Hope Smitherman: From Child Crafter to Craft Seller

Hope Smitherman has always been excited by craft projects. She has memories of craft camps and supplies during her childhood years. Hope considers herself a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to creativity. She shares her craft journey, years as a blogger, how she […]

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Marketplace for Makers, Artists, and Artisans Come to Chicago’s Beverly Neighborhood

Like most entrepreneurs, Allison Papara’s frustration with the maker’s space turned into an opportunity to fill a void in the market. The lack of options for quality, unique, handmade goods piqued her curiosity about the handmade market.  Allison was a music lover […]

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Dear Crafters: It’s Time To Tell Your Story

Why Your Story Matters Your voice is powerful. There’s purpose to your story. The worst story is the one that’s never told. We crafters often fall into the bubble of spending tons of hours sourcing materials, gathering Pinterest ideas, watching how-to videos, […]

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Stop Giving Discounts in Your Business: Give Value Instead

Are you finding yourself giving customers more discounts than intended? Find Yourself playing pricing defense with customers who feel that your product or service isn’t “worth the price?” Only attracting potential customers who are always price haggling? Giving Discounts Isn’t the Answer […]

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Sophia Forero: Jewelry Designs Nurturing Sophanistas to ‘Feel Beautiful’ in Their Own Magnificence!

Introducing Sophia Forero… The Greek-American custom jewelry designer is moved by history and energized by travel. Sophia is unapologetically proud of her Greek heritage, loves her family, and is serious about her Christian faith. She finds beauty in all things, whether it’s […]

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She Rocks It Article Feature of Crafty Hands Club

Hey Craft Cuties! I’m so excited to share this with you! I usually feature articles of crafters and craft businesses, but this time I’ve decided to switch things up a little. I wrote a featured article for She Rocks It Magazine, Summer […]

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South African Knitwear Designer Craft Patterns Led to Successful Business

Nomagugu Ndlovu (Pronounced Nor-ma Nd-lovu) got exposed to a variety of crafts as a small child. While her mom and aunt sewed, crocheted, and knitted, Nomagugu learned to knit herself at 5. She became so skilled that she was able to assist […]

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Starting a Social Business During a Global Crisis

Ohio native Cristy Gao, like most business owners during the pandemic, had plenty of free time on her hands last year. While at home with her parents, she took an interest in making earrings, particularly drop and dangle ones, using polymer clay. […]

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A Craft Business Owner’s Journey: Meet Chandra Chatmon

Chandra Chatmon, born and raised in Berkeley, California, is a creative businesswoman. Awaiting the interview questions, she’s posed at her computer screen with a cool, calm, and reserved demeanor. When she speaks, her voice captures attention. Her speaking is clear, firm, professional, […]

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Self-Esteem for Entrepreneurs: Speak Up and Stand Up for Your Business

You must Speak Up and Stand Up in your business It’s plenty of aspiring and current business owners out there who have a great concept, the drive, the skillset, and everything in between but low self-esteem. If esteem issues are your struggle, […]

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