Sunday, November 1, 2009

8) More handmade goodies

Caring for my elderly mother with moderate Alzheimers, is difficult at times. After caring for my mom, I work on my glitter art and I find wonderful handmade or beautiful creations.
Painting and window shopping relieves my stress. I hope you enjoyed viewing the great handmade goodies. I enjoyed finding and searching things to please the eye. Have fun going window shopping.

#36) All4theta: Beautiful illustrations and watercolors




















#35) Wordzoflife: handstitched
words of inspiration.






















#34) donidodesigns: Hand crochet scarves























#33) suzannw Runyan: Sewn kid blanket snuggle





























32) JulieMagersSoulen: Beautiful Photography

7) New fun and creative handmade crafts

I keep finding great thing so you don't have to.




















#30) Jewerlybynaia: jewerly




















#29) ForteDecor: Handmade soaps and candles















#28) SpiritofGiving: Personalized hooded towels for kids

















#27) irynahamilton: Cute beaded baby shoes

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Online Marketplaces to Sell Crafts & Art

1) Etsy: Sign up is free, .20 cent list for 4 months/3.5% transaction fee when item sells.

2) Shopmandmade: Our service is free because it is advertiser sponsored. When you list an item you choose from one of several sponsors who will pay us the 25¢ listing fee. The more items you list, the more money we make…but not from you.
  • Commission: You can choose any commission you wish. 0% is fine. eBay charges 12%. You pick what you think is fair. We thank you if you do. 

  • Rainforest protection: Choose to pay 10¢ or 25¢ to help protect the rainforest…which you pay only when your item sells. It's optional, but it's a good thing. 

  • Galleries: You can list items in our Galleries. Items sell well without being listed in them, really. Our strong advice is to not list in galleries until you have become an experienced seller. They are not necessary.

3) Madeitmyself:  Listing is still FREE, countdown to SELLING FEES has begun. NOTE: All fees will be waived until further notice. If you receive an invoice, please contact support@madeitmyself.com and we will be sure to negate any charges.

Listing fees per item:

30 days = $0.05
60 days = 
$0.10
120 days = 
$0.20
180 days = 
$0.25
Commission fees per item: 3% flat rate
Listing fees apply when an item is listed (or multiple quantities of items are listed) onto
Madeitmyself.com. Commission charges take place only when an item is sold.
(e.g. You are selling 20 of the same item, 20 listing charges will apply.)


4) ArtFire: Online Marketplace. Free basic shop/ Full featured account@$12 month.  No transaction listing, and no hidden fees. 

5) ArtFlock: Place to sell Artwork, illustration, potters, jewellers, sculptur, painter,photography, etc...There is a small commission fee against each item sold as follows:
• 3.5% for items sold through your Website Publisher site
• 5% for items sold through ArtFlock.com.com
• 15% for items sold through 
MyDeco.com (an interiors site – you are able to opt our of this option)

6) CafeHandmade: Virtual Craft Show.  Special savings- 13 wks:$25, 2 wks:47.00, 4 wks $10.00
Vitual Booth: 
  • A row of 5 pictures sized 650×132. note: If you choose to create your own booth image, please also include single pictures for us to use in our marketing and/or other places throughout the site.
  • Shop name.
  • Description of your work.
  • Links to your “Around the web” information, ie: Shop, Blog, Twitter
  • Dedicated URL for your Virtual Booth accessible for the duration of your reservation.
7) FuzzB: $5 month, $25 year (till end of 2009), No hidden fees, listing, final sale fees. Will pay you a buck for every new  member  you bring in.

8) Handmadecraftshow: Virtual Craft Show.  Over 110,00 visitor to the site
Rent A Booth  Regular Sized Booth That Are Placed On Main Aisles A thru C
Main Aisles:

         Aisle A $14.95/month

         Aisle B $12.95/month (Rent 15 weeks for $30.00)

         Aisle C $12.95/month (Rent 15 weeks for $30.00)

         Aisle D $12.95/month (Rent 15 weeks for $30.00)

        *Add Your Etsy Mini To Your Booth For An Additional $1.00

  Etsy Mini Booth – $4.95/month

 Artist Spotlight:  Without Booth Rental $9.95/month

                            With Booth Rental $6.95/month

1 yr One Way Link Exchange: $2.95/year

 Artist Exhibit: FREE


Thursday, October 8, 2009

6) Handmade Finds

Great finds of all things handmade.

#25) bonnie bear: Adorable Knitted bears






















#24) TUTreasures, QTQUAKERPARROT: flux
stained glass,window clings, jewelry,home d├ęcor


















#23) FrawgzDezignz: Chainmail jewelry


















#22) moonlightbeadworks: Steampunk jewelry
















#21) EricSuch: Beautiful Illustration

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Helpful Handmade Crafters Sites

I've found more useful website to help promote your business. Check them out,  fun thing to try.

Etsy Giveaway: Handmade and unique gifts participating in contest to win FREE prizes.  Submit prizes to increase traffic to your etsy shop.









etsyminibook: Fun way to make a mini etsy book for your website. Animation with turning pages and prices.  
(I haven't create one yet, but will soon.)








Cafe Handmade: A virtual craft show with contest. It's like a crafter mall, but virtual.







AmericanCraftGuide: Free community and supporters of all things handmade. Make new friends.





IheartHandmade: Seasoned Inspired Marketplace.  Place to fine more crafts.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

5) Fabulous finds

More beautiful and unique things to share. I'm amazed on such creative talent. You got to buy handmade.

#19) Naked Jewelry Beautiful metal jewelry





















#18) Seedling jewelry- beautiful jewelry

















#17) RainbowLane- unique pocket mirror




















#16) lizziboo- cute felt creations





Thursday, September 17, 2009

4) Fabulous Finds

I keep finding great handmade crafts to excite you. Some are simple, elegant, charming and unique. I thought this could help you when your Christmas shopping or need a gift for a special occasion. Instead of looking for a needle in a hay stack, visit these talented crafter's site and share some love.

#15) Jessejanes: Scrabble pendents




















#14) Haannh's: hand painted batik fabric for fashion,sewing and home decor.





















#13) Vintz, Chainmailler: Beautiful wired jewelry



















#12) CDChilds: Stained glass




















#11) BMBNcreations: creative tissue box covers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2) Fabulous Finds: Handmade

These are made by other artists, friends and followers who create beautiful art, handmade crafts, adorable things. I thought you would like to see what special artist and crafters are making. You can find them on Etsy.com.

#10) taperstry316: Illustration and paintings


























#9) loriforney: Cute denim purses and bags



















#8) TerryAnn: Asian fabric purses, clutches, apron











#7) 88Links: Chainmaille jewelry



















#6) terbearco: Custom Rubberstamps