New for 2024! Something that is missing in Boulder County is a supportive space where working independent jewelers can gain information and share ideas on the business side of jewelry making, and we are here to fill that gap!
Jen created this business development series which will be held monthly with a daytime and an evening session, to provide small bits of information and provide an active workshop component so that you walk away feeling empowered to work "on" your business vs. "in" your business!
In this first session you will learn:
- Why most people don't achieve their goals
- How to create goals that yield results
- How to get clear on what you really want
- Create your 2024 plan and Q1 plan
Class duration: 2 hours, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on January 9.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is January 2, 2024. After this date, no refunds or credits will be given. Please review our FAQ page for directions. By registering for the class you agree to our policies.
About the instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames:
A former exercise physiologist and triathlete, Jen retired from her fitness career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014.
Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio) from 2012-2016. She decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014 and opened Silver Peak Studio in July 2020.
She is the owner, designer, and metalsmith of Jen Lesea Designs, (2009-present); her jewelry is sold in over 50 stores, including Fallingwater Museum Store, the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop, and the national catalog Uncommon Goods. Her experience and work has landed her local and national press. Jen is an Applied Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA.
Jen has sold over $1.5 million in her jewelry line, and knows first-hand, what it takes to be a successful working independent artist.
Her fun and friendly nature is apparent in everything she does, whether its teaching metalsmithing, talking to art show patrons, or supporting her fellow jewelry artists in growing their business.
A few of Jen's favorite things is recreating outdoors, traveling, and hanging with her fur babies (kitties), Addie and Stevie.