The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast

Jewelryosophy360-podcast

The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast delivers actionable advice and insight from real jewelry makers who are actively growing their online businesses.

They can be found on Etsy, Shopify, Amazon Handmade, as well as other handcrafted jewelry marketplace favorites.

The show isn’t about helping you get rich overnight or about selling you a fancy jewelry business course, guru system, or bootcamp.

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Emilie gained a deep understanding of the business of making jewelry after working for multiple jewelry brands as a production manager in New York City. She eventually left the formal jewelry industry world and began teaching. At the same time, her jewelry line started to take off.  In this show, we talk about what it takes to run a jewelry production line, the value of sharing knowledge among the jewelry community, and some of the biggest takeaways from her book, How to Create a Jewelry Line.

Emilie gained a deep understanding of the business of making jewelry after working for multiple jewelry brands as a production manager in New York City. She eventually left the formal jewelry industry world and began teaching. At the same time, her jewelry line started to take off.

In this show, we talk about what it takes to run a jewelry production line, the value of sharing knowledge among the jewelry community, and some of the biggest takeaways from her book, How to Create a Jewelry Line.

Nancy is a YouTube star, jewelry designer and instructor with an extensive background in various jewelry techniques including chasing and repose, enameling, forging, and sawing.  In this show, we talk about how to pitch your jewelry to galleries and create a digital portfolio, speaking through your art, and how to base your prices based on perceived value.

Nancy is a YouTube star, jewelry designer and instructor with an extensive background in various jewelry techniques including chasing and repose, enameling, forging, and sawing.

In this show, we talk about how to pitch your jewelry to galleries and create a digital portfolio, speaking through your art, and how to base your prices based on perceived value.


Alyssa started her first jewelry company, Rock Your Jewels, in college where she bought rings wholesale and sold at retail in places such as D.C., NY, and Maryland with the help of her sisters. Since then, she's launched her second jewelry business by leveraging her work experience in sales.  In this show, we discuss her strategies for wholesaling, marketing through social media, and making a profit selling jewelry from Instagram. Most recently, she has re-branded her Instagram presence into a full-fledged jewelry brand called SixtyStax.

Alyssa started her first jewelry company, Rock Your Jewels, in college where she bought rings wholesale and sold at retail in places such as D.C., NY, and Maryland with the help of her sisters. Since then, she's launched her second jewelry business by leveraging her work experience in sales.

In this show, we discuss her strategies for wholesaling, marketing through social media, and making a profit selling jewelry from Instagram. Most recently, she has re-branded her Instagram presence into a full-fledged jewelry brand called SixtyStax.

With experiences working as a bench jeweler, then working on a production floor, and now operating as an independent business owner, Erica shares a wealth of valuable information.  In this show, we discuss the importance of being confident in promoting your work, maneuvering the business aspects of selling jewelry (including how to manage prices for different markets), and the invaluable support and unexpected opportunities you can find among your local maker community.

With experiences working as a bench jeweler, then working on a production floor, and now operating as an independent business owner, Erica shares a wealth of valuable information.

In this show, we discuss the importance of being confident in promoting your work, maneuvering the business aspects of selling jewelry (including how to manage prices for different markets), and the invaluable support and unexpected opportunities you can find among your local maker community.


Gary is a jewelry designer and goldsmith based out of Eugene, Oregon, with over 40 years of experience. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, he thought a career in law was the next logical step in his life. As fate would have it, he ended up setting up a home workshop and started making jewelry instead.  In this show, we discuss how to present a coherent voice to consumers, why many companies are struggling with technology and lack of expendable income, and finding your voice as a jewelry maker.

Gary is a jewelry designer and goldsmith based out of Eugene, Oregon, with over 40 years of experience. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, he thought a career in law was the next logical step in his life. As fate would have it, he ended up setting up a home workshop and started making jewelry instead.

In this show, we discuss how to present a coherent voice to consumers, why many companies are struggling with technology and lack of expendable income, and finding your voice as a jewelry maker.

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 .  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, her book,  Stamped Metal Jewelry , and what’s next for 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.

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, her book, Stamped Metal Jewelry, and what’s next for Beaducation.com.


