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Layering necklaces and stacking bracelets isn’t a new trend. It has become so common now to see multiple necklaces and bracelets being worn that it seems a bit odd to only see one necklace or bracelet being adorned! This post isn’t about the trend of layering. It is about providing inspiration to your customers so they can see how to create “the look” with the jewelry you offer. Why is it important? It provides you an opportunity to upsell and to create repeat sales.
For many of us, making jewelry has allowed us to live creatively with meaning and purpose. We as makers and artists are role models for our children, grandchildren, family, friends and neighbors. Making the jewelry that we create into a business that is financially successful is an important part of living the lives that we want. Following a business strategy for designing jewelry that sells can also be fun. I know that I LOVE it! Here are 8 business strategies to explore!
I have been extremely grateful for the opportunity to really dive in and restructure all aspects of our small business, including the warehouse. This blog post and video will walk you through how I set-up the warehouse to best streamline the shipping process to make it efficient. I also provide all the links below of where to purchase these items so you can easily shop the supplies.
One of the key take aways this year is that consumers are still attracted to our older posts. Our jobs as jewelry makers are to find new ways to do what the masses like in a new and fresh way. The term that we often reference is MAYA, Most Advanced Yet Acceptable.
Today on the Nunn Design Blog, I posted an article about the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) Jewelry Guidelines for describing the jewelry you make and sell. It was pretty eye opening information about how the FTC define “handmade”, “Made in USA” and requirements for incorporating foreign sourced finding.
There is no set way to navigate your business forward into 2021. What we can do is make the best, “educated guess,” on what the future holds, and keep showing up daily to do the work. Here are ten strategies I believe can help you to build a thriving jewelry business in 2021.
Art brings beauty and balance into not only our own lives, but into the lives of others. Our role, as creative people, is essential. In this series of artisan features, we are focusing on what it takes for makers to live a committed creative life. Making a living doing what you love doesn’t just happen. It is the result of dedication and commitment. This post highlights my own life’s journey to living a committed creative life.
Braving a Pandemic as a Small Business Owner Nunn Design’s home in Port Townsend is 56 miles outside of Seattle, Washington, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. For the past couple of weeks I have watched, listened and researched as this crisis has unfolded. I wish I could say to my family and friends, “Everything will be Being an entrepreneur, artist and small business owner for most of my life, I have experienced many ups and downs from events both within my con
Understanding Copyright, Trademark and Patent Laws *This post was originally published on September 26 2016 and updated on Dec 27, 2019.* This is a repost from awhile back, but these issues have been arising in some of my conversations as of late. Please feel free to share this blog post! The more of us artists that know this information, the better for of us all!!
New Year Goal! Branding Your Company! This isn't a post on how Nunn Design branded themselves. It is information on "how to brand ones own business." We've intentionally used fun graphics, done by my daughter Emillia, to help you digest such a challenging topic and to help you make this about you and your company. This post was originally published in March of 2018 but we are sharing it again as it is still helpful and relevant! What do you think?
7 Book Recommendations for Leveling Up in 2020! Below is a list of books that I recommend if you are interested in leveling up on any of the following topics: How do I grow my business? How do I become more productive? How do I become more creative? Who are my customers? How do I become better at sales? How can I be better at customer service How can I be more productive? How do I design products that sell?
3 Steps to Product Development The reason why Nunn Design is transparent about so many aspects of our business, is that it supports us in our mission; Through Collaborative Relationships, Nunn Design Inspires and Nurtures Creativity. We hope that you will find value in reading this repost from the Nunn Design archives.
Top 10 Pinterest Pins for 2019 It is always interesting to see the analytics behind Pinterest. Understanding what drives traffic to our website is a key factor in understanding the type of content that our customers, or potential customers would like to see more of. Here are the top 10 Pinterest Pins and links to the Nunn Design Blog for 2019!
Today on the Nunn Design Blog, we've posted another of my Becky's Tidbits, making this Episode #7. In this video I cover my childhood memories of making gourmet mud pies. Who would of thought that those early days of "playing" would become the foundation of Nunn Design. The core principles consist of; Collaboration, Relationships and Inspiring Creativity! Listen and read more on the Nunn Design Blog. Make sure to let us know if you'd like to join our creative community by signing-up for our n
Best Places to Purchase “Green” Shipping Supplies We at Nunn Design are passionate about helping our customers with every aspect of their business. That includes helping all of us make good choices about the products we purchase and the impact they have on the environment. To help with your shipping needs, we have compiled a list of “green” shipping supplies we think you might be interested in purchasing.
I have been asked many times by our customers, “how do I price my one of kind jewelry?” You can google this question and you will find all sorts of articles on how to do this. Jewelry pricing formulas based on the cost of supplies, labor costs, overhead, wholesale versus retail. These are all important factors and information that is readily available for you to utilize. But I think there are questions that we need to be asking ourselves way BEFORE we even start the creative process. The quest
What do you want to be when you grow up? Last year I did an interview that was posted on a design blog called Design Sponge. One of the questions asked of me was; What did you want to be when you grew up? That was a really tricky question. When I look back on my childhood, I have been an entrepreneur since I was very young...