I am a new jewelry designer in NYC, about to unveil my collections and sell as both wholesaler and retailer. My line is "fashion-bridge" and I work primarily with both crystal and metal and am what you might call a "manipulater." I am currently looking for showrooms to rep me and will be sending out my portfolio within the next week or so. Going forward, I will be looking (if all goes well for me in business) for beaders & stringers to replicate my designs. My strength lies in creating necklaces and bracelets, where my weakness is definitely perfecting my skills making earrings. I am always looking and researching to find great new sources: whether it be for purchasing stones, unique metal designs, casters and artisans for hire. I am interested in this forum, so that I can "chat" to people within the jewelry industry to learn of their expertise & suggestions, while also gaining access to fabulous resources.