The Business Chat – jewelry vocabulary

It’s another slow sales time of year so we’re back to working ON the business rather than IN the business. That combined with having just written our 2011 business plan (you did write a plan didn’t you?) means that it’s time to tackle how to sell our work for the next few posts. Even if you don’t want to quit your job and make this into your full-time occupation you still have to sell your work. Work costs money to make. Do you know how much you have invested in your craft bench? Do you track your expenses? Wouldn’t it …

Inspiration Friday

With a new year, how about we make a few little changes to our Inspiration Friday posts? This year, you pick your inspiration reference! There are lots of places to find inspiration. Photo’s, magazines, fabric, nature, patterns, textures…Have a really good look at the little things around you, and make something – anything at all. The whole point is to get you out of your comfort zone, and experiment with new beads, materials, found objects, ephemera – anything you can find! We’d love to see what you come up with. Send us a picture of your new creation, along with …