Archive for June 2015

5 Ways to Hustle During the Dog Days of Summer

I love a good celebration! How about you? Last weekend, I was in California to celebrate my sister’s upcoming wedding and a few family b’day parties. Plus, it really felt like summertime was in full-swing because we spent a lot of time at the beach. Hopefully, you love a good celebration because Robin & I…

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Designer Spotlight: Alexis Garrett

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I design and make accessories that are effortless to wear and that tell a story. Each piece has meaning, whether it is a gift that was given or an occasion of celebration, our jewelry and accessories accent the personality and style of the…

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How to Keep Educating Yourself When You Have ZERO Time

Since my first business failed, I’ve been super dedicated to continually educating myself. I realized being stuck in old ways of thinking was a HUGE problem that contributed to my downward spiral. That’s why, at the end of last year, I made a HUGE business commitment to myself! I joined a mastermind of entrepreneurs because…

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Designer Spotlight: Lauren Shoff

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I created L. SHOFF for the fore-thinkers and the responsibly minded. Using age-old techniques and quality processes, every piece is handmade using reclaimed metals. How did you get into jewelry design? I originally studied Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute…

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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…

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Designer Spotight: Alison Young

A brief story of what you do and why you do it: I would probably describe my work as contemporary silver jewellery, although it often incorporates copper, gemstones and natural materials such as petrified wood, sea bamboo and black coral. My most recent collection uses ceramic beads in earthy colours made from local clay.I enjoy…

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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…

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