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Museum-Quality Reproductions and Membership Discounts Taken from the Artist

In a daily experience filled with political pretense and lies, the suggestion that a renown museum sells "museum-quality reproductions" "starting at $30" is mind blowing fake. Imagine the museum advertisement testifies that this is "custom Art on Demand reproduction from the exhibition" when in fact it is another piece of trash not even worth what you pay for it.

Anyone ever wonder about this and all the other junk in the Gift…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on May 18, 2017 at 12:27am — 4 Comments

Exhibition Issues Both Good and Bad Solutions

Photo Credit: Steven Michaels Photography



For years I have attempted to take photos and display jewelry from the Recycle Collection. For…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 27, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Did you ever wonder what the 404 error page looks like on your website?

Oh Vey! 404 Error page from The Jewish Museum  

Test your website!…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Purchase of ART or CRAFT Does NOT Purchase the Copyright or the Right to Copy

With the rise of scanning, 3-D printing, maker-bot and a host of classes, the growth of craft has a new maker audience that wants to make without design skills or confidence in their creativity. So where do they find their ideas? You know....they copy.



Have you…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on August 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How is Jewelry Selected for a Museum Collection?

Have you ever wondered "How is Jewelry Selected for a Museum Collection?"



This question has always intrigued me. I am always looking for answers. When I noticed that my bracelet was posted as the Crafthaus Mastead Image, the question surfaced again.…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on June 1, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I Love Your Work and Want to Make One for Myself is not a compliment, it is a copy



The post "I love your work and want to make one for myself"  is…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

Collections, Collectors and Your Work in the Grassroots Collection

Harriete Estel Berman & Betty Talbott spoke  about the "grassroots" collection on Jay Whaley Metalsmith Bench Talk.

Betty Talbott i…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on February 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alibaba and The Forty Thieves - Are You One?

The copycat problem has become a chronic issue in the crafts community.

The thieves are every where, yet we whisper about the problems embarrassed  or afraid of the negative publicity.



It is time WE RAISED OUR VOICES IN A CHORUS of awareness about the copycat thieves.



To this end I wrote a post on the American Craft Council blog titled:…



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Added by Harriete E Berman on February 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

A Discussion about "The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet with Jay Whaley on Blog Talk Radioith J

The lecture "The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet" continues to create dialog and discussion on the Internet. Recently Jay Whaley, and I discussed the issues and four recommendations in a lively conversation on …

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 11, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet.

"The GOOD, The BAD, and The UGLY in the AGE of the Internet"

is a Keynote Address I originally gave for the International Polymer Clay Association annual conference.…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on May 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

CRAFTING Better SEO for Craftspeople and Artists

 ASK Harriete & Whaley Studios offer a podcast on Crafting Better SEO…



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Added by Harriete E Berman on January 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

IMPROVE VISIBILITY of Your Website in SEARCH RESULTS

The wonderful aspect of the internet is that it creates so many opportunities to share your art and craft.



It is THRILLING  that there are forums like here on Crafthaus to create a dialog or…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Take Responsibility for Craft Show Success

Success at a craft show starts before you even apply. Yes, this is truer than you could possibly expect.



It doesn't matter whether your work is fabulous, well designed or priced right, if it doesn't fit the show you will be disappointed. Participation in a show that does not fit your work is a waste of time and money. 



Guest Author Alison Antelman is an…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on December 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Do You Understand the Impact of Discounts?

Today's post on ASK Harriete is titled My Seasonal Stress Disorder: DISCOUNTS. It offers a short description of the issues and a link to another article about discounts by Jason Horejs.…

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

Is Your Booth Display REMARKABLE?

This post on Crafthaus is a few knock your sock off ideas for making your booth display REMARKABLE !!!!!!!!!! This is an abridged version for a wholes series of posts from ASK Harriete on display.

The whole idea for this series of posts is to be inspired by display ideas from either stores or window…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on November 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The White Tent Rehab

The series of posts on Crafthaus are an abridged version of ASK Harriete for the convenience of the Crafthaus audience. You are welcome to comment here or on ASK Harriete.

AT this point the series about the craft market place has been evolving for over a month. The issues are complex, I am trying to untangle the economic dynamics methodically.…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on October 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Over Supply, Reduced Demand, Prices Spiral

This post on Crafthaus is a condensed version of ASK Harriete.



The primary purpose is to examine the craft marketplace using the tenants of economics, the principles of supply and demand.

The interaction of supply and demand is the most fundamental concept of economics and it is the backbone of a market economy. It is described as the…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 21, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The White Tent or The White Wall - Context Matters, Diminishing Value

The previous post The White Tent or the White Wall raises an interesting question. Is the value of art or craft defined by the context? Here on Crafthaus, I am providing an abridged version of the posts. Read the full posts on ASK Harriete if you are feeling strong…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on September 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

In$urance Value, Whole$ale Price, Retail Price - Under$tand the Money

In$urance Value, Whole$ale Price, Retail Price - UNDERSTAND THE MONEY is a post on ASK Harriete. This is based on 30+ years of exhibition and shipping experience....and was reawakened again, just…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on August 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Save Money, Avoid Frustration - The Impact of Effective Shipping

Shipping connects our studios to the world.

From jewelry to sculpture, shipping companies to shipping agents, bus, train, truck, and plane, we covered all the  options that you may or may not have considered for the "Ins and Outs of…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on June 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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