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Manufacturing

#198 How to Protect Your Intellectual Property with a Manufacturer with Emma Gregory Boudah

By Tracy Matthews / April 23, 2019

Finally! The weather is warm and days are getting longer. A perfect time to look forward to GROWTH in your business. Springtime is all about new possibilities, right? Time to get your spring hustle on! As designers and…

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#188 How To Protect Yourself From Health Hazards In Your Jewelry Studio

By Tracy Matthews / February 12, 2019

Is your studio healthy or hazardous? Here’s how to create the jewelry you love while keeping your health in check.   Yep, I get it! You LOVE making jewelry.   But did you know this creative career could…

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responsible jewelry suppliers

Why Responsible Jewelry Suppliers are Important Now More Than Ever

By Tracy Matthews / October 30, 2018

As your business grows and you start to outsource production, make sure you’re working with responsible jewelry suppliers.   The quality of vendors you partner with goes beyond just materials or aesthetic. It’s vitally important to remember, you’re…

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partnering with a wholesale jewelry supplier

Questions to Ask Yourself When Partnering with a Wholesale Jewelry Supplier

By Tracy Matthews / June 7, 2018

If you’re considering partnering with a wholesale jewelry supplier, there are some things you need to know.   Maybe you’re wondering what a wholesale jewelry supplier even is or why you’d need one.   When you start a…

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Too Much Jewelry Inventory? Try These 14 Reduction Strategies for Every Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / March 7, 2018

Inventory collecting dust on the shelves is like cash in the bank!   Are you a victim of bright shiny object syndrome? Do you buy loads of materials that inspire you without really thinking about how you are…

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Sourcing Secrets to Save Your Sanity (and Some Serious Time)

#79 Sourcing Secrets to Save Your Sanity (and Some Serious Time)

By Tracy Matthews / February 7, 2017

Every new (or even seasoned) designer can struggle with being able to locate the perfect clasp or chain or gemstone (for the right price). At times it might seem that there are too many options but other times…

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#38 Easy Sourcing Strategies for Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / April 26, 2016

Sourcing, Sourcing Sourcing…it’s a thorn in our side as designers and jewelry makers. I know many of YOU get seriously overwhelmed by sourcing. I’ll be honest: I even got anxiety when planning this podcast! (I’m searching for some…

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How to Get Your Jewelry Manufactured By Hiring a Contractor for Production

By Sharon Kwon / December 16, 2014

Happy Tuesday… I’m sure you are all scrambling to finish up last-minute holiday orders just like I am. In fact, I received a RUSH wedding band order Friday night that needs to ship next week! Thank goodness I…

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3 Success Strategies You Need to Survive in the New Economy of Wholesale

By Sharon Kwon / November 11, 2014

Mastering your wholesale jewelry business is an art! Surviving in the new economy of wholesale can feel like a sink or swim business…and in fact it kind of is! Grabbing the attention of retail buyers is one thing–getting…

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Secrets to Effortless Sourcing For Your Jewelry Business

By Tracy Matthews / May 13, 2014

Today, you are in luck! I am thrilled to be talking with Matthew Burnett today! Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Maker’s Row, an online marketplace for American manufacturers. In this video you are going to learn:…

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