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.
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TJP360 #2: PITCHING JEWELRY TO GALLERIES, SETTING PRICES, AND CREATING A DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Nancy is a YouTube star, jewelry designer and instructor with an extensive background in various jewelry techniques including chasing and repozay, 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.
TJp360 #1: FROM JEWELRY STUDENT TO 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.
TJP360 #4: FINDING JEWELRY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 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.
TJP360 #3: STARTING TWO JEWELRY BUSINESS BEFORE THE AGE OF 30
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.
Tjp360 #6:Turning Your Jewelry Education into a Jewelry Business
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.
tjp360 #5: 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 technologyand lack of expendable income, and finding your voice as a jewelry maker.
TJP360 #7: Winning Strategies for Driving Jewelry Sales Through Social Media Marketing
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.
TJP360 #8: Promoting Your Jewelry Brand and Craft Fearlessly
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.
tjp360 #10: Taking Calculated Risks in your jewelry business
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.
TJP360 #9: using your jewelry to tell your unique story
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.
TJP360 #11: GROWING A MASSIVE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR JEWELRY BIZ
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.
TJP360 #12: From Selling to Friends to Sold in Jewelry Stores
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!
TJP360 #13: Selling your jewelry in west elm & Beyond
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!
TJP360 #14: simplifying your jewelry photography for a gorgeous feed
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.
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.
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!