At LJS we often get asked the same questions. How do I find out about jewellery related job opportunities? Where can I find a bench to rent? How do I know when to apply for jewellery events and fairs? Do you sometimes discover that you find out about things too late? Here are some ways to stay in the know for 2017
Subscribe to Benchpeg
Benchpeg is an independent source of information for the British Jewellery industry and associated trades. If you subscribe you receive a free weekly email newsletter that includes industry news, jobs, opportunities, classified ads and more. It’s a fantastic source of information for everyone at any level of the jewellery industry.
Click this link to subscribe to Benchpeg for free.
Join a relevant Facebook group
There are thousands of jewellery facebook groups out there and they can be very helpful as the organisers and members share resources and give advice.
Login to facebook and type the type of jewellery making you’re interested in the search box (or just type ‘jewellery making’)
Click on ‘group’ at the top of the screen and have a look at the names of the groups available. If you are interested you can click join to join the group
Also click on pages and like any pages that look interesting. If you find what is being shared isn’t relevant you can always leave the page or group.
Get out and about to exhibitions
Even if you’re not exhibiting you can find out a lot about what is happening in the industry by attending exhibitions in your area. You can find a list of jewellery exhibitions that regularly run in London here but do check out your local press for events closer to home.
Do an online search for previous events in your area and sign up for email updates to be in the know for future exhibits.
Follow the right accounts on twitter
Social media is an immediate way to find out what is happening and twitter is excellent for this.
Sign into twitter, search for and follow:
- Local groups, markets etc
- Exhibition spaces, museums
- Selling websites e.g. etsy, folksy, misi, not on the high street etc
- Jewellery magazines e.g. Making Jewellery
Check out stallfinder
For upcoming events, craft markets and fairs in your area check out stallfinder
Got to stallfinder
Do a search of your area to see what events are advertised and the closing dates
Subscribe to the LJS newsletter and blog!
We keep our ear to the ground and let you know about opportunities via our email newsletter and our blog
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How do you keep informed of jewellery industry news? Let us know in the comments below.