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Jewelry Business #1: Creating Your Logo

I would like to create my own logo for my jewelry business. My question is, what do you use? Did you use templates, hire someone to create it, or made it yourself? I’d love to have my logos on the velvet bags, tags, earring cards, etc. Does...

Gotta Spend Money to Make Money

I’ve been making jewelry for 11 years now and have had my own website for about 5. When I first started out there really wasn’t any way to market your jewelry on Facebook or any of the other social media sites. It was all word of mouth. So I...

Musings of a creative mind #11: This entry was prompted by your nice comments. :)

Being driven to express myself through my work is both a blessing and a curse, and thank you all for enjoying what I make! Would you believe that I am my own worst critic? I am a horrible perfectionist, and some of what I make really doesn’t...

Musings of a creative mind #7: scammers..

So up until this point, I’ve never had a claim filed with PayPal or even a dispute. I’ve had nothing but issues with this one lady who wanted an order from me, but it turns out wasn’t willing to wait for the muse to ‘speak.’ She was pestering me...

My Jewelry Making Journey

I was laid off from my job that was going out of business. My sister suggested I take a jewelry making class with her. I was hesitant but thought it would fill some time while I continued to look for a job. Needless to say the class was...

Craft Fairs: Do's and Don'ts #2: Tables Clothes

After we have your table and the ever important risers, we need to cover them. There arises the next problem, what color do you choose? Should I use green or blue or yellow, maybe brown? Have you taken a stroll down to the mall and window...

Jewelers.Community Interview: Brandswife Creations

This interview with Brandswife Creations is from May 2015. 1. Tell us a little about yourself I am a mum of three grown up children and one grandchild, with another due any time now. I work full time for the NHS as an administrator. I spend...

Sacred Journey Bracelet

The other day I was facilitating a workshop with teen girls and as our “work while we chat” activity was to make a special bracelet. I went prepared to take photos through the entire process but forgot so there are no photos … but I thought I’d...

Joanne's Jewels

Hi fellow jewelry makers. I want to let you know some information about me and the kind of jewelry I make. My name is Joanne Messier, and I have systemic lupus, and RA, which caused my fingers and hands to hurt , and swell with inflammation...

Jewelers.Community Interview: Kimberly Newman

This interview, with Kimberly Newman, is from October, 2015   1. Tell us a little about yourself Hello fellow beaders! My name is Kimberly Newman AKA “The Bead Lady” in my small town ( at least when I go to Wal-Mart) hehehe. I have been...