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Where Creativity Thrives

In this competitive day and age, professionals from all walks of life have their eyes set on improving their skills in order to remain relevant in the job market. Understanding the latest advances in your field keeps you relevant rather than...

Reflecting Upon Reflectors

Using reflectors is habit-forming because they are just such an easy way to get better pictures--although sometimes it can get a little extreme. Once, while touring a museum, I was asked by the public relations director to take a quick shot of a...

Pushing the Boundaries

Jerry Moran calls himself an ordinary guy, a former Marine who's spent his career building, refurbishing, and repurposing both commercial and military aircraft. His jewelry line, however, is no ordinary jewelry collection. As Moran explains, ''It...

Wholesale Artists Shine

''I hand fabricate everything from silver and gold, and draw my inspiration from a combination of architecture and nature. I enjoy balancing strong structures with delicate textures and patterns,'' says Megan Clark. www.meganclarkjewelry.com Garden...

Order Up!

The Brooklyn-based artist works under the moniker of Object + Totem. Her ceramic creations have been sold at upscale boutiques and specialty shops, and her jewelry has been available at Anthropologie. Ahn sees herself as a new breed of clay artist,...

Focus: A Very ''Green'' Christmas

Made in the USA, the Centerpiece Basket is created from recycled bamboo chopsticks. Formed from natural bamboo, which can decompose, the basket is able to fold up flat. Made from chopsticks that have been used and are ready to be discarded, the...

Focus: Christmas in July Wish List

Artist erin l. meharg harris (yes, the lower case is intentional) fell under the spell of Noel noise this summer. "My trio of sterling silver bells makes a very sweet sound. They are definitely the type of jingle bells that anyone would adore!" the...

M: Marketing

A lot of marketing ideas are expensive and/or time consuming. Fortunately, there are creative and cheap (or free) ways to get the word out about your craft. Here are some ideas to consider:

Valuing Merchandise and Time

Well, your friend is partly right in urging you not to mess with the established value of an artist's work. It is always the job of the dealer to build the value of an artist's work and then to work to maintain that value. However yours is a special...

Customize Your Settings

Besides writing columns about photography and working for a couple of photo Websites, I am the resident photo expert at www.wholesalecrafts.com. The site is a meeting place for craftspeople and crafts buyers and my job is to answer questions that...

Mosaic Masterpieces

Jacqui Ridley always drew, took art classes when she was an undergrad at Wayne State University, ran a successful bakery business, and found ways to nurture her creative spirit. But something shifted within her when she started playing with pieces...

Making the Leap

Jennifer Marie Hofmann has been making soap since 2009. It all started with one batch of soap and she couldn't stop. Fascinated by the science of soapmaking, she found it was the design possibilities that captured her love for the craft. She...

Business Boot Camp

In a nutshell, there are two things that artists need most: money and information on how to earn and manage that money. Sometimes, one thing is needed more than the other--how many sculptors are ready to show and sell new work, but can't pay a...

Alice Grau - Red-Hot Mama

Creative director Alice Grau is not your grandmother or mother's idea of a company bigwig. Talented, driven, and articulately committed to finding and bringing ''social justice to the world,'' Grau is in the enviable position of actually being able...

Stockpiling Stock

While artist and chandler Amina Ahmad has a few strategies for unloading her discontinued literary candles, her problem is essentially one of conscious decision making. When artists have items that are new or well-established and they are not...

Catching Flies with Honey

It seems like such an easy thing to say bad things about your competition, especially if you have a legitimate reason. In truth, however, badmouthing can come back to bite you in the butt ... big time. My husband and I have operated our woodcraft...

Pearls of Wisdom

When Anne Bliss heads to her local grocery store, she's sure to return with more than just what she's penned on her list. A trip to the supermarket or her nearby mall ends with "compliments all the time while I'm out. I hear the identical feedback...

Is the Price Right?

Having a well-thought-out pricing strategy is fundamental to the success of your retail business. It drastically affects the sales of your merchandise, the satisfaction of your customers, and the health and profitability of your business. There are...

Business Tips A to Z

The mission of is to inform, instruct, and inspire both the beginning and the established professional craftsperson and crafts retailer. Here are some of the best insights from this past year. New designs are really key to driving sales. I have a...

Low-Budget Dazzle

It takes approximately 1,000 watts of bright white light to illuminate a 10-by-10-foot space and properly knock out the shadows--making the art for sale dazzle. It continues to amaze me that many artists do not utilize light--a valuable tool in...
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