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Fast Track Marketing Success with The Arts Business Institute

Fast Start Marketing Success for Your Jewelry-Making Business

Many of us start on our beading path with only the pleasure of beading and making things for ourselves in mind. Usually, along the way, someone wants to buy one of our pieces. Maybe you hadn’t considered selling your handmade art. Maybe you wouldn’t consider parting with one of your designs. But just maybe, this…

Why Every Jewelry Business Needs a Website

Even if you already have an Etsy, Artfire, or other online shop set up for your jewelry business, having an online presence in the form of a professional website can go a long way to not only boosting your image and business identity, but also increase your reach to customers and sales! Whether you sell…

Color Course

You Could Use a Little Color

During a recent retreat, I came to the conclusion that I had too few earthy colors, and that I needed some additional beads to use the materials I’ve been using. My recent beadwork has involved a lot of natural materials like stones, shells, and wood. In line with this, I placed a bead order that…

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Get to Know Featured Instructor Beth Katz Stone

From Jennifer: I can always tell when I’ve hit on a good beaded jewelry design, because I find that I can create three or four completely new ideas from my original starting point. It’s a fun way to stretch my creative “muscles”, and I get a bunch of new beading designs to boot! Bead artist…

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Mass-Producing Jewelry

A lot of the people who submit their designs to Jewelry Stringing also sell their jewelry. When we get new pieces into the office to photograph them, I often wonder if the designer sells that particular piece in large quantities, or if it’s a one-of-a kind design. A lot of what we accept for the…

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Learn How to Package your Jewelry for a Professional Look

If you sell your jewelry on Etsy, in boutiques, or at craft fairs, having a polished presentation really does make a difference in conveying a professional image to your customer. Take the following product packages for instance. What stands out to you the most? Is it the simplistic nature of the honey jars or canisters…

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Stitch Pro: What is PRAW?

I’ll admit, we editors over here at Beadwork magazine are a little snooty about our words, and there's a good reason why: There are folks out there constantly claiming to have invented new stitches…or trying to rename the stitches that have perfectly good names. (Yes, maybe there's something that SEEMS like a new stitch, but…

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Melinda's Top 10 Lessons Learned from Beads

Top 10 Lessons Learned from Beads In each issue of Beadwork we introduce our contributors in a fun way by asking them to answer a bead-related question, then we feature their answers in our Contributors department. With questions such as "Do you actually wear the jewelry you make?" and "How do you REALLY feel about…

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Metalworking in my Kitchen?

When it comes to jewelry making, barring a few meager attempts at peyote-stitched bracelets, I am truly a stringer at heart. I can string beads, knot cords, and crank out wrapped loops like nobody’s business.  But, honestly, I’d like to think of myself as a bit of a mixed-media maven! My passions lie in using…