SRAJD Events and Activities


To get the most out of the SRAJD resources, become a part of the action. 

Talk with others, show your work, volunteer to help, ask questions, offer suggestions, etc.



Weekly Topics

We will have weekly topics of discussion pertaining to jewelry making and the jewelry making industry.  These discussion take place in our main Facebook discussion group. 


Monthly Challenges

We will have monthly jewelry designs challenges.  One weekly topic each month is dedicated to the subject of the monthly challenge.  As before, small prizes will be provided.  To enter the monthly challenge themes, click here.



Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of all our member activities.



SRAJD 2015 Calendar of Events and Topics


Weekly Subjects


Monthly Challenges

January 5, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions


Wire Work

January 12, 2015

Business Plans

January 19, 2015

Working with Wire

January 26, 2015

Accounting and Inventory

February 2, 2015




February 9, 2015


February 16, 2015

Social Media

February 23, 2015

Websites and Selling Venues

March 2, 2015

Soldering and Metal Fusing


Soldering and Metal Fusing

March 9, 2015


March 16, 2015


March 23, 2015


March 30, 2015

Marketing and Advertising

April 6, 2015

Stringing and Bead Weaving


Stringing and Bead Weaving

April 13, 2015

Workshop Layout and Organization

April 20, 2015

Software for Jewelry Artist

April 27, 2015

Logos and Branding

May 4, 2015

Enamel and Resin


Enamel and Resin

May 11, 2015


May 18, 2015


May 25, 2015

Finishing Technqiues

June 1, 2015

Metal Clay and Polymer Clay


Metal Clay and Polymer Clay

June 8, 2015

Jewelry Care

June 15, 2015

Pet Peeves

June 22, 2015

Art from Found Objects

June 29, 2015


July 6, 2015

Bezels and Lapidary


Bezels and Lapidary

July 13, 2015


July 20, 2015

Stones Beads

July 27, 2015

Packaging and Shipping

August 3, 2015

Etching and Electroforming


Etching and Electroforming

August 10, 2015


August 17, 2015


August 24, 2015


August 31, 2015


September 7, 2015




September 14, 2015

Time Management

September 21, 2015


September 28, 2015

Repurposing, Recycling, Reusing

October 5, 2015




October 12, 2015

Customer  Tracking and Communication

October 19, 2015

Magazines and Books

October 26, 2015

Online Resources

November 2, 2015

Cold Connections


Cold Connections

November 9, 2015


November 16, 2015

Tips and Tricks

November 23, 2015

Creative Block

November 30, 2015


December 7, 2015

Lampwork and Glass Fusing


Lampwork and Glass Fusing

December 14, 2015

Workroom Safety

December 21, 2015


December 28, 2015

Reflections on 2015


Static Events



Our blog is a great place to start.  2014 was jam-packed with themed creations from our weekly challenges.  If you want to check out the inspiring designs, just start browsing through the pages.  In 2015, we will be adding more technically informative blog posts as well as snippets of discussion on various jewelry-making topics.


SRAJD Facebook Pages

Our Main Discussion Page:

Here is where all the chit chat happens before it goes anywhere else.  If you want to be at the forefront of the happenings, this is the place to be.  This group page is for discussions of anything related (and occasionally not related) to the jewelry making business.  We ask questions, we share inspiration, we discuss technique, etc.  This is a private group, so outsiders can’t see what we discuss or share.

Our Fan Page:

AKA our “FB Business Page”.  Here is where you will show the public your creations.  Active SRAJD members are encouraged to share two of their listings per day.  You post the URL to your listing and by the next morning I will have transferred it to the main timeline where everyone can see it.  Get interactive too!  The more we share, like, and comment on posts from our fan page, the more these posts will show up on the timelines of our friends and then friends of friends, etc.

Our SEO Page:

Where we discuss search engine optimization.

Our Photography Page:

Where we discuss issues related to cameras, photography, and photo editing.

Our Critique Page:

Where you can get a critique of your online shop and help others by offering insight into theirs.

Our Destash Page:

Where you can get rid of some of your excess supplies and/or pick up some great deals from other SRAJD members.

Our Etsy Treasuries Page:

Where we promote our Etsy shops through treasuries and other activities.


SRAJD Pinterest Boards

Active members post two links a day to their online listings:


Additional advertising and promotion for the SRAJD members who take out ads on the website:


Etsy treasuries


Useful jewelry making info




July 29, 2015


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