Your Benefit
A common fear amongst jewelry designers and makers is the fear of rejection! Can you relate? Your art and design is a very personal thing and it’s easy to take “no” personally because you feel it in the depths of your soul. There is a great saying that I just love: “Life’s Rejection is God’s Protection” Now whe [READ MORE]
Happy Birthday to Robin!
It’s Robin’s B’day today and it’s a BIG b’day for her… For those of you who know my gal, Robin, you KNOW that she is one of the most generous people you will ever meet. The woman loves to give… I think the word “giver” came from her… seriously! For those of you who have been graced by her generosity, you know [READ MORE]
Happy Birthday to Tracy!
Yes, it’s true...today is my birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate! I love my birthday because I love celebrating! Every year, I take the day off, do something that lights me up and sing karaoke (one of my all time favorite things to do)! I also love birthdays because I love to give gifts! So today we have THREE gifts fo [READ MORE]
Are you struggling to finish your collection on time? You’re not alone!
Back in the day, when I was traveling to trade shows and needed a full sample line of jewelry to display, I was the worst. Late into the night before my early morning flight, I would be awake finishing up lines sheets, tagging and pricing pieces… ALL because the collection was completed only a few days before. It was stressful! [READ MORE]
6 Jewelry Designers Reveal the Secret to Rapid Success
Do YOUR loved ones think you are CRAZY that you desire to follow your DREAM of becoming a successful jewelry designer? OR maybe your friends and family give you loads of encouragement but they have awful advice and just can’t relate to YOUR STRUGGLES?? A LACK of support for your jewelry business DREAMS can feel like: T [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Angeli Yara
A brief story of what you do and why you do it: When I was a child I enjoyed making things with my hands. I studied social communication and journalism. I was spending most of my time creating jewellery for my family and friends, so one day I decided to give it a go. I learned jewellery making and design as part of my artistic develo [READ MORE]

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