The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast 6: Turning Your Jewelry Education into a Jewelry Business

On today's show, we'll talk with Lisa Niven Kelly of Beaducation.com. Lisa is an award-wing artist, author, teacher, and entrepreneur based out of Northern California. 

Well-known for her innovative and intricate designs, Lisa got her start in classic beadwork and glass bead fabrication. Her current work is focused on metal and wirework as well as serving as CEO of beaducation.com.

Her designs and lessons have been featured in many jewelry-making books as well as Bead & Button MagazineWirework MagazineBeadwork MagazineStep by Step Wire Jewelry and Art Jewelry Magazine.

For over 20 years, Lisa has been sharing her love of beadwork and wirework by teaching students across the country. She was voted Top 10 Teacher by the editors and readers of Bead & Button Magazine. 

In this show, we talk about her journey from school teacher to jewelry maker to e-commerce jewelry supplier, the importance of learning jewelry fundamentals, and her book, Stamped Metal Jewelry

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Who Lisa Niven Kelly is
  • How she got started making jewelry
  • How to find a representative for your jewelry
  • Finding your voice as a jewelry maker
  • Why she started teaching jewelry and selling supplies
  • How she started and grew Beaducation.com
  • Tips for starting and growing your jewelry business 
  • And much more!

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