Archive for July, 2012

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Come Learn about Sales and Manufacturing Success Tricks at JRB’s Summer Designer Business Forums 7/31 + 8/1
Posted on July 13, 2012
We're going to have a GREAT time -- there's so much to learn, so many people to network with, sources to find and the chance to get a behind-the-scenes educational tour of a master craftsman-filled jewelry factory. We've never had a double event like this! To read more about our Sales-centric Event on July 31st at the JA NY Show click here. To read more about our Manufacturing Event on August 1st at the Novell factory click here. To reserve your spot click here. Questions? Call us at 914-738-8485.                  ... Read More
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GIA Jewelry Career Fair is Coming to NYC on July 30th
Posted on July 11, 2012
I take this as a good sign for our industry that after a 4-year haitus the GIA is hosting a Career Fair in NYC again.  This is a fabulous event that offers a job fair, seminars and a great big career coaching session where you can get 15-minute conversations with all kinds of industry experts... including me! This is our industry at it's best -- a real supportive environment where companies and individuals seek to help those that want to learn and grow in the fine jewelry world. It's super fun! So if you're looking for a job in the industry -- you have to be there. If you're looking for a good boost of career advice and inspiration -- this is a no-brainer. See the whole schedule here and decide for yourself. If you do attend please stop by the coaching and say hi!... Read More
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Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe
Posted on July 8, 2012
Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe Designers need to computerize their operations to truly be efficient and business wise. We've only found one good option for the smaller design'preneur -- the Jewelry Designer Manager. We reached out to Barbara Carlton, owner of Bejeweled Software, and she has agreed to give our Inner Circle Members a $50 discount on the Deluxe version.   About Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe: Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe includes all the features of the Standard and Pro plus it tracks jewelry pieces out on consignment and prints memos; links to QuickBooks Pro 2004 - 2012, prints your logo on reports; and prints jewelry barbell labels and shipping labels on a thermal label printer. We also improved the Print menu, Quicklists and added many new... Read More
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ACC Shows Call For Entries for 2013 Events
Posted on July 6, 2012
Applications are now open for the 2013 show season. The ACC artists range from seasoned makers to emerging artists and represent some of the finest quality craft in the country.  The Baltimore show is one of their most famous and it has wholesale days and retail days -- and most of our friends who exhibit there find the retail days the most valuable. To learn more about the shows and what's new next year, download the 2013 ACC show prospectus. (PDF) Applications are available through Juried Art Services. You can read about the terms and conditions here. (PDF)  2013 American Craft Council Show Dates Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 19 (Buyer/Artist seminars) Feb. 20-21 (Wholesale) Feb. 22-24 (Retail) Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Galleria... Read More