Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017: A Photo Gallery

Santa Fe is a great location for a bead show (okay, any location is a good location!). A bunch of our lucky staff are at the show, enjoying all there is to see and do! Below is a photo gallery of some of our favorite sights and memories from the show. Check back often as […]

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Studio Notes: Logo Logic Now that you have a logo for your handmade jewelry business, how are you going to use it? Here are some of my suggestions, plus others I found online: A hallmark. Years ago, I created the hallmark stamp in the photo using Microsoft Paint, when I had a different name for […]

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If for your jewelry business you sell your jewelry from a brick-and-mortar store or from your home studio to friends and family, there’s only one kind of sales tax you need to worry about: the one that applies to the location where you live and work. Once you start to sell on the road or […]

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How To Make Metal Clay Headpins

Metal clay is such a versatile material to work with. You can make virtually anything, including really beautiful sculptural head pins you can use in earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Master of metal clay, Kate McKinnon shares a great, simple tutorial for metal clay head pins in her book Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques + Explorations. Take […]

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Bring National Craft Month into the Studio

March is National Craft Month! And I’m looking at it as a fantastic opportunity, not only to craft and create but also to get organized. I recently moved to a new, much larger home. For the first time, I’ll actually have space to store my jewelry-making supplies in a dedicated, easily accessible space. Of course, […]

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Business Saturday with Jewelry Designer Mysti Gulsrud Q: When did you know you were ready to sell at shops? A: I put on a couple of home shows. When I saw that people actually liked and bought my jewelry, I became confident that my jewelry was worthy of a price tag. Q: How did you […]

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Girlfriends, get ready! We’ve partnered with Kate Richbourg, the original #solderlikealady metalsmith, to celebrate girl power. We use sharp tools; we pound on metal; we play with fire! ‎And whether we do it wearing a cool apron, well-loved jeans, or pearls, we’re not afraid to get dirty and we’re not afraid of soldering. You might […]

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Join Betsy for Part II of her Q&A with Peter Lehndorff, a 30-year veteran design professional. Whether you design your own logo for your handmade jewelry business or have one made by a professional, here are more things to think about: Studio Notes: The Simple Approach Peter: The one mistake you don’t want to do […]

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