Archive for August, 2008

Our Book Signing at BMAC — a Family Affair
Posted on August 25, 2008
We spent 3 days at the Buyer's Market of American Craft signing books and talking about the American Jewelry Design Council ... and it was a family affair as our 11 yr.old daughter Remy helped "man" the booth and she even gave a few autographs, too. For anyone paying close attention -- no she isn't that tall, she's standing on a stool! ... Read More
Niche Top Retailers of the Year Award
Posted on August 24, 2008
At the Buyer's Market Show we were pleased to see our friend, Ellen Hertz owner of Max's in St. Louis Park, MN, be named one of the Top Retailers of American Craft. We whooped pretty loud when her name was called -- isn't that what friends are for? We were also glad to see two of our other favorites galleries on the list, too. Laughing Dog Gallery in Vero Beach, FL and the fabulous Don Muller Gallery of Northampton, MA. "Whoo hoo" for you, two, too! Here's Ellen, on right, receiving her award from BMAC owner, Wendy Rosen. Many of the honorees are great sellers of designer jewelry -- check them out on line and maybe add them to your prospect list. Galleries make great clients. 2008 Top Retailer Awards WINNERS LIST       Retailer of the... Read More
Buyer’s Market of American Craft – Accessories Circuit et al. Summer Shows Were Good for Some, Lukewarm for Others
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August is certainly busy for jewelry designers -- if you wanted to touch all bases you'd start the month with the JA NY Show where retail jewelers shop for merch, and then on to the Buyer's Market of American Craft show in Philadelphia to catch the gallery owners. At the same time someone from your team (your clone?) would have had to set up your booth at the Accessories Circuit in NYC to catch the last market of the year for boutique owners. And then you get a week off until the NY Gift Show, also in NYC. That's our typical August agenda... sound like a vacation to you? Of course there are still more shows if that isn't enough for you. While we were in Phili for the craft show -- we had a book signing booth for our book "Brilliance!" --  we saw other jewelry... Read More