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Archive for March 2013

Designer Spotlight: Tim Andrew & Giselle Duval

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. Giselle and Tim mysteriously transform simple steel into magical mini masterpieces by combining traditional metalworking techniques with a contemporary eye, while looking to mankind’s oldest inspirations of Nature and Love. How did you get into jewelry design? The story begins when Tim placed…

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Why 20% can make all the difference in business.

In sales there is something called the 80/20 rule. It’s when 80% of your sales come from just 20% of your customer base. Every client is important, but you will always have about 20 percent of your client base that drives approximately 80 percent of your revenue. The companies I’ve worked for – large and…

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Designer Spotlight: Lori Cohn

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I create contemporary charm jewelry with meaning, focusing on wrap bracelets made with hand painted silk ribbon, leather, and traditional Japanese kimono cloth cord. The drive behind why I do what I do is to share my experience, hope, and strength with other…

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Designer Spotlight: Renee Troy

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. As a professional calligrapher for 35+ years, it led me on many creative paths due to my passion for the arts. I love creating, learning new techniques in different areas of art and then creating my own style from what I’ve experienced. My…

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Tricks To Keep You Motivated & Inspired!

I have a confession to make… I’m a list maker. I write lists for everything! From what I need to buy when I go to the grocery store, to what I need to do if I am getting ready to go on a trip to what I need to pack for that trip to ……

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Designer Spotlight: Dina Rudman

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I love helping others look their best by giving them the tools to do it: teaching them how to wear the right colors, editing their wardrobes and polishing their styles. I design custom jewelry that is tailored to different aspects that make each…

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Designer Spotlight: Diane Perry

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. I have been crafting jewelry for 5 years, but I have been an artist and crafter for many, many years. I am self-taught and always looking to learn new techniques and materials. Simple, non-fussy lines and materials inspire me. The materials I work…

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