Archive for October 2012

Why I’m Done with Consignment

Author: Megan Eckman When 2013 rolls around, I’ll be pulling out of every consignment shop (save one – but more on that later). You probably think I’ve lost my mind but there are 5 BIG reasons why I’m moving on to wholesale to play BIG in 2013. Wholesale shops pay you up front. What?! You…

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Why I’m Done with Consignment

Author: Megan Eckman When 2013 rolls around, I’ll be pulling out of every consignment shop (save one – but more on that later). You probably think I’ve lost my mind but there are 5 BIG reasons why I’m moving on to wholesale to play BIG in 2013. Wholesale shops pay you up front. What?! You…

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Designer Spotlight: Rita Sunderland

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I married an artist and that has allowed me great freedom. It has also changed how I look at creating works of art. I start with a stone that inspires me, it’s color, shape, symbol or even magical properties. I have learned to…

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When Does Drawing Inspiration Go Too Far?

Author: Tracy Matthews The other day, my friend, Melissa, and I were having a conversation. Not only is she a famous jewelry designer, but a long time friend and now one of my yoga students (triple bonus). She is stoked about what we are doing over here at F&TA to help jewelry designers develop their…

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You’re Invited to a Free Branding Call with Laura Garnett

Due to the overwhelming response, we are having a FREE call with Laura Garnett the Business Matchmaker. Laura is a branding expert who is a master at helping entrepreneurs uncover their Zone of Genius! WHAT Genius Brand Barrier #1 – This is a free live Q&A call with Laura Garnett, the Business Matchmaker, who will help you learn…

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You’re Invited to a Free Branding Call with Laura Garnett

Due to the overwhelming response, we are having a FREE call with Laura Garnett the Business Matchmaker. Laura is a branding expert who is a master at helping entrepreneurs uncover their Zone of Genius! WHAT Genius Brand Barrier #1 – This is a free live Q&A call with Laura Garnett, the Business Matchmaker, who will help you learn…

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3 Quick Tips to Help Prep for the Holidays

Guest Author: Meagan Visser You know the holidays are the busiest shopping season of the year, but did you know that the most money exchanged for goods occurs between November 1st and December 26th? Did you know that holiday spending increased 15% from 2010 to 2011 and is expected to increase even more for the…

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Designer Spotlight: Jeanette Walker

How did you get into jewelry design? I fell into making jewelry on a whim. I was working as a bartender in my early 20’s and I needed to make a Halloween costume for serving at an event. I decided to dress up as an alien, I painted my face and hair green and sculpted…

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Designer Spotlight: Christine Thatcher

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I’ve always been artistic, as a young child, drawing horses over and over until I got it just right. Out of high school, it was a natural progression for me to study graphic design in college. I’ve been a graphic designer since age…

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