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Search Engines Have No Vision - Play TAG, Your IT - Create Tags for better SEO from 2.0 sites



Most 2.0 sites allow tags for images including Crafthaus. Tags are an important tool to assist search engines to find your art or craft, but unfortunately this tool is under utilized.

Do your own test! Go to the search box at the top of…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pro Nailz!

I am so excited to have my most recent round of documentation back from my photographer, Maureen Keaveny. The images came out wonderfully, and she really did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the pieces that I've recently completed. I'm most proud of the series of knuckle dusters that I've been working on, which feature bezel… Continue

Added by Islay Taylor on March 23, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Kicking, squealing, Gucci little piggy

Finally finished my earring, "The Use of Ashes". I've been wanting to make this piece on this theme for myself to wear for almost 15 years and have finally done it! It didn't even take that long to make from start to finish.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 22, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Search Engines Have No Vision - SEO for 2.0 sites like Crafthaus.

Images on the Internet can not speak for themselves because search engines can NOT see images, they only read text.

Braille Images must have text titles and descriptions for search engines to match your images with  search queries. If you want your images to be found, they need titles, and…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Farrah Al-Dujaili selected for "Mediterraneo" 2011



Jewellery designer maker Farrah Al-Dujaili has been selected for "MEDITERRANEO" an international contemporary jewellery exhibition. The colours and marine life of the Mediterranean inspired the selected piece ‘Codium vermillara’.

 

The jury was composed of three members: Rita Marcangelo, artist and owner of "Alternatives…

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Added by Farrah Al-Dujaili on March 21, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Use of Ashes

I'm sworn to secrecy on my newest project, which is a commission. That is all I can say. No photographs, no details!

In between times, however, I've been making a piece I've been meaning to make for ages: an earring on the acid-folk-psyche song, "The Jeweller" by the band, "Pearls Before Swine". This is going to be a single earring and today I managed to get quite a lot of it made:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Web Site, and Sheet Metal Corsets!

Finally, It's done!

 

My web site - proper web site that is!

 

Just still have to add music, but it is up and running! Finally!

 

Building a site is harder than I thought it would be! No wonder they charge so much.

 

Well, here it is - the link:

 

www.epicessentialsart.com

 

I hope anyone who reads this,…

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Added by Dawn M. Miller on March 17, 2011 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Search Engines Have No Vision! So Help SEO "SEE" Your Images

Search Engines can not see your images. They can not see color, black and white, in focus, out of focus, or pixelated. They are completely blind to images.  They have no vision. …

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Tag Lines and Tagalongs -- Like Girl Scout Cookies, Wildly Popular and not really good for you.

"What should I use for a tag line?"

A very common question posed to ASK Harriete.  Tagalongs Tag lines are popular, and like Tagalong Girl Scout cookies, somewhat over rated, and not really good for you.

Sorry to be so harsh, but I am kind of bemused. It seems that tag lines are something that…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

What's in a Name? Is Your Artist Identity LOST or FOUND in a sea of names?

Harriete,

Should I have a business name?  I’m stumbling and struggling on how to come up with a name.

Signed,

A reader in search for a name!

While this question is a condensed version of questions from readers, it represents a fairly frequent issue. It also highlights concerns that are relevant to the…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 10, 2011 at 10:30am — 32 Comments

At The End

"Beneath the Skin" is now complete! I am not making any more pieces for the show and the last one should have had some more details added to it, but I like it so much like this that I'm stopping:

 

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 9, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Even more cutting...

Working on the very last of the "Beneath the Skin" pieces today. As I was given the metals, the least I can do is try to use them up!

 

I spent the day cutting out the stand for a bowl:

 

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The bowl is not really practical as it has a skull in the base!

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 8, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Discovering Your Niche Markets for Increasing Web Site Visibility

The Professional Development Seminar is sponsoring an hour of discussion about Niche Marketing.

 

Questions for our speakers include the following:

  • How to discover a Niche Market?
  • Should you use your…
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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nearly There...

Finished the box for the tattoo machine, "Beneath the Skin":

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The plaque on top is engraved:

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The box is an old one which used to contain a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Society for Contemporary Craft 2011 LEAP Award Winner Announced



The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). Established in honor of SCC’s Director of Exhibitions, Kate Lydon, for her 20 years of service, the biennial LEAP Award was launched in the fall of 2007 and…

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Added by Sharon Massey on March 4, 2011 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

CraftBoston

My work was chosen to help represent the student work at Umass Dartmouth this year at Craft Boston!!!

I am not sure which piece(s) have been chosen yet, but I am so excited to be a part of such a big exhibition. Good exposure for me and Umass.

Huzza!

 

Check out CraftBoston online here:

http://craftboston.org/springindex.asp

Added by Avery Lucas on March 2, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Couple More Pieces...

I managed to finish a few more pieces for the "Beneath the Skin" show.

First piece is a brooch:

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I like this piece very much as it is the closest to the original artwork:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 1, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Your Facebook PROFILE Has Three New Options for Your Photos

Harriete Estel Berman in the studio 2010 Three are three new options for your Facebook profile that use the series of photos at…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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