Pricing is a struggle for so many artists. Am I charging enough? Am I covering my costs? How do I set wholesale prices? There are tons of different ways to calculate prices. And lots of debate over which one is ‘best’. We’ve spoken to hundreds of jewelers – professional, hobby, retail locations, studio jewelers, etc [...]
I don’t get a lot of bench time at this point in my life due to many factors and so it can be frustrating sometimes when I DO get bench time and then am ‘stuck’ – not knowing what to make, feeling sort of uninspired. Sometimes after a hiatus I tear right into a good [...]
I ran across this cool little item a while back and put it on my Amazon wishlist. When I needed to order a few things the other day, I popped this little cutey into my cart. I love a tool that does double duty and this little Xyron sticker maker has such potential, it was [...]
Websites, online shops, blogs, pinterest – we all love looking at the eye candy that can be found online. So often I wish I could pick up a piece and turn it over to examine the back – especially on a brooch or pin. Right?!? What kind of catch was made? What is the pinstem [...]
The TENTH annual Jewelry Artists Network Retreat is officially scheduled! For more information, please see the following links: Retreat basics 2014 Information 2014 Interest Form You can see photos from some past years here, here, and here .
If you enjoy etching but have trouble with resists coming off (and who hasn’t been there – right?) Markers and paint pens and stickers – dissolving, peeling, and flaking – oh my! It’s enough to bring a metalsmith to their knees ! Well, the wonderful Dana Evans gave some GREAT instructions in her article in [...]