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Call for Applications 2011 American Craft Council Shows
Posted on May 13, 2010
Deadline: July 25, 2010 The ACC is now accepting applications for the 2011 American Craft Council Shows season. It’s an opportunity to exhibit and sell your handmade work across the country to thousands of craft buyers, collectors and enthusiasts. Gain national exposure and join a community of makers who have been juried into these prestigious events. If you produce original and handmade work in basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone or wood, apply today! Download a full show prospectus and apply online. ... Read More
“B-List Baubles” – A Compendium of recent Celebu-jewels
Posted on May 10, 2010
"Lately, celebrities have been launching their own jewelry lines faster than you can say B-list baubles," says Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic."And even though stars drape themselves in millions of dollars worth of fine diamonds when they walk the red carpet, when it's time to get down to business, they are more likely to go the bargain route." Here's Booth's cheat sheet on the newest lines.Read her Review of these lines: The line: LowLuv Costume by Erin Wasson The look: Venice boardwalk meets museum shopThe line: Kardashian sisters for Virgins, Saints & Angels The look: Byzantine boudoirThe line: Melania by Melania Trump for QVC The look: Younger wifeThe line: One Kiss by Cindy Crawford for J.C. Penney The look: Malibu momFor... Read More
How to Disable Other Websites from Accessing Your Facebook Profile (aka Instant Personalization)
Posted on May 8, 2010
by Katie Hellmuth Martin  on Collective-e.com: Facebook is committed to enhancing the social experience online, which is currently helping many local businesses. Therefore, they have teamed up with partner websites like Pandora, Yelp and Microsoft Docs to share what you are doing on those websites with your friends on Facebook. They call this "Instant Personalization". When Facebook rolled this out, they automatically included your account to be accepting of this, so have set your account to an "opt-in" mode. Facebook explains that in order to share this information, you would need to click on a Like button on the partner website. However, as pointed out by Mashable, the tool is on by default, so if you don't click a "No Thanks" button, the information you transmitted... Read More
The 5 new features on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn that PR pros need to understand | Cision Blog
Posted on May 7, 2010
Jay Krall of CsionBlog points out 5 great new features -- I want to focus on the first two since they're most useful for the casual social marketer in our business:If you feel like you’d pay closer attention to the ongoing evolution of social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, if only you had the time, this post is for you. The triumvirate of key social networks in the U.S. has been hard at work rolling out new features over the past month. Here’s the executive summary, with links to insightful blog posts about each innovation. 1. Promoted Tweets. Twitter stirred up a lot of media coverage a few weeks ago when it introduced its first serious attempt at generating revenue in the form of “Promoted Tweets”, which allow companies to sponsor their tweets... Read More
Meet Alishan — Tribal Influences his Latest Collection
Posted on May 6, 2010
Alishan Halebian has been a well lauded and successful designer for more than 20 years. What I love about him is his vision and continual exploration of design and fashion. While most know him for his best-selling bridal line (will show you pics in a later post) what rocked my world this year is his oxidized silver and gold collection that references ancient tribal themes from Africa and related cultures. In explaining his design evolution he starts off referencing early African tribal art but soon he weaves a design story that heads north and evolves into Moroccan and Middle Eastern cultures and wanders into ancient Celtic symbolism, too.  Can you see all these cultures in his latest collection? It all adds up to a fantastic journey into Gorgeous as far as I'm... Read More
21 Tips for Using Twitter and Facebook for Business
Posted on May 5, 2010
Here are 21 Tips for Using Twitter and Facebook for Business from Engage a new book that helps businesses build, cultivate and measure success in social media.21 Tips for Using Twitter and Facebook for Business. My favorite ideas that I think will work best for jewelers are:Number 1. Special Offers People are making decisions on what to read, view, purchase, visit, and sample based on the information that filters through their attention dash- boards. At best, even the most qualified information sourced from the most trusted contacts will receive only a cursory overview. The trick is to concisely introduce the value up front. If the offer is compelling and affiliated with their interests, the consumer will make the connection to personal value and benefits and click-through... Read More
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Pick of the show by Misha at #accessoriesCircuit
Posted on May 3, 2010
> Love these necklaces! Available in 14k or sterling (oxi'd) with > great baroque pearls studded with topaz... It's all about the mix, > the baroque and the studs! > > > > > > Posted via email from JewelryBizGuru's posterous ... Read More
Scott Mikolay Shows off his Gorgeous Debut Collection – Definitely a Winner!
Posted on April 30, 2010
  Scott is the newest deigner to join http://www.JewelryDesignerFinder.com and he gave us a quick overview of his new collection. The work is gorgeous, well priced and comes backed with a team that knows how to sell. Scott and his wife Tara have their own gallery in Westchester, NY so these designs come fully vetted by their upscale clientele.   Posted via web from JewelryBizGuru's posterous ... Read More
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AJDC presented a panel at Smart Jewelry Show on Selling Designer Jewelry Effectively
Posted on April 27, 2010
>>> Adam and Nicole Gorman at I. Gorman (Cool Store) and Babs Noelle of Alara (Cool Store) with Sarah Graham and Todd Reed sharing what works in selling designer jewelry. >> Mutual respect helps designers and retailers work well together - when you like the work and the designer you can over come whatever hurdles come up. Worried about territories. >> Talk it out. Work for each others best interests. >> Should you carry more from a few or less from many designers? Adam says we should sit down and open a line broad enough to be true to the collection and agree on an opening order. If you order too small based on fear or what if's you are not doing justice to your customer and ultimately won't find success with that designer. You have to be fair to the designer and your... Read More
Luxury brands snatch away online bargains – Times Online
Posted on April 26, 2010
TIME is running out for bargain hunters seeking discount designer labels on the internet. Online shoppers face higher prices for luxury clothing, perfumes and handbags because high-end brands have won new powers to block discount websites from selling their products. New rules approved in Brussels mean brands such as Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton will be able to stop online retailers from selling their products if they do not have “bricks and mortar” high street stores. The rules are a victory for luxury manufacturers, which have been lobbying Brussels to protect their profits against erosion from cut-price website retailers. Related Links Manufacturers complain that these websites freeload on the... Read More
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