The Tale behind your Crafts

Every design created behind by the hands. Every crafter has a story about how they got began creating and/or promoting it.

What’s your story?

Come on, I know you have a story! Keep in mind that what may not seem exciting to you may be very exciting to someone else. Here are a few questions to ask yourself.

What originally stimulated your attention in developing your craft?
How did you understand your particular design of craftsmanship?
Did anyone teach or motivate you?
Have you always “had a knack” for developing things?
Do you do this as a full-time job?
What else do you do besides crafts?
Did you just begin promoting your crafts? If so, what created you choose to begin your business?

Ask yourself these and identical concerns that someone might want to know about you.

Over time, you will get an experience for the concerns that clients ask over and over. If you pay attention to your clients, your story will progress quite well on its own.

Tell your story!

Craft Shows: Be sure to always introducing internet explorer. Often, individuals (who may be enthusiastic about purchasing your products) will gradually ask about the story behind your designs or yourself. This is when you tell your tale! Not all of us are organic salesmen, but after you tell your story several periods, it will get much simpler. Keep in mind, no one knows your items like you, so you are the best salesperson for your crafts!

Online: Various Web websites are unsuccessful when it comes to “selling the crafter” as well as promoting the art. Put up an easy “About the Crafter/Artist” web page that informs your story. If your art itself has a record, try including this details too. Images of you in your workshop/work place can also carry the client a little nearer to you. Almost anything that can be indicated off range can also be indicated on the internet. Of course these are only recommendations, use your creativity!

Literature: Create some easy one or two web page brochures with a few pictures of your items, costs details and the story pretty affordable brochures nowadays using application and a shade printer; but, if you will need a lot of literary works, many lower price workplace provide shops have affordable publishing prices. Many lower price workplaces provide shops have affordable publishing prices.

Everyone prefers to listen to the experiences behind innovative individuals. So why not discuss yours?

Tools

Originally I began making jewelry around 1995 when my brother Tony gave me a pair of clay earrings he had made.

My first thought was how unique they were in clay colors, orange and green, all swirled around together. He embedded a gold sphere in the center of the earring and there were three four inch posts of hand made rolled beads dropping from each one. I put them away for safe keeping or I would add a picture of them.

But, they were the inspiration that caused me to go out and get some Sculpy clay and then start to hand roll my own beads. I loved mixing various colors and creating unique patterns.

When I tried to use tweezers and pliers to form the findings, they were very crude and not done well enough to sell. I went into one of the bead stores in Berkeley and asked the store owner what he would recommend. I came out with about $60 in tools.

They made all the difference in the world. I had pliers that had round tongs so I could roll the wire to make the circular ends to hang one off another.

I had so much fun arranging the beads, rolling beads, and making unique combinations so that no two pairs of earring were the same.

The key to making it easier is using tools that are designed specifically for jewelry making.