Finding Resources for Your Arts/Craft Business
- Arts and Crafts Books (13)
- Arts and Crafts Tools and Techniques (20)
- Easy Instructions to Make a T-Shirt (4)
- Free Jewelry Making Instructions (15)
- How to Make Goats' Milk Soap (5)
- Supply and Material Resources (12)
Seven Arts and Crafts Inspirational Resources
Before I start a new arts or crafts design I do a tremendous amount of research. This includes ripping pictures out of magazines with great color combinations or appealing shapes. Regardless of your area of art or crafts, find out which magazines provide great inspiration for your designs.
Free Services for Arts and Crafts Websites
Issuu and Photosynth are on Time.com’s 50 best websites list. Issuu's Smart Look feature is an excellent way to create a catalog within your website or make instructional pages (like your FAQs) look like a book. Use Photosynth to create a three dimensional image of your product for online shoppers. Best of all - both offer a free version.
How to Get Craft-Making Skills
It’s never a bad idea to take a class in your field of arts or crafts to advance your basic skills. Watching the instructor and your peers just may show you a better way to set up your workbench, perform your craft or you may get a referral to a fantastic vender. Here are some suggestions to find local arts / crafts classes.
Tips for Visiting a Bead Show
Here are some tips to help you navigate your way through a bead show so that you have a wonderful and productive day.
Arts and Crafts Shows and Resources
Resources and links to online craft supplies, craft organizations, craft schools and trade publications. Listings for craft shows in your area. Get tips on how to run your arts and crafts business from other artists and crafters. Learn where the best places are to sell arts and crafts.
Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)
LINC is a ten-year national initiative to improve the conditions for artists working in all disciplines.
Designing Sustainable Packaging - Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts
Making arts and crafts from recycled products has been a continuing trend. However, reusing and repurposing raw materials doesn't do a heck of a lot of good unless our arts and crafts products are provided to our customers in sustainable packaging as well. Designing Sustainable Packaging gives useful information about reusing and resourcing...
Easy and Inexpensive Jewelry Making Instructions
If you are looking to add some leather jewelry to your arts and crafts business product line, try this easy-to-make wrapped leather bracelet. Recently they've been seen on many celebrity wrists which makes them a good seller for your business if properly promoted.
Plastic Craft Storage Containers
Looking for a way to store your arts and crafts supplies? Check out these plastic storage suggestions. Ranging in size from 40 gallons to desk-top organizers you'll find the perfect storage solutions for your arts or crafts business.