“Talk like a Pirate Day” September 19th on handmadeartists.com


September 19th is “Talk like a Pirate Day.” Just for the entire silliness of this day, Avast, me hearties! (pay attention!) Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Make no mistake. We do. But it’s a little hard to articulate why, especially when you’ve made the mistake of referring to your […]

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Meet Liz of “LOVEwhatIdo”

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Liz of LOVEwhatIdo is a wife and mother of 2 wonderful girls and has her shop right here on HandemadeArtists.com. She has always loved being creative and passed that gene to her Children. Macrame bracelets came across as a fun project with her youngest child and she, Mom, has been hooked ever since! Look at […]

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More to a Craft show than Your Product

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In addition to all the physical items to cross off your craft show list why not take a few minutes to think about the psychology of selling at craft shows and see if that doesn’t help to increase your sales. Many studies have been done on the psychology of selling and the big boys know […]

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Expanding With Pinterest


Like so many of you small businesses out there, I try to keep my eye out for new ways to promote and connect with potential customers. There are so many new online applications popping up on a regular basis, it is always tough to know which ones are a good use of our time and […]

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The Language of Color

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Pink is soft, comforting, gentle; red is bold, dangerous, alarming and dramatic. Blue is calm, serious, suggesting allegiance and loyalty. Yellow and green remind us of springtime, newness, happiness. Pantone.com is a color monitoring site that predicts the fashion hues of each season. The Pantone prime color of 2014 is called Radiant Orchid, red toned […]

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A Journey from Rock to Jewelry


About two months ago, a man contacted a local brick and mortar jewelry store. He walked in with a 20 pound rock. He asked the bench jeweler what it was. The jeweler said, that he did not know how to identify a rock, but he knew someone who could help him. So I got a […]

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Falling Leaves Day

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As weather turns cooler, one of the most amazing sights to see is the leaves turning colors and falling from the trees…of course, you then have to rake them up but then you can jump in them! In honor of this wondrous sight I present to you Falling Leaves Day and some beautiful handmade treasures […]

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Cappuccinos Are On Me


Cappuccinos Are On Me A Polymer Clay Key-chain Tutorial By Beverley Start August 2013 Here’s a fun and easy polymer clay picture tutorial for clayers at all levels of expertise. I handmade this tiny mug filled with frothy cappuccino and wanted to share. OK so the colors of clay you will need are white for […]

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When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Flintknapper!


I was interviewed on a live radio show not too long ago about the upcoming (now past) Cedar City Summer Arts Festival. One of the questions asked by the DJ was ,”What kind of art can we see at the show?” “We have all the traditional fine arts represented,”I began. “Painters, sculptors, potters… and there […]

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A Story about Artistic Inspiration

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How does inspiration come to you? Poet Ruth Stone relayed this to Writer Elizabeth Gilbert As [Stone] was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out, working in the fields and she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape. It was like a thunderous train of air and […]

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