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Cappuccinos Are On Me

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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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Finding Inspiration for Combining the New Colors in your Craft

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Terri from Craft Biz Blog.com Ever since I posted the Pantone Fall 2013 color palette, I’ve heard from readers saying they are having difficulty combining the colors in their work. I have a 3 word solution to that dilemma. “Take a Walk”. Just glancing at the color swatches, it does look like an odd group […]

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Blue Buddha Boutique Giveaway Winner!!!

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March 2013 Not only do crafters like to craft, they like to help other crafters craft. They even enjoy encouraging non-crafters to craft. They’re crafty like that. I consider myself pretty crafty but I’ve never tried my hand at chainmaille. I love it and marvel at it frequently but had never actually tried it until…I […]

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March is National Craft Month

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This is the month for us! Crafters, artists, and those that just love the smell of glue sticks in the morning….this month is for you! Welcome to National Craft Month and what better way to celebrate than with some amazing handmade supplies from the talented artisans on HandmadeArtists.com ? BUTTERFLIES batik appliques precision die cut […]

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2012 is Dead…… Long Live 2013….,, and Your Money!

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Ok……….. so it’s no great secret to those that know me or have read articles about me in various places, but I was, in my previous life in London, a self taught financial accountant. I worked for many years in the advertising industry and ran multi-million $ accounts. Yes, it was stressful and looking back, […]

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Handmade Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial

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Handmade Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial by Beverley Start October 2012 I handmade these adorable polymer clay pumpkins today and really loved how they turned out so I thought I’d share the process with a tutorial. 1.Take equal parts of gold, yellow, and red and mix them together leaving them a bit streaky to create a […]

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The Handmade Artist

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By Beverley Start August 2012 This is one member’s account of what being part of the Handmade Artists community is like and why I think artists and crafts people should consider membership not only to boost their online presence but to be a part of something great! Let’s begin with the Handmade Artists Blog I’m […]

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Polymer Clay – It’s What You Do With It

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By Beverley Start August 2012 Polymer clay’s sculpt-ability and low curing temperatures make it ideal for a wide variety of craft and art projects. Many people talk about giving polymer clay a try but if you’re still on the fence here’s a whole laundry list of reasons to climb down and just Go For It! […]

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I Beat those Handmade Button Blues

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By Beverley Start, March 2012 I’ll be enjoying one of those afternoons where I will be cruising the internet and finding inspiration again and again, meeting new artists, and just loving the access we have these days because we’re all online. I mean, it’s such a wonderful thing that we can interact with artists across […]

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Article Marketing for your Handmade Business

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Article marketing for your handmade business can be a low cost and effective way to bring traffic to your shop and/or blog. Just like guest blogging offers back-links to your website , article marketing gives you the opportunity to include a link back to your shop or blog in the biography box. What is Article […]

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