Kimberly

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A life long crafter, I found my passion in painting on glass, especially toasting glasses for brides, as well as chainmaille jewelry in between chasing my two boys to various sports events and clubs. This passion for handmade led my husband and I to start the www.HandmadeArtists.com and our passion for getting other handmade artists seen no matter where they sell led to acquiring It's Better Handmade! My hope is that by working with other creative people more buyers will come to understand the true value of handmade.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!
By December 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in the North East….Baby It’s COLD Outside!  Cold enough that even the puppies had no interest in staying out and playing!  When it gets like this, all I want to do is curl up and hide until spring, but since that is not an […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 12
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12 Days of Christmas Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming Eleven Pipers Piping Ten Lords a Leaping Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 11
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12 Days of Christmas Day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eleven Pipers Piping Ten Lords a Leaping Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree   Sandpiper […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 10
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12 Days of Christmas Day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Ten Lords a Leaping Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree   Ten Lords a Leaping- […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 9
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12 Days of Christmas Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree   9th Day of Christmas 9 Ladies Dancing Appliqué […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 8
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12 Days of Christmas Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eight Maids a Milking Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree ACEO Giclee 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Art Print, Eight Maids a […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 7
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12 Days of Christmas Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Seven Swans a Swimming Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Anna & The Seven Swans Lantern A bit tough to see in the picture, so please […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 6
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12 Days of Christmas Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Six Geese a Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree   Six Geese a-Laying Porcelain Christmas Ornament Stunning porcelain ornament from the darling shop of DuTillandDaughters celebrating day 6 of […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 5
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12 Days of Christmas Day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Gold rings!  Who could come up with a better gift than gold rings!  In honor of such an extravagant gift, a few talented artists […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 4
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12 Days of Christmas Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Four calling birds?  I love the sound of birds in the morning!  In honor of this lovely sound a few talented artists have created works of art […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 3
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12 Days of Christmas Day 3

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Three French Hens, such a pretty image!  In honor of the 12 Days of Christmas, amazing artists from around the world use this as their inspiration for one of a […]

12 Days of Christmas Day 2
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12 Days of Christmas Day 2

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Two turtle doves, sweet symbols of love and peace in an unsure world!  So many talented artists have put their amazing talents to use using these darling birds as their inspiration for all […]

12 Days of Christmas Day One
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12 Days of Christmas Day One

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A Partridge in a Pear Tree   Handmade is best way to celebrate the season!  In honor of all those talented artists that put their heart and soul into their work celebrating the season please enjoy the first of the Twelve Days of […]

Wow Piece!  Not Your Grandma’s Crochet
By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Wow Piece! Not Your Grandma’s Crochet

I love fiber arts and find knit and crochet very relaxing on those cold winter nights….but there are way beyond anything my primitive skills could pull off! Olivia, originally from Buffalo, New York, but currently is finishing her BFA in studio Arts in Tennesee.  She has been commissioned to create custom work often and I […]

Wow Piece
By October 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Wow Piece

Since I began crafting and later running websites dedicated to handmade artisans I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it all.  From absolute beginners trying to take their craft to the next level to children being encouraged to explore their creativity to experts in their fields.  Every so often, though, there is a piece of art that […]

Happy National Coffee Day
By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Happy National Coffee Day

I don’t know about you, but a day without coffee is a day of my NOT getting out of bed!  For this reason, I am so excited to go all out in celebrating National Coffee Day with some amazing handmade treasures from some of the most talented artists I’ve ever seen…all who apparently share my […]

Featured Artist – The Dream Weaver
By September 21, 2016 Read More →

Featured Artist – The Dream Weaver

When did you find your passion?  Some are older when they stumble upon the thing that gives them immeasurable joy and others are children….and some?  Well, some knew from the beginning that they were meant to create!  Such is the case for Steffe Harwood of The Dream Weaver! Being a creative child, Steffe was lucky […]

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Making the Most Out Of Custom Orders
By August 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Making the Most Out Of Custom Orders

No matter what color, font, fabric or metal you use on your latest masterpiece, there will always be a customer that wants to change just one thing…you have a choice….walk away shaking your head or turn that interest into a CUSTOM ORDER! Before diving in, though, please take a few seconds to consider a couple […]

Happy National Oyster Day
By August 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Happy National Oyster Day

You read it right….today is the day we celebrate that amazing sea creature that we love cooked or raw!  On top of all its deliciousness, this amazing animal might even contain a stunning gift to wear and enjoy! Real Pearl Silver and Copper Wire Caged Earrings From Happy Medium 4 Eco comes these darling earrings […]

Celebrate the Moon!
By July 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Celebrate the Moon!

There is something magical about looking up at the moon!  Dreams and fantasy seem so real.  In celebration of the beauty of the moon, I offer a couple of stunning works of handmade art inspired by the moon! Crescent Moon Pendant From Ashley Marie comes this stunning Crescent Moon Pendant!  Wire wrapped in intricate swirls, […]

The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 3
By April 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 3

By Anna Cragin If you are just joining us, catch up on all the amazing info in Part 1 and Part 2!  How to Put All This Together? Phew!! That was a lot of info, wasn’t it? My goal is not to overwhelm you, or to add even more tasks to your growing to do list, […]

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The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 2
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The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 2

By Anna Cragin What Should You Have on Your Website to Make it Worth Having? If you missed Part 1 of this extremely important series….start HERE to catch up! In this next section, I’m going to break down first the pages you definitely want to have, and then the specific elements that are most important.  Please note […]

The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 1
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The Why, What and How of a Standalone Website for Handmade Business Part 1

By Anna Cragin Chances are, you first got the idea of starting your handmade business because you simply enjoyed making things. And you made so many things, and they were so awesome, that family and friends encouraged you to try selling them. The first rite of passage for a new handmade business owner is usually opening an […]

Top Five Mistakes – Promotion
By March 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Top Five Mistakes – Promotion

I will be the first to admit it, promoting my own work is NOT my favorite pastime but it is a necessity if you are planning on selling your handmade work online.  So, since this sometimes time consuming job must be done, why are people not taking the time to actually make it count?  I’ve […]

Spring Forward with Handmade!
By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Spring Forward with Handmade!

Daylight savings time is upon us but do you know how it started?  Many think that it was to benefit the farmers, but that is just not true.  Throughout history, farmers adjusted to the daylight hours without worrying about the time on the clock face…work when it is light and sleep when it is not […]

Happy Leap Day!
By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Leap Day!

It’s Leap Year….how are you going to celebrate?  I’m thinking why not take this extra day and do some of the things I don’t have time for the rest of the year! In honor of this added day, allow me to show you some amazing artwork with a “leap” theme! Sterling silver leaping dolphin earrings […]

Win a Gift that is “The Cat’s Meow!”
By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Win a Gift that is “The Cat’s Meow!”

  Join Alicia C. as she celebrates her cat’s 3rd birthday on her Etsy shop’s Facebook page, RecycledSerendipity (http://www.facebook.com/RecycledSerendipity). February 4 until March 5th will go to the cats (and their ‘people’) as  ‘Sir Thomas Rollercoaster’ is honored with giveaways, new shop item unveilings, surprise high-value coupon codes, fun kitty posts, and MORE! Currently, you […]