Brighten Your Summer with Italian Dolce Leather

Posted by Kristin on 7/10/2018
Brighten Your Summer with Italian Dolce Leather
Italian Dolce leather is bright, refreshing and perfect for your summer jewelry line.  Brighten up your summer with these beautiful shades...

Essentials for Selling Jewelry at Craft Markets

Posted by Kristin on 6/12/2018 to Tips for Your Jewelry Business
Essentials for Selling Jewelry at Craft Markets
Running a successful market is definitely a learning process.  If you're new to the world of craft markets, you may need some preparation tips.  It's great to focus on the quality of your products and making sure you have enough inventory, but don't forget these must have items!

DIY Double Link Necklace & Bracelet Set

Posted by Kristin on 6/8/2018 to DIY Tutorials
DIY Double Link Necklace & Bracelet Set
How to make a necklace & bracelet set using double link chain, hammered washer chain, and beads of your choice.  This is a very basic tutorial, and is great for beginners. 

Base Metal Chain Finishes

Posted by Kristin on 5/22/2018 to Jewelry Information and Guides
Base Metal Chain Finishes
A brief introduction to our base metal chain finishes and popular styles of jewelry for each finish.  Sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between some of our chains, such as Rhodium and Silver Plated, or Copper and Rose Gold.  Hopefully the images below will give you some guidance in determining which chain finish you prefer!

Antique Brass
Antique brass chain is a popular finish choice for steampunk jewelry and vintage-style jewelry. Brass plated chain and findings also pair well with natural jewelry motifs, such as leaves, feathers, geodes and crystals. Our brass chain is the perfect addition to your handcrafted brass jewelry components. 

Antique Copper
The aged copper finish is well suited for Western and boho style jewelry, and it compliments turquoise and other natural stones. Copper is also popular with natural designs such as wire-wrapped tree of life pendants. Our chains are brass-based with copper plating and an antique finish to create that vintage appeal.

Antique Silver
Our most popular finish by far - all of our chains are available in the antique silver plated finish! Our base metal chain is plated with sterling silver and finished with an antiquing process to mimic the look of vintage silver chain. Also referred to as oxidized silver or vintage sterling silver, this popular jewelry chain is sure to suit almost any design style. It makes a great basic chain finish to stock in your store or use it as a base chain for a pewter charm necklace.

DIY Beach Blanket Leather Carrier

Posted by Kristin on 4/27/2018 to DIY Tutorials
DIY Beach Blanket Leather Carrier
Make your own leather strap carrier.  This could be used for beach blankets, towels, yoga mats, hammocks, camping equipment and more.  It's easy to make and fashionable!

What is a Resale Tax Certificate and Why Do I Need One for My Business?

Posted by Kristin on 4/19/2018 to Tips for Your Jewelry Business
What is a Resale Tax Certificate and Why Do I Need One for My Business?

If you are a jewelry designer, retail jewelry store, or any business that buys product from another company and resells it, you need a resale tax certificate.  Why?  Holding one allows you to purchase goods without paying a local sales tax. The customer you resell the product to will cover the sales tax for you.  Not only will it save you money, but it can help grow your business since you can purchase more products and pass the savings on to your customers.

How to Make for the Masses: Basic Size Charts for Bracelets + Necklaces

Posted by Kristin on 4/9/2018
How to Make for the Masses: Basic Size Charts for Bracelets + Necklaces
Whether you're just starting out as jewelry designer, or if you've been making jewelry for years, one of the most important tips to instantly increase your sales is to make for everyone.  This means having a variety of sizes in your inventory.   When you take the time to think about all of your potential customers and their unique sizes, it will pay off.  

Make Sure Your Product Sticks! Use The Right Glue

Posted by Kristin on 4/2/2018
Make Sure Your Product Sticks! Use The Right Glue
Have you ever had a customer try on one of your bracelets and the clasp pops off due to insufficient glue? It can happen to any of us, but it could really hurt your business if it continues to happen.  Choosing the right glue to use on your leather bracelets can guarantee the quality of your products and increase customer satisfaction and return.