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Why am I Not Selling?  Photos, Photos, Photos!!
By November 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Why am I Not Selling? Photos, Photos, Photos!!

It is a question I see daily on blogs, facebook groups and forums all over the internet, “Why am I not selling?”  While I do not claim to know it all, though my family may disagree with that, I do know that after a number of years selling online as well as running a number […]

These are Laws????
By October 29, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

These are Laws????

All around the world, there are laws on the books that make us scratch our heads and wonder who thought up these things, took the time to write them up, and used government man hours to enact them into laws! For example, did you know that in Paulding, Ohio it is legal for a policeman […]

It’s Welsh Rarebit Day
By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

It’s Welsh Rarebit Day

No, that is not a typo, it is actually called Welsh Rarebit.  So, what is it?  Well, it actually toast with hot cheese sauce poured over it.  So why call it Rarebit?  Maybe the same reason that a soup that does not include a turtle is called Mock Turtle Soup….we may never know. In honor […]

Don’t Step on a Bee Day!
By July 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Don’t Step on a Bee Day!

You ever step on a bee?  Not fun!  I didn’t realize that this was cause for a holiday….but hey, who am I to question it! Just a note before we share some amazing handmade treasures featuring Bee-utiful works of bee art….if you do get stung, the two remedies I found that actually work to take […]

Wedding Bouquet Memorial Photo Charm Something Aqua Blue Crystal Gems Pearls – FREE SHIPPING

Wedding Bouquet Memorial Photo Charm Something Aqua Blue Crystal Gems Pearls – FREE SHIPPING

Adding a wedding bouquet memorial photo charm to your bouquet is the perfect way to include someone you love in your perfect day….even if only in spirit. This gorgeous piece measures 5.75″ (from closure to bottom of oval charm). The metal oval charm measures approx. 1.5″. This piece has a beautiful silver focal accented with […]

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Can’t You Do It Cheaper?
By March 19, 2015 7 Comments Read More →

Can’t You Do It Cheaper?

If you are an artist or a crafter then I’m sure this has happened to you….a customer inquires about your treasures whether online or in person at a craft fair; you spend time explaining materials and design then the question comes, “Can you do this any cheaper?”  or “I can get this at WalMart/Target/the Dollar […]

But that is Offensive
By March 8, 2015 3 Comments Read More →

But that is Offensive

What is art for? In my humble opinion it is to evoke some sort of emotion and sometimes that emotion is not the happy butterflies and spring flowers feeling but anger or frustration or heartache….so does that mean it isn’t art and should be removed?  Then you must ask yourself, who gets to decide what […]

What Does Your Name Mean?
By March 4, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

What Does Your Name Mean?

Today is the day to discover what your name means!  Try it, Google it, find out if your name really represents what you are.  In honor of the day, check out some handmade treasures from the artists on HandmadeArtists.com that create around your name! Established date sign Personalized name sign Aged pallet wood Family names […]

Handmade is….?
By February 23, 2015 9 Comments Read More →

Handmade is….?

I realize that I am about to step out on a limb here, but I really want to know what you think???  According to Webster’s Dictionary, handmade is made with the hands or by using hand tools.  Sounds simple enough, but is it?  With all the publicity surrounding the extremely successful “handmade” Etsy seller I thought […]

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
By January 31, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Art can mean so many different things to different people, but one thing it should do is inspire emotion!  In honor of this, I wish you a Happy National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day! From Bo’s Fiber Art comes this stunning mixed media piece titled The Wild Rose.  There is something so special about […]

Wedding Creations!
By January 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Wedding Creations!

I know there is still snow on the ground for many, but for those blushing spring brides, planning is in full swing!  Why do what everyone else is doing when you can have some amazing handmade treasures that make your day as special as you are? From Plaquetastic comes this darling idea!  You get to […]

My Handmade Life – Motivated to Work
By January 15, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

My Handmade Life – Motivated to Work

Dreams don’t work unless you do! Living the dream!  Working from home!  Life surrounded by art!  Sounds amazing doesn’t it?  Well, it does to me too; then the reality sets in…. While working from home can be absolutely amazing for many people, for others the motivation pitfall can become more than some can overcome.  I’ve […]

Red Hot Valentine
By January 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Red Hot Valentine

I realize that Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with some Red Hot handmade goodies inspired by the day!

Featured Artist Elizabeth Leslie of Heart of Stone Pendants
By January 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Featured Artist Elizabeth Leslie of Heart of Stone Pendants

Ever see a piece of art and stand in awe that someone actually made that?  Such is the case when you see the work of Elizabeth of Heart of Stone Pendants, a creative young mother of two with a full plate that still finds time to feed her creative spirit.  In between chasing a 12 […]

National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
By January 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day

I don’t know about you, but around December 26 I’m ready to give the tree the heave ho and get my house back to normal while others would leave it up until Valentines Day and be perfectly happy.  In honor of those hearty souls that still have their tree on display, I would like to […]

Want to start off the New Year with some free promotion?
By January 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Want to start off the New Year with some free promotion?

Now that the holidays are done it is time to start your business ready for the New Year!  What are your goals and plans?  Do they have anything to do with promoting your handmade work? It is easy….all you have to do is head over the the submission tab http://itsbetterhandmade.com/featured-artist-submission-form/ and answer a few easy questions […]

12 Days – Eleven Pipers Piping
By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

12 Days – Eleven Pipers Piping

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 Pipe tamper […]

12 Days – Ten Lords a Leaping
By December 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

12 Days – Ten Lords a Leaping

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 Now, I’m not sure what […]

12 Days – Nine Ladies Dancing
By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

12 Days – Nine Ladies Dancing

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 Tiny Dancer Darling dancer pendant which is perfect for […]

12 Days – Eight Maids a Milking
By December 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

12 Days – Eight Maids a Milking

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 Eight maids a milking….hmmmmm….don’t sell many handmade milkmaids, but there are some […]

12 Days – Seven Swans a Swimming
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12 Days – Seven Swans a Swimming

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   What is more beautiful than a graceful swan swimming across a pond?  In honor of […]

Twelve Days – Six Geese a laying
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Twelve Days – Six Geese a laying

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 It is not until you really try to work with this song that you realize how many birds there are […]

Twelve Days – Five Golden Rings
By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Twelve Days – Five Golden Rings

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 Jewelry is always a wonderful gift and what could be better than gold rings?  I’ll tell you, handmade rings! Gold and Grey Crystal Beaded […]

Twelve Days – Four Calling Birds
By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Twelve Days – Four Calling Birds

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 actually tried to find art with a bird on a telephone, but apparently I’m the only one who’s mind goes there.  In honor of […]

Twelve Days – Three French Hens
By December 8, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Twelve Days – Three French Hens

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 Unless you live on a farm, I don’t know what you are going to do with three french hens, but I did find some amazing handmade goodies that will give […]

Twelve Days – Two Turtle Doves
By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Twelve Days – Two Turtle Doves

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Hmmm, turtle doves…..well, how about a handmade turtle and a handmade dove! Honu Sea Turtle ODD Count Peyote PDF Pattern Why buy one like everyone elses when you can create your own one […]

Twelve Days – Partridge in a Pear Tree
By December 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Twelve Days – Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree Ready to celebrate the season?  What better way than the classic carol The 12 Days of Christmas!  In honor of all the amazing gifts from the song, allow me to present some handmade wonders from day one! […]