Kelly has a wonderful way of making students feel comfortable trying new techniques. She helped us develop an attitude of experimentation and of learning from mistakes or surprises. This was extremely helpful for me.
Kick-start Your Business at Marketplace
Find essential services to support your business. Take advantage of on-site opportunities to meet with and even sign up for one hour mini-sessions with our professionals. Drop off models for mold making, get casting quotes, and sign up for business consulting and photography sessions.
Marketplace Appraisal Services: A Matter of Brilliance is a professional jewelry appraisal company based in Newton, MA, founded by Aimee Berrent, Graduate Gemologist. We are pleased to have her join us at Marketplace this year where you can have ONSITE APPRAISALS! Do you have a stone you are curious about? Need an appraisal for a client? Have you been given a piece jewelry but don't know the value? Jewelry Appraisals are most appropriate for those who need professional documentation for insurance, estate, or resale purposes. Sign up in advance or stop by her booth for a show discount.
Marketplace Business Consulting Sessions: Sign up in advance and don't miss out on great rates for an hour or half hour of art/business consulting with Marlene Richey. There is a time when everyone needs some advice or a push in the right direction to make sure their business is heading down the right path. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sit down with Marlene at Marketplace to get advice on how to move your business forward in the smartest way possible.
Marketplace Onsite Photography Sessions: Sign up in advance to have up to five professional images of your work taken onsite with Charley Freiberg. If you’re serious about doing what you do best, making amazing jewelry, then get serious about your photography!
Marketplace Mold-Making and Casting - Model Drop-off: RaceCar Jewelry Company, Inc. in Rhode Island, can turn your ideas into reality. Services include model making by hand or using your supplied CAD files,they can use their wax mill or Rapid Prototyping/ castable printing capabilities. They also offer mold making, casting, finishing, stone setting, laser welding, plating in various metals and more.
SHOW SPECIAL! RaceCar Jewelry will accept models on-site and take orders for mold making and casting services. Please bring 2 copies of a scan / photo of the item (and the model) with your name address, telephone, and email. The second copy will be for your records. If you have multiple items, Label them as # 1,2,3 etc. Model numbers will be assigned to the items that are being quoted.
Solo Designs in Winchester, MA is a full service marketing company. For more than 20 years, they have conceptualized, created, and produced marketing material that works. The owner, Genny, has developed a special "menu" of website templates just for jewelers and artists. This is perfect for anyone looking to have a professional looking site for their business, but may not have the time to build it. Choose from three options: Start out with a basic site that includes a home page, about and contact sections, as well as a portfolio and bonus page through to a multi-page website based on 10+ pages with customized architecture -- including a shopping cart feature!