Marketing 101: Tips for Your Small Business Promotion

We artsy-crafty people do not love marketing. But it’s a necessary evil of having your own small business. It needs to be done well and often, and most of us are not good at it. The fact that we don’t necessarily enjoy it just makes it that much more difficult. But there are many lessons […]

Why Would You Write a Business Plan?

I’m sure you have heard that part of a business is a business plan, but why? You can understand why the big retailers would need one, after all they are working in big bucks, but why would a small, often one man show, bother? In the end, it comes down to whether or not you […]

Summer Blog Ring 2014

Click to see more of TheAlchemistsVessel work![/caption] Do you love handmade? Do you like to talk/write/blog? Then join us on our summer blog ring tour for 2014. Like Sandi asked a few blogs ago, what are we doing to support handmade? Blogging is a great way to support handmade. And for many different reasons than […]

Fashion Industry Supports Handmade Artists
Fashion Industry Network

The Fashion Industry Network is a business community that allows for members of the clothing industry to educate one another on various relevant topics. This site allows users to engage in open communication. This system allows questions to be asked and answers to be provided by friends and colleagues.  The fashion network, which is also […]

On Fire for Handmade is on the Hunt for your Samba Reds

Great Finds Hunt Samba Red Great Finds Hunt for Samba Red. The theme this week is the new Fall Color 2013 by Pantone. A Fiery Red is the rich foundation color on which other tones are layered Summer is nearly over and Fall is Fast approaching so lets get those beautiful creations out there! Show […]

Handmade Happenings!!
Handmade Happenings

Well boys and girls, summer is winding down, children will be going back to school and life will be returning to some state of normal. For most I hope. Few things to look at, first we are starting a fall blog ring. The details can be found here Blog rings are great way to support […]

Great Finds Hunt

Great Finds Hunt is On! Great Finds Hunt is up and running! We are always on the Hunt for Handmade Creations! Come join in on the Fun! Every Wednesday we host a Great Finds Hunt on the On Fire for Handmade Site. To participate simply copy and paste the link to your item in the […]

Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to send out warm holiday wishes, hope everyone has a safe and prosperous day. Enjoy family and friends and hopefully some good food. Remember to take a moment and thank a vet for helping gain our independence, I think of my father for his service in the Korean War. I think of Kimberly’s […]

Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father's Day from Handmade Artists

This is just a short and sweet shout out to all the fathers out there. Hope you get a hug and a smile from your children and those you love on this special day. Here’s a virtual hug from us here at Handmade Artists’, keep up the good work out there and continue raising the […]

Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mothers Day

Just wanted to say a quick Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful women out there. You are one of the keys to our future and we should all be forever grateful for the love that each and every mother has given to their children. My mother passed in 2003 and I still sent […]


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