Tag Archives: jewelry making

Pricing Your Jewelry

One of the most frequent questions I get is how jewelry is priced. This isn’t an easy question. Jewelry pricing is often a mystery even to those of us who have been in the trade for years. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Sales and Remembering Who You are

As we start the new year, I want to emphasize a fact often overlooked by artists and artisans. And that is, sales, properly approached, can actually be fun. When I ran the gallery, I loved selling jewelry. I loved seeing … Continue reading

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Crimps Ruin this Necklace Design

I named this little company “Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing” for a reason. I wanted to distinguish it from other types of pearl and bead stringing, specifically the all-too-widespread practice of teaching one technique, such as using crimps, and then … Continue reading

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Beading and Pearl and Bead Stringing

Pearl and bead stringing is a niche in the jewelry making trade. So, too, is beading. This can lead to some confusion because although they are distinct niches, the terms are often used interchangeably. Beading refers to jewelry that is … Continue reading

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