The Blog

How One Jewelry Designer Sells Out of Her Collections In Less Than An Hour

July 22, 2020

I’d like to introduce you to one of our superstar jewelry designers, Alex Camacho of Acid Queen Jewelry in Idlewild, CA. Alex specializes in making one-of-a-kind jewelry collections that go…

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This Successful Designer Revamped Her Systems, Said Goodbye To Overwhelm, and Hello To An Extra $18K/Month

July 22, 2020

Meet Jennifer Dawes of Jennifer Dawes Designs. Jennifer creates sustainable, ethically-sourced fine jewelry in rural Sonoma County, California. Jennifer has been designing jewelry for 20 years and her business has…

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Message About #BlackOutTuesday

June 2, 2020
#BlackOutTuesday

At Flourish & Thrive Academy, we were founded on the mantra of #CommunityandCollaborationOverCompetition. From the beginning, we’ve been here to support diversity in the jewelry community and businesses of all…

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Financial Aid and Business Resources for Makers, Designers, and Artists During the Coronavirus and Covid-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020

Everyone in our community has been asking, “What can I do for my small business during the Coronavirus pandemic?” I get it, we’re in totally uncharted territory right now. The…

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8 Simple Ways to Sell More Jewelry During the Holidays (and After!)

December 5, 2019

A few years ago, I got an inquiry on my website from a guy who wanted to buy a piece of jewelry for his wife. She loved sapphires and platinum…

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How This Unstoppable Designer Keeps Her Business Thriving, Even In Tragedy

October 4, 2019

Today, I’m going to share the story of a resilient designer who transformed her business in just one year and kept her business growing during grief. I’ve made it my…

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One Designer who Took Her Jewelry From a Healing Hobby to a Fulfilling Business

August 29, 2019

There’s nothing better than a jewelry designer who not only loves what they do but makes their work extra special by creating meaningful pieces.  That’s why I can’t wait to…

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How This Jewelry Designer Transformed a Pricey Hobby Into A Thriving Business

August 23, 2019

Today we’re going to talk about a remarkable woman who started with a struggling business… But with hard work, determination, and tons of support from a community of talented individuals…

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From The Dining Room Table To A Personal Studio: How to Quadruple Your Jewelry Business In Just One Year

August 8, 2019

Today I wanted to share how a high school English teacher transformed into the Creative Visionary of her own jewelry-making business.  I’m sharing Melissa’s story because not only is it…

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Is Your Website Helping or Hurting You?

July 18, 2019

Everyone is crazy about traffic… At least, the kind that happens online. Countless designers have approached me lamenting their lack of website traffic and online sales.  And who can blame…

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