Business Saturday: An interview on the bridal jewelry business with Angela Olsgard Tiernan, owner of Angie Star Jewelry In 2002, Angela Olsgard Tiernan established Angie Star Jewelry, a Boulder, Colorado, boutique specializing in custom-designed jewelry. This includes bridal jewelry and special occasion pieces. The company creates a variety of wedding jewelry, from earrings, bracelets, and […]

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Business Saturday: Interview with Angela Olsgard Tiernan, owner of Angie Star Jewelry, a custom-jewelry boutique in Boulder, Colorado, on setting up jewelry displays. Q: How did you decide what kind of props would best complement your jewelry? A: Our jewelry is newly created but has the look and feel of something from an older time. The […]

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Business Saturday: An interview with Diana Ptaszynski, bead artist and founder of her handmade bead and handmade jewelry business, (formerly) Suburban Girl Studio and now Diana Ptaszynski LLC Q: How did you research the differences between an LLC (Limited Liability Company) versus a sole proprietorship or corporation? A: My business partner and husband, Colin Mellars, and I […]

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Business Saturday: An exclusive interview on how to be your own boss and run your own jewelry-making business with Anne Vaughan, jewelry designer and owner of Anne Vaughan Designs Original Jewelry. Q: Why did you choose to become self-employed and start a jewelry-making business? A: I wanted to have the opportunity to have more control of […]

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An interview with Toni McCarthy, jewelry artist, instructor, and founder of Beads & Threads handcrafted jewelry, shares her top tips for selling at outdoor shows. Q: How do you decide which shows you will do? A: I select only shows that are juried and that accept only artists who make their art by hand. I […]

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#BusinessSaturday: An interview with Anne Potter, jewelry artist and author of Global Style Jewelry. Q: When you set out to design jewelry, what factors do you consider as you are starting a new piece? A: I like to make wearable pieces that are beautiful and interesting, featuring new elements or new styles. And I like […]

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Business Saturday: on branding and packaging. An interview with Kristina Hahn Eleniak, jewelry artist and founder of Peacock & Lime Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry. Q: Tell us about the process you went through to develop your brand. A: Developing my brand is definitely a work in progress. It started with a focus around the peacock image–designed […]

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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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