I love reading, and I especially adore reading physical books. When I was in elementary school, I was the kid who would sneakily read my book after bedtime, snuggled beneath the covers with a flashlight and my latest book in hand. I crave books. The weight in my hands; the feel of the smooth, cool covers; the crinkle when you… Read More
Do you have a new jewelry business or are thinking about starting one? Here you will find resources for jewelry makers and other creative entrepreneurs.
When I first started Linkouture, I wanted to make one-of-a-kind pieces that were beautiful and affordable. Because I didn’t have much capital, and because I was stuck on this idea of affordability, I initially made my chains using silver-plated rings. It had the look of sterling silver, but at a much lower cost. However, I noticed that over time the plating… Read More
The first year I turned my jewelry hobby into a business, I didn’t feel ready to participate in any craft shows. To me, those felt like something only “real” jewelry makers did, and in my opinion, I was not in their league. (By the way, five years later, I still have those feelings of doubt!) Plus I was not ready… Read More
“You aren’t that talented.” “You don’t belong here.” “Everyone here is better than you.” “Her booth looks way better than yours.” “Your jewelry isn’t unique.” “Who do you think you are charging that much for your work?” No, these weren’t the sharp words of a particularly cruel customer. These harsh thoughts rolled through my own head as I strolled down… Read More