Is anything as inspirational as stars in the heavens? For eons, humans have found art in what they see in the night skies. And jewelry artist Roger Halas has long turned the stars and outer space into amazing designs and pieces. He’s also a science fiction buff (and writer) which lends a special slant to […]

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Craft shows and jewelry trade shows offer great ways to gain exposure and network with fellow makers, but sometimes your core customers are hanging out somewhere else — at a rock festival or microbrewery, for example. In Net Profits: 3 Jewelry Artists Killing It — Pt I, we share how Allison Cimono of RockLove is killing […]

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(Psst! Don’t miss the free course offer down below!) Without jewelry-making classes, many of the projects and techniques available can be intimidating at first sight, especially if you are starting a new technique or even if you are attempting a project more advanced than you would usually try. Certainly, some of the projects in the […]

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The Quest for Enlightenment and Exotic Beads Takes Entrepreneur on Lifelong Global Adventure Sally Roesler’s obsession with the treasures of faraway places began in the fifth grade when her history teacher explained how the Dutch purchased what is now Manhattan Island from the Native Americans, in part, with a box of beads. Now owner of […]

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I don’t share my personal metalsmithing work on social media much, but I seem certain to share if I hammer my thumb, lose a gemstone in the mess of my bench, or nearly catch something on fire. I wonder why that is? Is it simply humility that makes us share our metalsmithing mishaps more than […]

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Craft shows and jewelry trade shows offer great ways to gain exposure and network with fellow makers, but sometimes your core customers are hanging out somewhere else – at a rock festival or microbrewery, for example. “Some of the best marketing strategies have nothing to do with jewelry trade shows or sales reps,” says Hilary […]

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