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The Most Exciting Spring 2019 Jewelry Trends

By Tracy Matthews / October 19, 2018

If you’re designing a new collection, you gotta know about the Spring 2019 jewelry trends!   The overarching trend is the 80’s are back in full force, m’dear! It’s true, fashion is cyclical.   I’m so glad because…

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How to Create an Unforgettable Jewelry Brand and Get Customers for Life

#75 How to Create an Unforgettable Jewelry Brand (and Get Customers for Life)

By Tracy Matthews / January 10, 2017

Think of your favorite musician. The one you’ve listened to a million times, whose songs you belt out in the shower, the car, and the subway. (Oops! Yes, there were totally other people there.) For me this is…

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The Biggest Pricing Mistakes That Cost You Big Time

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

By Tracy Matthews / May 10, 2016

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…

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#9: The 3 Key Components to Creating Jewelry Collections That Sell

By Tracy Matthews / November 17, 2015

Today, we’ll be talking about something that I am so passionate about: collection design! While jewelry making is an art we all know and love, it can be good to check in with our creative selves every once…

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Collection Development Timelines for Jewelry Designers

By Sharon Kwon / November 18, 2014

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…

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Designer Spotlight: Sarah Russ

By Tracy Matthews / August 1, 2014

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…

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Last Minute Collection Development Tips for Maximum Holiday Sales

By Tracy Matthews / July 29, 2014

When I had my wholesale business, July was always a stressful month for a few reasons. We had a dip in cash flow because July is typically the slowest month of the year AND we were always scrambling…

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Jennings

By Tracy Matthews / July 25, 2014

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…

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Kanka Valadarsky

By Tracy Matthews / July 18, 2014

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…

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Designer Spotlight: Deborah Ross

By Tracy Matthews / July 11, 2014

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.…

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