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Archive for November 2014

The Importance of Celebrating Your Customers

Robin & I just love celebrating YOU, our loyal community of designers! Here in United States, one of our favorite national holidays is Thanksgiving! We in the jewelry industry knows exactly what that means: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! We love this holiday because it’s an opportunity to show grateful we are…

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Designer Spotlight: Cindy Liebel

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design and create metal jewelry using traditional metalsmith techniques; transforming a plain sheet of metal into something beautiful and useful is quite rewarding. I do it because it’s therapeutic and satisfies my urge to want to create and understand the process of…

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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 last…

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Designer Spotlight: Robyn Kearns

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I believe in the power of gratitude and giving. I continuously donate a percentage of my sales to my local humane society and I am a volunteer rescue worker. I drive pets to their new homes through very wonderful rescue groups. I love…

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest In a Trade Show

It’s an age old question: Are trade shows really worth the investment? I LOVE tradeshows! In fact, back in the day, my friends and I called ourselves “trade show carnies” because we had experienced, seen, and witnessed everything! Times have changed and in this NEW Economy of wholesale, the purpose of doing trade shows has…

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