I’m excited to say that my 18K-gold-and-diamond Cleopatra earrings made the cover of the May issue of jewelry-industry publication JCK Magazine!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I am extremely thankful for all the support JCK has given me. It’s wonderful to deal with people who love jewelry. New ideas, old-fashioned workmanship … the JCK editors appreciate it all.
Speaking of new ideas, JCK’s Stephanie Schaefer interviewed me about the crowdfunding site Kickstarter; that story is also in the May issue. Here’s the first page of the piece.
What didn’t come up in the interview was that before I did Kickstarter myself in August 2010, I persuaded gorgeous designer/friend Stacy Lomman to test the waters by using the site to finance her clothing collection and fashion show. She was so successful that, within weeks, I launched my own campaign to raise money for new ring designs. Before I took the plunge, I wrote a story on crowdfunding for Independent Fashion Bloggers, using Stacy as an example. Check out that piece for my tips on how to have a successful fundraising campaign.
Finally, if you’re in the jewelry industry and are going to the JCK show in Las Vegas from May 31 to June 3, I’ll be speaking about the “new consumer” on June 1 with jewelry expert Cheryl Kremkow. Stop by and say hi!