Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

DIY Retail

After a decade where many art jewelry galleries shuttered as owners retired and online sales took off, new ones are popping up around the country, manned by a new generation of makers. Hilary Halstead began to notice a trend a couple years ago while reviewing business plans from jewelry designers applying for the Halstead Grant. Many emerging designers were exploring direct retail — via the web, as you’d expect, but also the old-fashioned, live-and-in-person way.

“A lot more jewelers are looking to set up their own shops,” Halstead told me. “Not necessarily traditional boutiques, perhaps more of a mixed-production space, retail space, and even learning space.”

It’s all part of an ongoing experiment to fill the void left by the wholesale model studio jewelers once relied on for sales. “Wholesale shows can’t deliver the experience prior

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist3 min letti
Always In
TURQUOISE IS ONE OF those gemstones that never goes out of fashion. It has been used as a costuming element for centuries, and when it’s combined with silver, the design possibilities are as infinite as they are striking. I’ve had this piece of Moren
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist1 min letti
Fine African Jewelry
Jewelry artist Vania Leles recently introduced the world’s first femaleowned African fine jewelry brand, Vanleles. Leles strives to bring African gemstones and the stories they tell to the forefront of the jewelry industry. She wants to increase blac
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist1 min letti
Next Time
Sarah Cathcart’s Cuffin “Skin in the Game” Roger Halas's Bracelet in "Always In" Lexi Erickson’s Pendant in “The Lady of Ancient Sites” Riff on the design of any of these or other pieces within this issue, using a design feature such as color, textur