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The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast 10: Taking Calculated Risks In Your Jewelry Business

On today's show, we'll talk with Diana Gruber of Por La Luna and Craftsmen Unbound. Diana is a jewelry artist, designer, and business owner based out of Sacramento, California. 

She has jumped into the world of jewelry entrepreneurship head first. From putting together a jewelry line to reaching out to shops, she is learning the ins and outs of turning her passion for artistic expression into a thriving business. 

Diana loves working with metals and learned how to fabricate by joining a local sheet metal union for classes. She applied those skills to jewelry and worked as an apprentice to apply her new skills. While working for the foreman, she met her husband and the rest is history! 

In this show, we talk about the importance of having a support system for your artistic growth, why it's important to take calculated risks on your jewelry journey, and the value of brining your unique vision to the world.  

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Who Diana Gruber is
  • Moving from welding to jewelry fabrication
  • The usefulness of jogs for jewelry making
  • Why stepping out of your comfort zone is the best way to move your business forward
  • And much more!

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The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast 9: Using Your Jewelry To Tell Your Unique Story

On today's show, we'll talk with Jeanette Caines of Jewelry Arts Inc. Jeanette is a director, instructor, and author who has appeared on the PBS/Nova Special Treasures of the Earth: Metals. What started as a hobby years ago turned into Jeanette teaming up with investors to support her very own arts studio where today, she's able to work within a community that inspires other artists and the broader New York art and museum scenes. 

At Jewelry Arts Inc, students can learn to make beautiful pieces in a semi-private setting while being encouraged to grow and explore their creativity. They teach all the skills and techniques any student would need to create amazing pieces.   

In this show, we talk about how she went from student to studio owner, how to make a living doing what you love, the importance of storytelling in jewelry making, and how she approaches commissioned sales. 

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Who Jeanette Caines is
  • The fun in ancient jewelry making techniques and connecting to the past
  • Finding value in the jewelry found at museums (along with a sneak peak of what's to come with her collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art)
  • Making sales by commission
  • Her Book, Soldering Demystifed
  • And much more!

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The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast 8: Promoting Your Jewelry Brand and Craft Fearlessly

On today's show, we'll talk with Alysse Bortolotto of Beads & Bubbly. Alysse is a local artist, creative professional, and digital marketer. Alysse and her co-founder launched Beads & Bubbly over a year ago with a goal to provide opportunities for creative women in their local communities.

Beads & Bubbly enables anyone to create one-of-a-kind jewelry designed by an artisan while sipping, socializing with friends and enjoying a creative environment. They've recently started licensing the Beads & Bubbly business model which enables other creative, entrepreneurial women to build their own business. Beads and Bubbly events are perfect for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, a girl night out or any other reason you can dream up. 

In this show, we talk about the importance of creatives supporting each other, how jewelry artisans can promote their skills and brand fearlessly, and how a jewelry entrepreneur can break the traditional jewelry business mold.  

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • Who Alysse Bortolotto is
  • How Beads & Bubbly started
  • The value of community for jewelry makers
  • How Beads & Bubbly broke the traditional jewelry making mold and how you can too 
  • And much more!

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