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Gift Certificates Now Available!

Want to hint to your honey about a piece of jewelry or a book or DVD? Be subtle and forward this message with a wink wink, nudge nudge.



Gift certificates now available from http://www.victorialansford.com/gift.html



Get/give a gift that is as unique as your love!



Gift certificates available from victorialansford.com good on all available artwork, book, and DVDs. Not redeemable for workshops or commission work. Status of available artwork updated periodically but… Continue

Added by Victoria Lansford on February 11, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Emma is Featured in Local Blog

I am featured in a Washington Post blog: http://fashionwashington.com/obd2.html
Check it out!

Added by Emma Villedrouin on February 11, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Why are we here?

I am currently the president of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen here in Pennsylvania, USA. I wrote this article for our newsletter to get involvement by our membership. I'm posting it here, because this site is about community. Thanks Brigitte for a great site!



“ART plays no clear role in our culture.”

“ARTISTS have little direct contact with their audience”

“ART MAKING is indulged, but rarely rewarded.”

Ted Orland in “The View From The Studio Door”



I’m… Continue

Added by George Balock on February 3, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Materials

The main materials I am working with are plastic, enamel and stones.
Any comments and suggestions about the pieces are more than welcome.

Added by Katharina Moch on January 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Quote from our new president

"...know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."

Added by Chris Pettingill on January 21, 2009 at 5:31am — No Comments

My article written for Etsy is up!

My article for Etsy is up! CLICK HERE to read the article.



The topic is Submitting Images to Galleries for Review.



Offering information to a new audience this article is Part 2 of 4 in the Gallery Go-getter series on Etsy.



Other articles in the series are written by Don Friedlich and Andy Cooperman.…



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Added by Harriete E Berman on January 20, 2009 at 6:52pm — 5 Comments

LizMathews.blogspot.com

Visit my blog! LizMathews.blogspot.com

Added by Liz Mathews on January 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book release: All Chained Up



The latest in Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series, provides clear consice instructions for eight fused chain patterns with endless variations. With more than 150 full-color process photographs, the easy to follow instructions will have even the novice metalsmith weaving and creating ancient and modern design chains. Over 50 photographs of work incorporating all the of the chains will further inspire you to advance… Continue

Added by Victoria Lansford on January 3, 2009 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

New Book titled, Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects

The new book titled Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects is designed to function as a book and catalog for an exhibition of the same name. There is a WHOLE CHAPTER ABOUT MY WORK.

The primary focus of the exhibition and book is the influence of manufactured items transformed into sculpture and objects. The crafting of the work is a topic that runs throughout the book written by Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on December 24, 2008 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

MJN 09 exhibit, looking for international gallery interest, to tour!

Hi all,



You may remember Architectonics, if not please see http//www.architectonicsjewellery.co.uk.

MJN are planning another exhibit based on Human Rights in 09 which will launch in Manchester within the summer. We are looking for international and EU galleries who will be interested, in housing this exhibit, by Manchester Jewellers Network.

Please see www.manchesterjewellersnetwork.co.uk for information on the network.



Please feel free to contact me… Continue

Added by Samantha Mills on December 8, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Jeweler's Resource Bureau & Etsy...

I am excited to announce that I was interviewed by Frank Stankus of the Jeweler's Resource Bureau for their "What Works" series. The article entitled "What Works: Selling Your Goods on the Etsy Craft Site" is a candid, tactful and informative introduction to Etsy for members of the Jeweler's Resource Bureau.…

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Added by Danielle Miller-Gilliam on November 21, 2008 at 8:49pm — No Comments

2Roses Inventory Management System


2Roses, a global leader in adornment solutions employs state-of-the-art inventory management systems to ensure world class stock to dock supply chain efficiency and just-in-time manufacturing processes to meet global demand for stuff.

Added by 2Roses on November 14, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Brookly Artists and Fleas...Williamsburg Brooklyn





Hello all of you beautifully creative peoples. Just wanted to let you know about a great show and sale in Williamsburg Brooklyn NewYork. Artists and Fleas



I'll be showing and selling my work on Sat. Nov. 15th. and Sat. Dec. 13th. Looking forward to seeing you all there.



"Hope not… Continue

Added by Anthony Tammaro on November 9, 2008 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

Danielle Miller - 2009 NICHE Awards Finalist



I was recently informed that my "Kinetic Mod Necklace" has been chosen as one of the 2009 Niche Awards Finalists! The winners of the awards will be announced on February 15, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA at a banquet and ceremony during the Buyers Market of American Craft.

Wish me… Continue

Added by Danielle Miller-Gilliam on October 19, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Podcast with Arlene Fisch- Innovator of Textile Techniques with Metal

I just discovered www.weavecast.com.

Here is an interesting interview with Arlene Fisch.



http://www.weavecast.com/2006/04/episode-3-weaving-mettle-with-arlene.html


Enjoy

Added by Thea Clark on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

$$$ Pricing Your Work - How much is your child worth? $$$



The most horrid thing to do for most artists is coming up with that infernal and dreaded demon of all...COST!



How does one do it? We have all seem the formulas. Time x Materials x Overhead x 2 = Wholesale x 2 = Retail, or some such variation. This works well with production work I guess, doing no production work myself, but it falls short when it comes to one of a kind work.



Even if a formula worked, I couldn't really use… Continue

Added by Stevie B. on September 22, 2008 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Blog and blogging...

While I do have my own blog over at http://steviebjewelry.blogspot.com/ I may blog here a bit from time to time. Like some sort of super secret blog that only crafthausers know of.



I don't even know if the word crafthausers is appropriate.



Hmmmm....



Craft junkies?



Naw.



I sort of like crafthausers, as in people that use the social network crafthaus. It has a ring to it. Not a particularly… Continue

Added by Stevie B. on September 18, 2008 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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