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designerbiztalk with: Joanne Teichman of Ylang23
Posted on September 14, 2012
Joanne Teichman, owner of the amazing Dallas store Ylang23  is our first webinar guest.                                  Sept. 20th at 3pm EST Click here to reserve your spot   Ylang23 is one of the most sought-after stores by designers of all kinds. The Dallas jewelry emporium, and it's sister website, carries an amazing array of fine jewelry designers and Joanne is known for being one of designer jewelry's most ardant fans. Joanne is a keen trend tracker and can spot new talent at 50 paces so how does she do it? How does she curate her store so that everyone wants to shop there and every designers wants to be in there. We will find out in our webinar when I can ask the questions you're probably dying to ask. Some of my questions... Read More
Design Competition Deadlines Coming Up — Niche, Spectrum, DIVA, Palladium
Posted on August 12, 2012
Quick catch-up for designers who like to enter design competitions: Cultured Pearl Association of America's Third International Pearl Design Competition deadlines Sept. 3rd. The AGTA Spectrum Awards deadline is Sept. 21st. The Women's Jewelry Association's DIVA Design Competition deadline is Sept. 21st (WJA also has a category in the AGTA Spectrum Awards, too) Palladium Alliance Design Contest deadline is Sept. 21st. The Niche Awards deadline is September 30th. ... Read More
designerDAY 2012 Video Shares the Comraderie & Fun
Posted on February 10, 2012
We wanted to share the fun that folks have with us at our designerDAY annual conference. This is where designers network and build new relationships with other designers -- nothing like sharing woes and coups with other folks who know exactly what you're going through, right? The slate of experts this year will teach so many new skills -- just what designers need to increase their sales and decrease their stress.... Read More
The sea of excited faces is my favorite sight!
designerDAY: Business Conference for Jewelry Designers set for March 12th
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designerDAY: Business Conference for Jewelry Designers is one of my favorite days of the year. It's a full day of education dedicated to designers who run their own businesses. It's the one day of the year when it's ok for them to NOT think about their jewelry but to focus on their BUSINESS. All year long I field questions and dole out advice -- there's so much to learn when running your own design'preneur business and there's not a lot of formal resources. And this day is when I can aggregate those questions and answers and present them to a wide audience. So our day fills in a lot of gaps for a lot of folks. This year's slate of speakers is an awesome collective of marketing and business expertise. Every year I try and outdo last year's roster -- and this is no exception.... Read More
Welcome to My New Blog — finally one place for news, views and everything designer business related
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I love blogging. Really, I do. But you couldn't have told that from my frequency in the past six months! We were designing and redesigning this blog for way too many months so I put off blogging in my old format due to inertia.... it happens. I would scold a client for doing what I did but sometimes I'm just that kind of marketing coach -- "Do as I say, not as I do." But finally, here we are and I couldn't be happier. Our team created a great blog and we've tried to put everything under the hood that we could to help you motor down the designer jewelry business highway faster and more efficiently. This is going to be a big year for us -- we've got A LOT of new projects and events planned for designers. And finally you've got one place to find them all. HERE! So please... Read More
MJSA Expo – the trade show for jewelry makers in NYC
Posted on March 13, 2011
Great panel discussion on getting the most from your sub-contractors.   Peggy Jo Donahue of MJSA led the panel of Joel Weiss of Carrera Casting with designers Calla Gold of Santa Barbara and Malak Atut of Zaiken Jewelry and modelmaker Carlos Zamora.   Great info that all stressed the value of highly detailed communication with drawings and not just words.   Patience and respect are vital, too.   Pricing is not that much different from say 1 or 2 of a kind than 50 or 75. Quantity is less a variable than terms. Pay faster and regularly to get the better service and pricing.   Gain valuable advice and networking via great resources. Industry organizations are invaluable for networks and solutions. They gave a big shout out to WJA as well as... Read More
Gurhan debuts a brand new silver line at Accessories Circuit – GORGEOUS!!
Posted on January 10, 2011
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Call for Entries: The 6th Annual Halstead Grant for New Jewelry Designers
Posted on January 9, 2011
Call for Entries: The 6th Annual Halstead Grant for New Jewelry Designers. Halstead Bead Inc is inviting jewelry designers to enter its 6th annual grant competition for new entrepreneurs in the industry. The winner of the 2011 business development grant will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits. Designers utilizing jewelry making techniques such as metalsmithing, lampworking, metal clay, wire wrapping, beading, or casting are eligible to enter the competition. Candidates must be US citizens who began their businesses after January 1, 2008. Their design companies must focus on “bridge jewelry” which is the segment between costume jewelry and fine jewelry that includes accessories in sterling silver, semi-precious stones, crystal,... Read More
Always popping. In at the best places — Terry Chandler with Kate Peterson and Hedda Schupak
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The fabulous editrix’s Vicki Gomelsky and Virginia Helevi
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Sent from my iPhone - sorry for any typos! C: 914-953-3277 O: 914-738-8485 Posted via email from JewelryBizGuru's posterous ... Read More