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Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

The Guild logo is applied to your website with a simple piece of code found in your account dashboard displayed in the ‘Guild Logo/Insurance Badge’ panel when logged in, this shows a logo which corresponds to whatever GoJD subsription you have, Silver or Gold. When […]

Choosing a Digital Caliper

Choosing a Digital Caliper

  Calipers are one of the most useful instruments in the jewellery maker’s toolbox and a tool that has added more accuracy and ease for taking measurments both for the seasoned professional and home/hobbyist use, but choosing the right one from the vast selection of […]

Gold Members – Download Your GoJD Notice

Gold Members – Download Your GoJD Notice

Display your membership of the GoJD to the world! 🙂

Gold members are now able to download and print off as required, a Guild of Jewellery Designers membership notice for display at craft and trade fair exhibitions.

Two versions of the notice are available applicable to membership, Standard Gold and Gold Plus/Extra. The link to download is found under the ‘Information’ tab or directly from the ‘Active Resources’ box in members account dashboards.

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

A common problem we come across with guild members is the refusal of buildings insurance when an insurer finds out jewellery making is involved. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer all members, Silver and Gold, a facility for house buildings insurance. […]

Making Jewellery at Home

Making Jewellery at Home

10 years ago, making jewellery as a hobby at home was a lonely pastime, perhaps selling the odd item to family and friends and no real resources to take advantage of except for the local library, bookshops or local college courses. Nowadays, with the expansion […]

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

As we grow, we’re constantly looking for ways that we can improve on the services and value for money we provide. We are now in a position that allows us to look at adding extra value to our membership levels and two areas that we feel might be of interest are the Designer Directory and Odissa, the GoJD jewellery selling platform.

We have decided to extend the benefits on Gold memberships as follows:

  • Standard Gold and Gold Plus now include a Premium Designer Directory listing
  • Gold Extra now includes a Premium Plus directory listing and the addition of Odissa membership with unlimited listings.

What does this mean to our existing members?

Silver members remain the same.

All Gold members, please contact us to have your Designer Directory listing converted to the upgraded level and also let us know which categories you would like to appear in as we need to do that for you.

If you don’t have your listing yet, please apply below – simply choose the free option.

Upgrading to Premium listings will unlock more features.

  • long description,
  • web link,
  • extra images,
  • Facebook feed,
  • videos

Gold Extra members can take advantage of Odissa listings straight away by contacting us to create an account.

On behalf of Jayne and myself, we hope you enjoy and benefit from these enhancements and thank you for supporting the GoJD.

Cutting a Titanium Ring off a Finger

Cutting a Titanium Ring off a Finger

There are a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to […]

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Guild of Jewellery Designers.

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Guild of Jewellery Designers.

The Guild of British Jewellery Designers ‘GoJD’ is a collaboration of British jewellery designers and artisans offering support and networking opportunities within its membership base as a non-profit making organisation. Jewellers are able to subscribe to the guild initially on a free of charge basis […]

Internet Marketing 2

Internet Marketing 2

Quick reminder of the previous post, Internet Marketing 1.

 

  • Having a mobile friendly website is fundamentally important.
  • The way someone visiting your site behaves when they are on a mobile is completely different to how they behave on a desktop.
  • Attention span is reduced on a mobile.
  • Email marketing is less effective due to bombardment of spam but still worthwhile.

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Internet Marketing 1

Internet Marketing 1

Selling on the Internet – Problems and Solutions.   There has been a gradual change over the last few years with the lowering amount of sales websites are receiving online, along with fewer enquiries and a poorer responses from existing customers; it can only get […]


Welcome To The Guild of Jewellery Designers

Welcome to the GoJD members Resources and Account Management section.

Welcome to the GoJD members Resources and Account Management section.

Here members can login to their GoJD account dashboard to view and download invoices and PPL insurance documents, manage and renew subscriptions and have access to guild articles and tutorials. Also in the guild dashboard, members can reach the administrators, Alan or Jayne, and post queries through the helpdesk area.

Please choose from the navigation bar above to visit your Guild account dashboard or choose an alternative resource. If you want to join the GoJD please choose click on the link below.

For further assistance, please visit our help centre by clicking on the question mark icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

If you have a free Silver account and would like to take advantage of all the GoJD facilities, please login to your account and add a subscription.

 

 


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Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

A common problem we come across with guild members is the refusal of buildings insurance when an insurer finds out jewellery making is involved. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer all members, Silver and Gold, a facility for house buildings insurance. […]

Making Jewellery at Home

Making Jewellery at Home

10 years ago, making jewellery as a hobby at home was a lonely pastime, perhaps selling the odd item to family and friends and no real resources to take advantage of except for the local library, bookshops or local college courses. Nowadays, with the expansion […]

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

As we grow, we’re constantly looking for ways that we can improve on the services and value for money we provide. We are now in a position that allows us to look at adding extra value to our membership levels and two areas that we […]

Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

The Guild logo is applied to your website with a simple piece of code found in your account dashboard displayed in the ‘Guild Logo/Insurance Badge’ panel when logged in, this shows a logo which corresponds to whatever GoJD subsription you have, Silver or Gold. When […]

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Guild of Jewellery Designers.

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Guild of Jewellery Designers.

The Guild of British Jewellery Designers ‘GoJD’ is a collaboration of British jewellery designers and artisans offering support and networking opportunities within its membership base as a non-profit making organisation. Jewellers are able to subscribe to the guild initially on a free of charge basis […]