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Velkommen - specieldesign. Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First. Gypsy earrings – handmade chandelier earrings – Gypsy, Yellow Article by: Jenny Hoople Lots of people have been asking me lately what they should know about setting up a shop on Etsy.

Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First

Here I’ve gathered together the articles that have been golden nuggets of advice for me in a sea of information. Know at the beginning that making amazing products is only half the battle, the other half of your time will be making sure that the right people are aware of them. I’ve found that the marketing part of owning an indie craft business is just as fun and creative as the making part. If you start reading these articles and it all seems boring and you’re disappointed that there are no quick-fixes, then you’ll want to take aside some time to really evaluate what you want to do with your creative impulse.

The first set of articles that you want to bookmark and begin your reading adventure with is the Etsy Seller’s Handbook. Happy crafting friends, and good luck to you! 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there?

20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects

Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. Anything from soda pop cap lids to spoons and more. You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk.

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Origami/Paper. Home/Decor. Wearables. DIY Ideas & Tutorials. A Beautiful Mess. Hey, friends! I'm here to share my new favorite happy hour recipe! It's fresh, herbal-y, and citrus-y. Mojitos were my first favorite cocktail, and I still love them, but finding new combinations is my current obsession.

I'm thinking about planting an herb garden on my porch this weekend. Have any of you done this? Needed: White rum, club soda, fresh basil, fresh mint, fresh raspberries, two limes, basil raspberry simple syrup (recipe below). Raspberry Basil Simple Syrup, makes two cups. 1 cup sugar 1 cup water5-10 raspberries 3-6 basil leaves In a small pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Allow your syrup to cool completely in the pot, then strain it into a glass or jar. You can keep this syrup covered for two weeks or longer in the refrigerator. Raspberry Basil Mojito, serves one. 2 ounces white rum1 ounce simple syrupjuice of one lime5 fresh mint leaves, chopped5 fresh basil leaves, choppedfresh raspberries club soda. C.R.A.F.T. Crafty Ideas. Make It and Love It. V and Co. DIY. How About Orange. Mission accomplished!

How About Orange

The antique spinach dip tile on the dining room fireplace has been successfully disguised with removable panels. Apologies, Rookwood fans. But don't despair. If someday you buy this house from us, you can pull off these sheets of embossed thermoplastic and the spinach dip will be yours to enjoy. Yum. I used Fasade backsplash sheets for this makeover, which I first saw in a rack at Home Depot. Fasade panels come in different sizes for walls, ceilings, and backsplashes in a variety of finishes and designs: modern, traditional, and industrial.

I measured the swatches and determined that each repeat is a 3" square. Supplies included a cutting mat, utility knife, ruler (this plastic quilting one didn't slide around as much as my metal cork-backed one), tape measure, kitchen scissors for trimming off extra bits, and a Sharpie. Each panel is covered with a protective plastic film you remove at the end of the job. Tedious but worth it. Geninne's Art Blog. I thought today I'd tackle the answer to the question I'm asked the most: "What material do you use to make your stamps?

Geninne's Art Blog

" This is my humongous stash of Staedtler's MasterCarve rubber carving blocks. Unfortunately this wonderful material has been discontinued for a few years and it doesn't look like it's making a comeback any time soon. I have enough to last me a decade I guess :-) There is a brand that is very similar and we used it during the stamp carving workshop I taught in Toronto last year, it's called MooCarve. The nice thing about it is that it has the same thickness as the MasterCarve blocks and is very easy to hold when stamping. I doesn't need to be mounted onto wood or acrylic if you don't want to. Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up.

Handmadeology’s resident product photography pro Mariano, has put together a $12 product photography set up that will help you acheive studio quality product photography .

Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up

I took this picture in my kitchen. It looks like a photograph I could have done in the studio, using complicated lighting equipment. I did not. Here is a step by step guide showing you how you can to do it. Here’s what you’ll need for this product photography set up. 1. 2. 3. 4. This is one of those times when bigger is indeed better. Cut a flat panel from the box that is much bigger than the thing you want to photograph. 1. 2. DIY. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the small crafty touches {these caps, and the cupcake toppers} I added to my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings so today I’ll share the easy steps to making these graduation cap bottle toppers.

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I have to admit I think they look incredibly cute lined up on […] March 19, 2014 by Chris4 Comments For any Superman {or Super Hero} themed party you can enhance the decor with this easy DIY cityscape backdrop, as seen in my 5 ideas for a fun Superman party. The tutorial is rather simple but you do need a steady hand to cut out the shapes. This to That (Glue Advice) A bit of green. Hello everyone!

A bit of green

This is a quick post to share a (not so quick) DIY I did a while ago for Alex, a snow globe made from an empty light bulb. I have a soft heart for snow globes, among chocolate, cats and various other things, and I figured it would be awesome if I managed to make one myself! I should tell you from the start, however, that this is one of the most tricky crafts I have done so far and also the only one that failed after one year of use: the tricky part it to perfectly seal the light bulb, which, apparently, I wasn’t able to do… but perhaps you will!

Posted by Kynthia on December 1st 2013 in arts :: crafts.