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Friday, October 25, 2013

Tweet As I mentioned earlier this week, I have hired my very first full-time employee after eight years in business. Meet Eryn Patton! Eryn says her hobbies are “Netflix-ing, yoga on Saturdays, obsessing over miniature dachshunds, reading, constantly seeking the perfect cup of coffee, sketching, and hunting for treasures in thrift stores.” Eryn recently graduated from […]

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Tweet Jewelry expert Cheryl Kremkow has a new blog post entitled, “Coincidence or Copy? When is a Design Too Close?” I know Cheryl — in fact, she invited me to co-present at a seminar for the JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show in June — but she didn’t tell me that she was writing this […]

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tweet I like to be upfront with people about the reality of life in the fashion and jewelry industry, and about small business in general. I like people who are equally upfront, so I’m loving the interview that celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper recently did with Vogue Italia.  (It figures that it would be Vogue Italia […]

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tweet I sure do love leopard print, and one of my major fashion regrets is that I missed out on a two-toned leopard-print dress by Dolce & Gabbana in 2010. After I saw this bit of perfection on Rihanna I searched for it everywhere but to no avail. It was sold out in my size. […]

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tweet Last year, I wrote a story for the Huffington Post called “The Agony and Ecstasy of a Small Business.” It dealt with economies of scale, which is something I’ve also discussed on this blog here, here and here. In manufacturing, economies of scale means that the bigger the order (of widgets, iPhones, pens or […]

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tweet I generally don’t covet anyone else’s exact career path. You have to take the bad with the good, and I wind up thinking that one or more aspects of that other person’s experience wouldn’t be ideal for me. Like having to be Donald Trump’s daughter, for instance. But I’ve finally found my fantasy job […]

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tweet I’m happy to say that the very apologetic and gracious peeps at Patricia Field have pulled the copy of my swear rings from the website after a chat with my gorgeous publicist, Sakita Holley. READ MY PREVIOUS POST ON THE KNOCKOFF RINGS. As I expected, the Patricia Field team had unwittingly purchased the pieces […]

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Tweet Earlier this week, in my post Get Smart (About $4,000 Suits and $10,000 Rings), I wrote, “Ultra-high-end is a stronger industry sector, so I’ve embarked on a deliberate effort to offer more ‘if you have to ask, you can’t afford it’ 18K-gold signature pieces.” Variations of the line “If you have to ask the […]

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Tweet Thanks to Ruth Graham at The Grindstone for interviewing me about all the things that weren’t in my business plan when I started designing jewelry! As you’ll see, I’m as plain-spoken as always — another taste of what you’ll get in The Bitchtastic Guide to Business™ that I’m writing. Check out the story here.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Tweet As I said in a recent post, I have worn neon-colored clothes since the 1980s. IF YOU MISSED MY HUFFINGTON POST PIECE ON NEON, CLICK HERE. When I saw this neon-pink-and-black Spring 2012 dress by designer Chris Benz last fall, I took a chance and ordered it. I don’t usually go for blousy tops, […]

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