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Archive for May 2014

Designer Spotlight: Ria Rees

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I’ve had a long-lived passion for the written word, in fact as a teenager I aspired to be a published author. The novel is still in the works, but at the moment I indulge my passion by crafting personalized jewellery with messages of…

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Designer Spotlight: Johanna Wood

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. It’s a compulsion?  I just feel like this is what I should be doing and I can’t/don’t want to stop  HOW DID YOU GET INTO JEWELRY DESIGN? When I was 12 or 13, I realized that I wanted things to wear that I couldn’t…

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Happy Birthday to Tracy!

Yep, it’s true..today is my birthday (yikes & yay)!! It’s a tradition for me to take the day off from work….and to sing Karaoke on my birthday. So I’ll be spending the day recharging, getting my nails done, looking for some new home decor and going to my fave Karaoke place tonight to sing my…

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14 Inventory Reduction Strategies for Jewelry Businesses

Are you a victim of bright shiny object syndrome? Do you Buy loads of materials that inspire you without really thinking about how you are going to create, sell, and market the finished good? Holding on to inventory without a solid inventory reduction strategy can be detrimental to your jewelry business. If you are anything…

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Designer Spotlight: Pam Millershaski

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. Using dominoes and scrabble tiles, I create unique and glamorous necklace, bracelets, and earrings. I believe women should feel amazing in jewelry that is as individualistic as they are! My jewelry doesn’t scream “dominoes and scrabble tiles.” The wearer can share that tidbit…

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Secrets to Effortless Sourcing For Your Jewelry Business

Today, you are in luck! I am thrilled to be talking with Matthew Burnett today! Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Maker’s Row, an online marketplace for American manufacturers. In this video you are going to learn: Why communication is key when it comes to sourcing. The benefits of sourcing locally. Why faster sourcing…

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Designer Spotlight: Heather Jean

A brief story of what you do and why you do it. HOW DID YOU GET INTO JEWELRY DESIGN? In late 2009, I had what was supposed to be a quick and relatively easy knee surgery.  I should have been back up on my feet in 6 weeks, but instead I was in agony, barely able…

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Designer Spotlight: Katy Mims

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design everyday elegance. I love mixing the softness of freshwater pearls with the edge of oxidized metals. I am a self taught jewelry designer with a focus on wire wrapping and light metal fabrication. I design jewelry because my soul makes me.…

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