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What is the best type of mandrel to use? wood, steel, round, oval?
19 Apr 2014

When it comes to hammering jewelry I like it on steel not wood. I know wood is cheaper but i dont like the results.

If you make a cuff bracelet round is fine

If you are making a normal bracelet with a hook and catch I like the oval bracelet because the human wrist is oval not round.

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What sell better, imitation gems or real gem jewelry?
18 Apr 2014

We sell both when were on the road and I can tell you both sell pretty good. The sale really depends on the presentation. People feel very connected to there chosen gemstone and if you treat it shabby they won't buy.

Use the wrong terms they won't buy

Don't know much about it they won't buy

But most importantly you need to separate the cost of the stone and the cost to put it in a setting. This way they understand big is more. Gold is more etc etc. We have hundreds of articles on selling your work in the bootcamp.

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I am looking for craft shows and other shows in the north east anything?
17 Apr 2014

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I want to be a gemologist what do you think?
16 Apr 2014

Take two aspirins and call me in the morning!

Just kidding! It is a very hard or almost impossible time to do that for a living. It's one of the few tings that people just don't have to have right now. But if you love it do it and you probably will succeed at it. Go here for more info about GIA

Here is info on the GIA courses

Here is a list of universities that offer courses and you can do it on line: schools online&an=google_s&askid=81c1c21b-70be-4ead-ae11-46a1d441c7e6-0-us_gsb&kv=sdb&gc=0&dqi=gemology degree&qsrc=999&ad=semD&o=11484&l=dir&clid=&af=&_=1


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