Gift giving can be stressful with all the pressure placed on finding the perfect gift. If you’re looking for some great jewelry gift ideas to give your friends and family members, here are some of my recommendations to fit every person on your list! For Mom If your mom is anything like mine, her love is unconditional. This year for Mother’s Day I made her a custom resin photo jewelry bracelet. The bracelet featured four photos of us from the years. She absolutely loved it. I made similar gifts for others with the safe effect. If you want something truly custom, this […]

I can remember when silver and gold were the only metal options you could find at any local craft store. While both metals are traditional, today there has been a shift towards different finishes: gun metal, copper, and bronze. Bronze has been the metal that has spoken to me this season, whispering of promise and endless beautiful combinations. It has been a material that’s appeared in many of the fall necklaces I’ve made this year. The muted gold color feels idyllic to match with both cool hues and warmer fall colors alike. If you’re worried about dappling with the metal […]

If you make jewelry, craft shows are a great way to attract new customers and encourage sales. One of the most important parts of a craft show is to ensure that you’re correctly displaying your jewelry. When I signed up for my first craft show in 2016, I spent several weeks brainstorming what I wanted my jewelry display to look like and the overall impression I wanted to make. If you’re looking for jewelry display ideas for craft shows, here are some important considerations. Consider Your Jewelry Design Aesthetic My jewelry is more modern with lots of sparkle and pizzazz. […]

Some people love Halloween. They enjoy dressing up in creative costumes and going all out with their makeup. Some people love to embrace horror, scary things, and the grotesque of the holiday. All this being said, I am not one of those people. What others love about Halloween, I tend to run far away from. That means that when I was approached a few years ago to make Halloween jewelry, I wasn’t at all sure how to approach the process. How could I design jewelry that I would want to wear for a holiday that eludes me every single year? […]

Today, jewelry designers and most crafters are experiencing more visibility than ever before. This means that more individuals than ever are selling their own handmade accessories online. What sets each person apart is their individual aesthetic and the style of jewelry that they design. How I approach jewelry design, and the necklace I ultimately make won’t necessarily work for every person. This means that it’s important to know who you are serving when you design your jewelry. The jewelry that I create will appeal to a different crowd than those who do intricate wirework. At the end of the day, […]

One of the backbone strategies to help your content be seen on social media is a hashtag strategy. Hashtags are used to group content together on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google +, and Pinterest. The optimal number of hashtags changes depending on the platform you decide to use. Smart marketers use hashtags during their holiday campaigns to maximize their exposure. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to have a strategy in place. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of holiday hashtags for jewelry makers, here are some common holiday hashtags you may want to layer into […]

Fall is filled with color, and I love how nature inspires my jewelry designs during this season. About a month ago I went through my entire staff and turned everything that was copper, brass, earthy brown hues, reds, and magenta onto my workspace all with the end goal of making fall necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. What was left was an overwhelming array of color, inspiration, and elements that I’ve been slowly putting into cohesive jewelry designs since. I want to share four of my favorite fall necklace designs, both new and old, perfect for the fall season but also ideal […]

I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes during the workday I find myself taking a quick break from my marketing work to look at beautiful beads. With fall in full swing, I’ve been especially interested in the fall jewelry trends 2017 holds. I have to say that of everything I’ve seen so far this season, I’m particularly inspired by the Pantone 2017 fall color palette for this season. When I saw the full palette selection I was so excited for the jewelry design possibilities. Instead of just focusing on the stereotypical colors of the fall, I particularly appreciated the way […]

Friday, September 22, 2017, marked the first official day of fall. But for the last two weeks, I’ve been feeling that fall chill in the air in Colorado. I’m no longer afraid to say it aloud: Fall is here and I can start showing off my fall jewelry. My dad told me once that he thought fall is more colorful than spring is. He said that spring brings greens, but falls bring much more color. I have to say that he was on to something. No matter where I turn my head, I see a striking color surrounding me. Reds, […]

Taking photos can be one of the most daunting parts of selling your jewelry online especially if you’re not sure how to take photos of jewelry to display the important details. Ensuring that you’re correctly capturing the details of your handmade jewelry can take hours if you’re not properly trained. While I am no master, I have several friends who are trained photographers. My friend Liz Banman not only took all the photography for my website, but she also gave me these five helpful tips how to take jewelry photos. Use them to capture your own professional jewelry photos. 1: […]