Emma is an artist and painter who stumbled upon a new way to explore her creative passions through jewelry making. In addition to setting up a shop on Etsy, she has also found success in selling her jewelry in local stores, such as tattoo parlors!  In this show, we talk about social media marketing for your jewelry business, how to reach out to businesses for collaborations, and what platforms and tools she finds most successful for marketing and planning social media.

Emma is an artist and painter who stumbled upon a new way to explore her creative passions through jewelry making. In addition to setting up a shop on Etsy, she has also found success in selling her jewelry in local stores, such as tattoo parlors!

In this show, we talk about social media marketing for your jewelry business, how to reach out to businesses for collaborations, and what platforms and tools she finds most successful for marketing and planning social media.

Alysse is a local artist, creative professional, and digital marketer. Alysse and her co-founder launched Beads & Bubbly.  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.  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.

Alysse is a local artist, creative professional, and digital marketer. Alysse and her co-founder launched Beads & Bubbly.

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.

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.


Jeanette is a director, instructor, author. What started as a hobby ended up with Jeanette getting investors to buy her very own arts studio where she's able to work with 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.  In this show, we talk about how she went from student to studio owner, how to make a living doing what you love, and finding a balance between the various options available in the jewelry community.

Jeanette is a director, instructor, author. What started as a hobby ended up with Jeanette getting investors to buy her very own arts studio where she's able to work with 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.

In this show, we talk about how she went from student to studio owner, how to make a living doing what you love, and finding a balance between the various options available in the jewelry community.

Diana is a jewelry artist, designer, and business owner based out of Sacramento, California who 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.  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.

Diana is a jewelry artist, designer, and business owner based out of Sacramento, California who 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.

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.


On today’s show, we’ll talk with Cliff Nielson of Delta Stone craft. Cliff just aunched his first official collection this month and has already amassed a huge following on Instagram. In this episode, we talk about his journey into full-time jewelry making, his tips for growing an authentic audience online, and how he’s made his jewelry business a family affair.  You don’t want to miss this episode.

On today’s show, we’ll talk with Cliff Nielson of Delta Stone craft. Cliff just aunched his first official collection this month and has already amassed a huge following on Instagram. In this episode, we talk about his journey into full-time jewelry making, his tips for growing an authentic audience online, and how he’s made his jewelry business a family affair.

You don’t want to miss this episode.

On today’s show, we talk with Cindy Liebel of Cindy Liebel Jewelry. Cindy started making jewelry for friends and quickly realized that she wanted to turn it into more. She has a rich background in the arts- from photography to drawing and now jewelry she has fueled her creative passions into a business.  Now she sells nationally in the Arts Museum in Washington, DC and other galleries across the country. She shares her strategies from going from shows to stores.  You'll want to listen to this episode more than once to catch all the good tips!

On today’s show, we talk with Cindy Liebel of Cindy Liebel Jewelry. Cindy started making jewelry for friends and quickly realized that she wanted to turn it into more. She has a rich background in the arts- from photography to drawing and now jewelry she has fueled her creative passions into a business.

Now she sells nationally in the Arts Museum in Washington, DC and other galleries across the country. She shares her strategies from going from shows to stores.

You'll want to listen to this episode more than once to catch all the good tips!

On today’s show, we talk with Tisa Wills of The Onyx Feather. Tisa has always had a love for design, so when she wanted unique jewelry, she started creating her own!  With an intense focus on design and a love for creativity, she figured out how to turn a hobby into additional income. Starting at local flea markets, she started selling and has evolved her business since then!

On today’s show, we talk with Tisa Wills of The Onyx Feather. Tisa has always had a love for design, so when she wanted unique jewelry, she started creating her own!

With an intense focus on design and a love for creativity, she figured out how to turn a hobby into additional income. Starting at local flea markets, she started selling and has evolved her business since then!

On today's show, we'll talk with Michelle Kuzdas of Pure Pear Jewelry. Michelle has been making jewelry for over 12 years and has customers from around the globe. She started designing after attending a class and has continued to keep up momentum.  Her love for macrame string bracelet designing led to a full blown collection and shop on Etsy. While working a full-time job, she is learning to manage the ins and outs of a jewelry business.

