I have been have discordant feelings about my business. One the one hand, I had a really incredible (and unexpected) month sales-wise for my business in June and early July, including a few sales on Etsy, some commissioned pieces (including my largest commission to date), a big sale at one of the shop where I consign, and a surprise check from… 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.
I don’t spend nearly as much time as I would like making jewelry. I have all these design ideas running through my head, but finding the time to execute them can be challenging. Thankfully on Saturday Sam took Eve for the day and I was able to spend six glorious hours in the metalsmithing studio. For the first time in… Read More
Selling your handmade products at in-person shows can be a great way to gain exposure for your creative business and meet potential customers if you are willing to invest the time and money. After years of participating in craft shows, trade shows, and home trunk shows, here are five beginner tips to help you get started. For your convenience, this… Read More
One of the biggest things I have struggled with being self-employed is staying focused. On any given day there are so many things that I could be doing that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and sidetracked. I will often jump around from thing to the next–reading a blog post one minute, to posting on Twitter the next, to then checking… Read More