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Is making beautiful jewelry your passion, yet you struggle to juggle the business side of your brand? Find out what makes an independent brand truly remarkable and profitable to stand out from your competition. Tune in to Thrive by Design with host, Tracy Matthews. She’s an award winning jewelry designer, Chief Visionary Officer of Flourish & Thrive Academy and Champion for Visionaries at Creatives Rule the World. More importantly, she’s been in your shoes and loves to share her experiences, ...
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Inside the Jewelry Trade Radio Show

Rod Worley - Jewelry Business Strategist

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This show is devoted to jewelry store owners, the jewelry trade, and those who want to get a rare full access pass into the inner workings of the multi-billion dollar U.S. diamond, gemstone, fashion jewelry and watch industry. To learn more contact Rod@FourGrainer.com.
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Is your jewelry business really just an expensive hobby right now? If you have to make jewelry, but you also have to make it a viable business, today’s episode of the Thrive by Design podcast is for you. Erin Kandoll quit her jewelry business just as the pandemic was starting, because she didn’t think it would ever be able to support her family. Sh…
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There are times in your jewelry business where you might have to take a hard pivot to get what you really want. That’s where Antoinette Elizabeth found herself last year, and today on Episode #469 of the Thrive by Design podcast, she shares how she navigated that incredibly tough crossroads in her business. When a huge storm cut off tourism to Anto…
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When was the last time you added 50, 100 or 200 new subscribers to your email list? It might not be intuitive, but every festival, trunk show and trade show you sell at is a goldmine for growing your online sales. And if you have no idea how you would pull those kinds of numbers at a live event, buckle up. Alex Boxall, from Alex Kathlyn Accessories…
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What would life be like if 80% of your customers came back to buy from your website again… and again… and again? It might sound crazy, but it’s possible! This week on the show we have our Head Coach, the fabulous Chelsea Farmer of HorseFeathers Gifts, here to teach you exactly how she does it. Here’s a sneak peek of what we cover: Why return custom…
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Want the best 2024 strategies to drive more traffic to your website and sell more online? I’m sharing a bunch of super valuable data and statistics with you that prove how powerful online sales still are when growing your jewelry company (and that show you where to focus your efforts). I also walk you through how to holistically think about all of …
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How do you life-proof, recession-proof, and algorithm-proof your jewelry business? Raise your hand if you’re overly reliant on Instagram or Facebook to make sales, and you notice anytime the algorithm shifts or something changes that you see a dip in sales. If that’s the case, it’s time to think a little bit differently about these platforms. We do…
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Do you know how to use packaging to increase your product’s perceived value and bring customers back again and again? To make more money and attract more customers, you need a strong brand - and a strong brand is centered around strong packaging design! I interview Kelley Kempe who is the branding and packaging genius behind Hidden Path Creative - …
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How do you know that you’re using your strengths and challenges and those of the people you bring into your company to support your business’ growth and success? If you’ve ever wondered how the people you surround yourself with can optimize your growth instead of hinder it, then you need to use this assessment! I interview Enneagram expert Hillarie…
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What if you’re not attracting the right customers? If the people walking up to you or meeting you online aren’t your ideal customers, it’s important to understand how to reel those dream ones in. Because if you’re in a sea of the wrong customers and trying to sell to those people, your messaging and everything you’re doing won’t land with them. In …
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Today we’re talking about the power of live events and how impactful they are for growing your small business! For years, one of my favorite things to do was host events at Flourish and Thrive Academy because of the life-long relationships I made! That’s how some of my best connections and friendships were formed! I haven’t been so excited about a …
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We’re diving into some incredibly important topics about ethical and sustainable jewelry production, making, and sourcing! This is a hot topic that everyone wants to talk about and learn about, so we’re also going to explore the Ethical Metalsmiths Organization. I’ve been on their advisory board for a couple of years, and I just love what they’re d…
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Are you thinking about starting a jewelry business in retirement or have been making jewelry but haven’t gotten serious about selling it to your dream customers? Then today is for you! If you’re interested in learning about how you can make traction in your sixties, seventies, and beyond, you’re going to love this episode. Prepare to meet total bad…
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What if you could just drop a jewelry collection and make $10k in 2 days because you followed a step-by-step roadmap? If that’s a goal of yours, listen to this episode where I interview one of my students, Nicole Burch, who shares her strategy and how she started crafting $10k days for her jewelry business! The mother of a special needs son, a Reik…
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Want to know how to quickly scale your jewelry hobby into a wildly profitable business and take it to that next level (even if you want to work part-time)? If you’re ready to make a big impact this year while prioritizing what’s important in your life, then listen to this episode! I’m interviewing Audrey Allman, who started her jewelry business aft…
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Today’s episode is for all my jewelry makers out there who have zero interest in building a full-time jewelry business but who want a successful side hustle that generates full-time income! Don’t miss this invaluable chat about launching, growing, and scaling a successful jewelry business that’s aligned with your vision of success to 5, 6, 7 figure…
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Do you want to know how a single mom built a jewelry business she’s proud of so that she never has to work for someone else again, just by dedicating herself to it part-time? If you’ve been feeling like you’re floating around in the jewelry universe and you’re not sure what you stand for or what you do, then you’re going to love this interview! In …
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Want to know how a new mom built a massively successful jewelry business during “nap time”? If you’re a new mom (or even just crunched on time), and you’re trying to build your jewelry business, you might think you don’t have enough time. I totally get that… But what if you could build your business during naptime…or in just an hour or two a day? T…
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In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, I chat with business owner Ellie about how she transformed her business from foundling to flourishing with our free bootcamps and courses! Despite a traumatic brain injury, she’s become a powerful force and catapulted her business into success. If you’ve ever wondered what concrete steps you sh…
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Want to know the 14 key milestones you need to grow a successful, sustainable business past that 6-figure marker? The thing is, these milestones will help you uplevel your business and start the year off with a bang no matter what size your business or your goals are. Whether you want to have several 7-figure businesses, a 6-figure business, or mak…
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Do you want 5 easy positioning strategies to attract people who love what you do, turn them into life-long fans, and get them to refer your products over and over again? The new year is just a great time to create a fresh start and uplevel everything in your business! In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, I uncover how to overhaul …
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Is your relationship with money impacting your ability to create wealth and find enjoyment in the things that you’re doing to generate revenue? I love talking about things that are holding you back from becoming wildly successful! In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, I chat with Mike Brown - a serial entrepreneur, a former Navy pi…
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Episode #450: The 5 Steps to Manifest Your Dream Jewelry Business Want my 5 steps to manifest your dream jewelry business and make it happen in 2024? In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, this Christmas episode is a celebration for you! I make sure that you’re fully prepared and give you all the tools you need to make it your best …
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Let’s get real about something that a lot of people are afraid of - how to overcome hardship and challenges, especially bankruptcy. What do you do when you have a business that might be in a bit of trouble and you love it and want it to work - but you’re unsure what to do next? In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, my chat with Bra…
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Ready to break away from self-sabotage and gain the confidence and clarity you need to create success and sustainability in your business? Whether you’re a creative, an artist, or a jewelry business owner, if you’re trying to make a living with your art and lack confidence, keep finding new things to learn, and are overwhelmed with putting yourself…
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Did you know that if you believe it, you can achieve it? In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, you’re going to freaking love my guest today, Lia Valencia Key! She’s a bundle of joy and shares her story about reinvention and how she transformed her childhood of poverty and hardship into something positive and amazing. Raised with ve…
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