On today's show, we'll talk with Michelle Kuzdas of Pure Pear Jewelry. Michelle has been making jewelry for over 12 years and has customers from around the globe. She started designing after attending a class and has continued to keep up momentum.

Her love for macrame string bracelet designing led to a full blown collection and shop on Etsy. While working a full-time job, she is learning to manage the ins and outs of a jewelry business.


On today's show, we'll talk with Melissa Lovy, the must know New York City jewelry designer. Melissa’s career and business took off after pursuing her degree at FIT and she shows no signs of stopping!  Melissa is a savvy business woman who has quickly learned how to navigate advanced jewelry technology and social media techniques to scale her brand and delight her clientele, including some Hollywood A-listers.

On today's show, we'll talk with Melissa Lovy, the must know New York City jewelry designer. Melissa’s career and business took off after pursuing her degree at FIT and she shows no signs of stopping!

Melissa is a savvy business woman who has quickly learned how to navigate advanced jewelry technology and social media techniques to scale her brand and delight her clientele, including some Hollywood A-listers.

On today's show, we'll talk with Travis Kukovich. Travis is the owner of William Travis Jewelry, a fifth-generation metalsmith and the son of Polish immigrants. He started his own metalsmithing business out of his garage and now operates a storefront of more than 2,000 square feet. But his journey has been anything but easy. An accident in early childhood left him unable to read and write, while a showdown with breast cancer threatened his life in later years. He has nevertheless used these experiences to empower him on his journey.

On today's show, we'll talk with Travis Kukovich. Travis is the owner of William Travis Jewelry, a fifth-generation metalsmith and the son of Polish immigrants. He started his own metalsmithing business out of his garage and now operates a storefront of more than 2,000 square feet. But his journey has been anything but easy. An accident in early childhood left him unable to read and write, while a showdown with breast cancer threatened his life in later years. He has nevertheless used these experiences to empower him on his journey.


On this episode, we'll talk with Tracy Matthews. Tracy is the Chief Visionary Officer and Creative Director of Flourish & Thrive Academy. Flourish & Thrive Academy has helped tens of thousands of jewelry makers get the customers of their dreams and keep them through coaching and programs.   We talk about Tracy’s amazing journey as a designer and how she’s leveraging her experiences to teach other jewelry makers.

On this episode, we'll talk with Tracy Matthews. Tracy is the Chief Visionary Officer and Creative Director of Flourish & Thrive Academy. Flourish & Thrive Academy has helped tens of thousands of jewelry makers get the customers of their dreams and keep them through coaching and programs.

We talk about Tracy’s amazing journey as a designer and how she’s leveraging her experiences to teach other jewelry makers.


About the Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast

The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast delivers actionable advice and insight from real jewelry makers who are actively growing their online businesses. They can be found on Etsy, Shopify, Amazon Handmade, as well as other handcrafted jewelry marketplace favorites. The show isn’t about helping you get rich overnight or about selling you a fancy jewelry business course, guru system, or bootcamp. 

We keep it real and share what it’s like for real jewelry business owners. No sugar-coating. Some are part-time and simply use jewelry as a creative outlet while others have made jewelry a full-time career.

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Jewelryosophy 360 is one of the fastest growing free communities where results-oriented jewelry makers can come to get and receive encouragement. Whether you are just starting your jewelry business or have been making and selling jewelry for years, Jewelryosophy 360 is your free resource for jewelry education, community, and tools. 

The Jewelryosophy 360 podcast, hosted by Ayana Miller, is an extension of that community. We bring you real jewelry business owners, instructors, tips, and insights to help you grow your jewelry business and explore your passion. You won’t find any self-proclaimed gurus or overnight success stories here. We only feature real-life jewelry makers who are at the bench and actively working on their jewelry passions.

Be sure to explore Jewelryosophy360.com for guides, articles, and tutorials  and start connecting with like-minded community members for free. It doesn’t matter whether you are a jewelry hobbyist, teacher, part-time jewelry business owner, or full-time goldsmith- the Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast will help you achieve your goals and fuel your jewelry making passions!