How do you reach your goals?

How do you reach your goals?

We recently updated an album on our Facebook Page – (the Network Retreat album) to show a broad look at retreat over the years. In response to a photo taken a few years ago, someone said: “and look where we are now……….” What a great statement!!!  And what great advice. Don’t forget your beginnings. It can be […]

Pricing your work

Pricing your work

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 […]

Backs, catches, closures, pin stems

Backs, catches, closures, pin stems

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 […]