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Site Support / I'm back ( again)
« Last post by MsMartyD on July 13, 2019, 06:59:08 PM »
I  spend a lot  of  time  snooping  the  net  and  for  some crazy  reason  I  allowed myself  to  stumble across several  sites  I  don't use  any more. I am  very concerned  about  this  site.   If  I want  handmade  and am not  smart enough to  make an item  I  want  a  crafts person in this country to  do it....   ya  know....   support  the  old  home  team  kind of stuff.    Are  we  in  danger of  becoming  ETSY  2?  .  I  do  appreciate  all  that  I  see  here   and  I  hope  you  won't  fade  away.
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Handmade Highlights / Re: Just because...
« Last post by HERSCHEL on July 06, 2019, 05:44:05 AM »
Decent need to accomplish something like this with mine
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Handmade Artists' Shop (HAFshop) / Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Last post by MsMartyD on June 21, 2019, 01:55:52 PM »
The  key  word  being  cave Man.....   Joe  had  his  own  machine  shop  for  a  time  before retirement  but  couldn't  spell anything.   I  used  to  tease  him  that  it   was  a  good  thing  his  name  is  Joe.....   he  might not  be  able  to  sign  his  checks.
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General Discussion / Re: marketing, etc
« Last post by ManituOkahasStudio on June 18, 2019, 08:40:41 AM »
I've found a site that I'm finding useful.  Check out 34 Ways To Promote Your Online Shop Like A Pro.  That in conjunction with browsing the bits in the forum are helpful.
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Handmade Artists' Shop (HAFshop) / Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Last post by GONZALO on June 13, 2019, 07:28:43 AM »
Much obliged to you such a great amount for this fix Wacom! Its MUCH calmer now, and doesn't turn out to be exceptionally hot either. Exceptionally valued!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself
« Last post by chainmaille on June 13, 2019, 06:46:27 AM »
Welcome Gini!, Jump in a make yourself at home. We do  have an instagram here https://www.instagram.com/handmadeartists/
Just never posted a link LOL
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself
« Last post by GinspiredArts on June 12, 2019, 03:09:03 PM »
Hey y'all!  I'm Gini of Ginspired Arts.  I am a silversmith, painter, woodworker, chainmailler, builder and all-around artsy-fartsy type.
I was on Etsy back when it was only handcrafted stuff, then they decided to become what is basically an online WalMart so I stepped away.  I still have a shop there where I sell jump rings for maillers that gets pretty much no action.
I can't believe this site has been around since 2009 and I just found it.  I'm so glad this is here.
I'll set up my shop and hopefully start selling.  I spend about 5 months a year on an island in the Caribbean, so I won't be able to sell during that time...hopefully I'll be able to put my shop here on vacation during that time.

I do have one question...why is there not a "follow us" link to Instagram?  Just wondering.
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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« Last post by MsMartyD on June 12, 2019, 07:34:23 AM »
I  had  both  hips  replaced  in  1989....    2  separate  trips  to  the  hospital.    Most  days  the hips   are all  I  have that  don't hurt.    I   recommend  it  to  all  I   see. 
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General Discussion / marketing, etc
« Last post by ManituOkahasStudio on June 09, 2019, 08:15:21 AM »
I'm a relatively new member with a developing shop.  I need a few pointers and suggestions.  I have very limited resources and internet experience.  First:  The banner and profile seem to require exact pixilated photos.  Is this true and is there a way around it without a camera that will pixilate.  I've tried it on my computer an it is proving extremely difficult to get it right.
Second:  Does google search by title, key words or both?
Third:  My previous experience is with physical shows,  I could use some specific suggestions for promotion.
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General Discussion / Re: What are you doing today?
« Last post by iKnitQuiltSew on June 06, 2019, 10:57:23 PM »
Thank you so much! It will be an adventure :D
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