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Jewelry Business Ideas Newsletter, October 2013
October 13, 2013

Happy Fall Everyone, I hope all is well!

The Holiday selling season is well underway, and prep work for the launch of your resort collection should be coming along.

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First bit of news: LifeHacker recently mentioned our How to Wholesale Jewelry page in their article on How to Sell Handmade. They've got some really great pointers on how to go about selling your handmade goods.

We're (almost) Mobile Friendly!

If you've been to the site in the past few weeks, you'll notice our transition into a mobile friendly design. We're about 60% done at this time, and when done, the site design will automatically adjust to whatever device you choose to view us on! We're hoping this will greatly improve the user experience, escpecially for our smartphone friends!

Win $500 and an Artisan Vendor Contract

Our friends at has invited each and every one of you to participate in the search for their next Handmade Jewelry Artisan Vendor! The Winner receives $500 AND a Vendor Contract to have their handmade jewelry sold on their website! Runners up will also receive a critique of their work, tips for marketing and growing your business from UncommonGoods Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer Sharon Hitchcock. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET. Submission page here. Good Luck!

Make Your Madison Avenue Debut in NYC

Henri Bendel is hosting their semi-annual "Open See" this month on the 25th. Their legendary open call to designers has launched the careers of fashion icons such as Anna Sui, Todd Oldham, and Colette Malouf. Categories: Accessories (jewelry, handbags & small leather goods, belts, cold weather accessories, hats, & hair accessories), cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and gifts.

They suggest you be in line by 12 noon to be seen, although many people line up way before then at the flagship store: 712 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019.


PinFest and Jewelry Design Inspirations

Each Saturday on our facebook fan page, we have a handmade jewelry designer PinFest! Add your website or Etsy store to the post, and we'll pin it to our board, and use the following hashtags to help your jewelry get found: #handmadejewelry, #buyhandmade, and #supporthandmade.

Each month, we'll also be working on a board for jewelry design inspirations. This month's theme is "Chinoiserie," which is a decorative European style developed in the 17th century that uses Asian influences and motifs. Although some jewelry pictures are included, these design boards are more about bringing together a visual style from which you can "jump off" from and design a jewelry collection based on colors, textures, and visual ideas.

Visual Newsfeed

Make sure you bookmark our new visual newsfeed, where our facebook, pinterest, and rss feeds are combined into one visual board for easy reference. The newsfeed is also a responsive design, so it will reconfigure itself no matter what device you use to view it, in either landscape or portrait view. Plus, you have the option of sorting the feed by source, the default is "all" but you can sort by individual social media sites or rss feed as well.

That's it for this month, best of luck with all your fall shows and prep for the coming Holiday Season,


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