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Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #1: Photography, What I Learned the Hard Way

Oh, the dreaded photography subject. I am by NO means a professional on ANY level, but I can at least share with you my photography journey. And yes, I know my grammer SUCKS! I’m sure there are a few people who would say I need to go back to...

My First **In Store** Showing

I have been asked by a local store to have a showing of my designs this coming Sat, Aug 15th. This will actually be my first showing in a retail store. I was notified a month ago and have vigorously been working on ideas, planning and...

Musings of a creative mind #11: This entry was prompted by your nice comments. :)

Being driven to express myself through my work is both a blessing and a curse, and thank you all for enjoying what I make! Would you believe that I am my own worst critic? I am a horrible perfectionist, and some of what I make really doesn’t...

Frustrated Jewelry Maker

I don’t know if any of the rest of you have this experience but It’s driving me nuts having to buy from several different vendors because not any one has what I need at the price I need it! So I get online to buy some French hook earring...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #2: So You Think You Are Ready For a Craft Show?

Okay….so you have been crafting some time now and have like a ton of stuff made and you want to sell at an upcoming arts and crafts fair. Here are some tips that will majorly help you out! I am by no means an expert. I have however been doing...

My Jewelry Making Journey

I was laid off from my job that was going out of business. My sister suggested I take a jewelry making class with her. I was hesitant but thought it would fill some time while I continued to look for a job. Needless to say the class was...

Craft Fair Booths

Okay, I thought that I might start a forum about craft fair boothes, depending on the need/want. I would go over different aspects of a craft fair, such as indoors and outdoors, comparing a need list versus a want list, what to do in case of...

My Journey

Where to begin.. I began where everyone does I guess… an interest in all sorts of crafts at an early age. One night while watching late night TV I spied a show selling gemstones, that truly captured my fascination. I began thinking I’d just...

Brandwife Creations blog #1: New Year - New Beginning

New Year – New Beginning I am taking Brandswife Creations in a new direction for 2016. After a very troubled 2015 I am looking to make 2016 much better. So I am creating my own blog. I will be posting blogs about my crafting journey. I...

Fears Unfounded

I told you all about the big Benicia Fine Arts and Crafts fair that I had my booth at last Saturday. Turns out my fears were unfounded. My sister and I were able to set up my new canopy, which surprisingly was easier than my old and much smaller...