May 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Crafting a Niche Market with Unique Cowboy Boots

Lisa Sorrell

"You're Running Wild" by Lisa Sorrell

Last year's SNAG Professional Development…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 31, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Inspiring Crafthaus

Over the last few months, I have been inspired to make specific pieces in response to several "call for entry" postings on Crafthaus. First up, we have Loren Angulo's "Behind the Brooch", an exhibition and book about the way in which makers embellish the back of their brooches and how it relates to the…


Added by The Justified Sinner on May 30, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Earrings Up, Don't Take 'em Lying Down

One of the questions that frequently comes up is:  "What makes a good photo?" There are many possibilities of good photos  ....too numerous to mention, so I would like to focus on earrings.

Below are the most common mistakes

in photographing earrings
 AND earrings solutions for good photos. 


Generally, earrings should NOT be photographed lying down at an…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mokume Gane Workshop at Genevieve Flynn Studio

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT/  Deb Weld, Jennifer Finley, Julie Van Hoecke, Whitney Wilson, Eric Burris, Danae Natsis

at Genevieve Flynn Studio Kansas City, MO, May, 2012

  On May…


Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on May 21, 2012 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

The Miracle Cure for Absolutely Everything!

Presenting a brand new collection

The Miracle Cure for Absolutely Everything!


This unisex collection consists of studs and pin brooches and comes in a variety of finishes including silver, gold plating and powder coating.

So far I have had a…


Added by Grace Page on May 11, 2012 at 5:56am — No Comments

"Scotland the What?" and "Apocalypse Cow"

I've been a bit distracted by family matters over the last two weeks and haven't really been doing very much of note, though unfortunately, I have had to cancel the "Scotland the What?" exhibition on Crafthaus, scheduled for the end of this month. Both Jeff Zimmer and myself have independently suffered a personal loss at the same time and have not managed to collate the show at all. The plus side of this, however, is that Brigitte has re-scheduled for October 2013 and this gives us the…


Added by The Justified Sinner on May 10, 2012 at 12:18pm — 3 Comments

Graduation, Job, Studio, Is There a Recommended Direction?

Life Flower Pin by Harriete Estel Berman

Considering the time of year,
 this question from Eva, a student at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, seems very timely. She asks:

"Do you suggest that we find a job after graduation or set up our own studio…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Heart Pendant

My custom work keeps me happily working with gold.  Here's the most recent piece - a pendant designed around a natural "heart" shaped Australian boulder opal.  She was very happy with the results.…


Added by Deborrah Daher on May 9, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Who is Responsible for Damage to Work On Consignment?

A question from Pei Sze, student at Academy of Art, San Francisco: "If we put our works on consignment and it gets damaged, who is usually responsible for the damage?"

CONSIGNMENT Contract from the Professional Guidelinesact2010_Page_1 The ANSWER is in your consignment contract.…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 3, 2012 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

A Firing Guide for COPPRclay (4PAM_13)

Okay, I've officially given up on catching up to my 4PAM posts, so I'm going to venture forward, and hope I can make up for the missing posts as I go along. So,…


Added by Wanaree Tanner on May 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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