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#40: The Biggest Pricing Mistakes That Cost You Big Time

Let’s go back to school today… Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten feedback that your jewelry is priced too high or too low. Raise your hand if you aren’t making enough sales because of price resistance that you don’t know about… …Seriously, get your hand up. Because I can pretty much guarantee that if…

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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: Sarah Russ

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I’m drawn to metalworking in simple and family inspired designs. HOW DID YOU GET INTO JEWELRY DESIGN? In April of 2006, I was struggling to find gifts for mother’s day, I walked the aisles of the craft store until I found myself in…

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Jennings

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I currently make wooden, electroformed copper and hybrid (wood & electroformed copper) rings. For most of my twenties I struggled to realise what I wanted to do with my life but I did know that I didn’t want to spend 5 days a…

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Kanka Valadarsky

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT People would say I create jewelry pieces, I want to think I can make dreams come true. There is nothing like watching the delight of a customer putting on my ‘walk on the beach’ ring on her finger for the first time and…

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Designer Spotlight: Deborah Ross

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I started making memory jewelry after my grandmother’s funeral I received a memory bracelet from her funeral flowers and knew I could do a better job. I played with materials, processes and techniques until I developed what I think is one of the…

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Designer Spotlight: Susan L. Goldstein

A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT In June of 2009 my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  I decided to make bracelets and give them to the women in my mother’s life who wanted to honor and support her during her 3 1/2 month battle. I realized that cancer…

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