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OIl spill in gulf...

This oil seeping out and into our beautiful ocean by the minute makes me sick to my stomach. I think I'm going to make a piece ...maybe a flower or bird and drip some type of black rubber stuff on it....hum. Anyone else feeling the need to make a statement with their work?????

Added by Aimee A. Domash on June 3, 2010 at 7:28pm — 15 Comments

Earrings to Shut My Mother-In-Law Up

"Why don't you make nice jewelry that normal people can wear?" My mother-in-law is generally a sweet person, but our jewelry seriously disrupts the balance of her universe. We don't have the heart to let her

know that we actually find this amusing. Instead we made these, as a sort of offering/sacrifice. Unfortunately, we did not anticipate the law of unintended consequences, as this gesture simply reinforced her…


Added by 2Roses on June 1, 2010 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Newly completed commission...

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 28, 2010 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments

Pricing - how, when, why

recent musings.....i have been engaged most recently in repricing all of my work. i have given careful thought to this over the past couple of months & have come to realize that, in some cases, i was actually sellling my work at wholesale prices (or very close to it). so.....after some research (thanks, thomas mann), i have repriced every single item in my inventory. result - the retail price of most items has increased, from just a few dollars to as much as 30%, which is huge. those pieces… Continue

Added by Laura Teague on May 23, 2010 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Has any of your works ever been stolen ?

This is big news here: Unfortunately 5 major artworks were stolen from a Paris museum.…


Added by Julie M. on May 20, 2010 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Are You Wondering How To Price Your Work?


Pricing is one of the most difficult business issues artists have to face. Unfortunately, most people are under pricing their work.

The Professional Development Seminar during the Houston SNAG Conference recorded their program on pricing for you to listen in. (The links are listed below.) …


Added by Harriete E Berman on May 16, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Back Story

One of the cool things about handmade items is that there is almost always a story behind the piece. Take this pendant, for example. It’s made of Biggs Jasper, which comes from Oregon. We have been prospectors and rockhounds for many decades, and collected the rough used in this pendant in the late 1970’s. You generally have to get pretty far off the trail to find anything good when you’re…


Added by 2Roses on May 16, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Silver Cats Save Cats

The OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) had plans to euthanize 350 animals, but only 99 have been put down due to 'combined voices of animal welfare advocates' (from the Toronto Humane Society Article), and many people are raising money, and there is even a…


Added by Rickson on May 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

OCAC Annual Jewelry Sale!!!

Every year, the Oregon College of Art and Craft's Metals Department holds a jewelry sale to raise funds for their Visiting Artist Fund.

This money goes towards bringing in a visiting artist to teach a weekend

workshop to students at the school. It is also great exposure for

students and alumni, as well as a fantastic place to find great gifts

for yourself or others at very very good…

Added by Catherine Chandler on May 12, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Two Shows on the Horizon

Saturday, May 1, 2010…


Added by Thea Clark on May 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

I haven't made a single thing in three weeks and it is weighing on me.

I haven't made a single thing in three weeks and it is weighing on me.

What began as a well deserved break after two extra productive months has shifted into an unwelcome lull. I have illustrations to work on for two different projects, and even just sketching feels daunting. I cleaned and rearranged my studio and re-organized my supplies but i haven't been able to just spend a day at my bench and i think that is what i really…


Added by Adriane Dalton on May 6, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Andy Speaks

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art."

Andy Warhol

Added by 2Roses on May 4, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

'Dreaming Jewelry'

My work is featured in a new book called 'Dreaming Jewelry', published by Monsa Publications, Barcelona (in Spanish and English)

Added by Liana Pattihis on April 30, 2010 at 6:23am — No Comments

ART Unleashed University of the Arts Philadelphia show and sale

Featuring original paintings, drawings and prints, ceramics…

Added by Anthony Tammaro on April 22, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

Got off the sofa and went to SOFA NYC

Sunday, April 18, 2010…


Added by Thea Clark on April 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Lightdome canopy wanted

I am looking to buy a used Lightdome canopy-or something else that is specifically wind resistant and made of aluminum (not steel). I do outdoor craft fairs and I'm tired of the fear every time I leave my cheap tent set up-- to the fate of spontaneous high mountain winds. I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm also taking suggestions as to where else I might list this--ebay and craigslist were not useful.


Alison Antelman…


Added by Alison B. Antelman on April 14, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

do you need some HANGERS ?

We have approximately 70 hangers that have only been used at a few trade shows. Would be happy to send them to you for $75 including shippings. I am in Seattle.

Added by Britt Rynearson on April 14, 2010 at 5:04pm — No Comments

2Roses featured in new Lark Book "30 Minute Rings"

Made entirely of bench scraps in less than 15 minutes. 2Roses is upping the ante for those times when you just don't have 30 minutes.

Added by 2Roses on April 7, 2010 at 12:46am — 1 Comment

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