The Business Chat – craft show tips

So you’re off to a craft show! Good for you! Having participated in over 150 (to be honest I’ve lost track) shows I know how many hours of frenzied preparation you’ve put into this event. Are you ready? I mean really ready? Not just your inventory but are you ready to DO the show? Sometimes we focus too much on the product and forget all the other parts of doing a show. It’s not just about what you sell at the show, it’s about building your clientele, marketing your brand, the contacts you make and how you use all of …

Inspiration Friday

Hi all, I didn’t get much of a chance to actually get any jewelry made this week. I’ve been highly distracted with making little copper bits, and adding various patina’s to them. I’ve showed them off enough, so I’ll spare you from having to look at them again. 😉 One thing I’ve been playing with especially is heat patinas. I’ll try to get a little video done next week to show you how it’s done. I finally started to get some absolutely amazing colours and peacock effects. For a stunning example of a heat treated copper/mixed media – I found …