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How to stay in the know in 2017

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

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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.

How?

Click this link to subscribe to Benchpeg for free.

 

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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.

 

How?

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.

 

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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.

 

How?

Do an online search for previous events in your area and sign up for email updates to be in the know for future exhibits.

 

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Follow the right accounts on twitter

Social media is an immediate way to find out what is happening and twitter is excellent for this.

 

How?

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

 

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Check out stallfinder

For upcoming events, craft markets and fairs in your area check out stallfinder

 

How?

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Do a search of your area to see what events are advertised and the closing dates

 

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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

How?

Subscribe to the LJS email newsletter

Subscribe to our blog – click here and click the ‘subscribe to our blog button’ on the left of the screen

If you’d like to be kept informed of our jewellery business courses, free articles and offers subscribe to our jewellery business list

How do you keep informed of jewellery industry news? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Author: Anna Campbell

LJG Guest Blogger - Anna Campbell of Campbell Hall Designs

Get ready for Jewellery Business Week

Are you thinking about starting or growing your own jewellery business?

January is the time when traditionally people re-evaluate their lives and especially their jobs. Quite often this means considering starting their own businesses either as a full time alternative to their job or as additional interest and income stream. So it wouldn’t be a surpirse if it was on your mind around now.

Of course it’s one thing making great jewellery but there’s a lot more to think about such as  budgets, pricing, PR or packaging.

So here at LJS we thought we’d do something to help. Our first Jewellery Business Week will run from  14 to 20 January 2013.

This online event will include:

  • Daily business tips
  • Daily blogs featuring business information, interviews with successful designer makers and guest articles from experts
  • Promotion for jewellery businesses joining in the week
  • Live Q&A with LJS founder and successful entrepreneur Jessica Rose
  • Online discussions
  • Discounted business courses
  • Twitter chats under the hashtag #LJSjewelbizweek

There are lots of ways to get involved. Keep an eye on the blog each day from next Monday (14 January) and look out for the business tips every day on Facebook. Also on Facebook we want to hear your stories. We’ll be asking you to share tips and experiences on a different theme each day. And if you want us to promote your jewellery business, tweet us the details @jewelleryschool and we’ll give you a mention.

Plus on Staurday 19 January, LJS founder Jessica Rose will be answering your business questions live on Facebook. So get thinking about what you want to ask.

biz 2And if that isn’t enough look out for the special Jewellery Week discount code which will give you 15% off the distance learning business course (usual price £99 plus P&P) if you order during business week.  Don’t forget the business course also includes a year’s free LJS membership gaining you discounts on jewellery supplies and the chance to promote your business in the LJS Members’ Directory.

With all these opportunities – how are you going to join in LJS Lewellery Business Week 2013?