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  • handmadeinamerica.org
    believes collaborating on partnerships is an essential strategy to strengthen community and enhance economic development Traditionally craft artists have lived in the mountains of North Carolina as that region has a long history of crafts as an essential part of it s culture Connecting these artists to the public has been the goal of the Handmade in America organization and they have developed two guidebooks Craft Heritage Trails and Farms and Gardens and Countryside Trails of Western North Carolina These books feature 600 craft studios and architectural sites along with galleries inn and restaurants Handmade in America connects architects builders and homeowners in an attempt to assist craftsmen who need resources Handmades craft registry is an online directory that assists artists galleries and events in Western North Carolina Handmade supports the craftsman with a number of business training programs that aim to develop successful careers through marketing and professional development There is practical information about product development pricing marketing and accounting Handmade also supports an outreach program in the educational system of K 12 through exhibits craft history and hands on workshops Handmade has partnered with Community Development Programs to rejuvenate and develop businesses They also partner with the Appalachian

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  • 10 Websites To Sell Handmade Goods
    social network to view the same retail page Tagline Buy artisan goods Direct from the maker There are a few new features such as time machine pounce Geolocator etc 2 ArtFire This Tucson Arizona based company offers handmade items of fine arts design media vintage antiques and supplies from 66 000 artisans across the globe You can look for categories shop by color by occasion or by trends You can even post a wanted ad Tagline Sell without fees Create without limits 3 ArtFlock This website allows you to showcase or find everything from postcards to major masterpieces One can find others work by style theme or color or by price Artists who post on this site can create a personalized domain name and a blog Tagline Created by artists uniquely yours 4 DaWanda This European website is the powerhouse in the handmade arena Many purchasable items can be shipped to the United States and can be purchased through PayPal One can use Facebook like buttons and options to share on Twitter There is another option called Gift Detective which allows you to help figure out what you want to buy someone The Pin board allows you to create wish lists Tagline Products with love 5 Folksy This websites is the British version of Etsy however is more of a do it yourself focus It only sells to the United Kingdom Tagline Sew knit solder carve cast mold buy sell go 6 Foodzie This site offers artisan food from all over the United States If you re a foodie it s even region is specific Two other sites or marketplaces to buy and sell gourmet food are Foodoro and Regional Best Tagline Taste something different 7 ICraft This Canadian site is another global marketplace for all handmade things Prices come

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  • Ashevilles Significant Influence on North Carolina
    a commercial market for craftspeople in the Appalachian region It operates five retail outlets and the craft fair a four day event in July and October that draws many people to Asheville It also has the largest and most important collection of Appalachian craft in the world Alan stand is the oldest operating craft shop in the nation Handmade in America serves as a support system in the community for craftsmen to develop expand and enhance opportunities in the marketplace and create strategies for businesses Handmade in America has published two excellent guidebooks The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina and Farms Gardens and Countryside Trails feature 600 craft and agricultural sites galleries lodgings and restaurants They will soon be on the Internet There are many tours in the Asheville area There are driving tours with 45 stops These self guided tours are held in April through November which are the beautiful spring and fall seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains The tours are free and open to the public Other tours hidden in old factories and warehouses along the French Broad River feature paintings jewelry pottery sculpture fabrics brooms glass and more One can learn through workshops and

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  • How to Sell Handmade Crafts
    others are charging for items and shipping Check out others photos formats etc 2 Listing Your Handmade Items Be Descriptive the strategic in your description Keywords and details such as craft type item size materials and potential uses Include payment options shipping methods and costs Take High Quality Photos quality photos are important successful sales Use a good backdrop and good lighting and take the picture from several different angles Choose a Format you have two choices for selling on eBay Auction style listings and fixed price listings Auction style gives you limited control of the final price You may add a Buy It Now this allows a buyer to purchase outright Fixed price listings give you the final say in the price Price to Sell start the bidding low and consider including shipping as free shipping is always a big draw to sell your item Determine a Shipping Format using a postal scale can be helpful to determine shipping cost Major shipping providers are the best way to go 3 Post Sale Payment one can accept many kinds of payment but the best is PayPal Buyers have a peace of mind and PayPal offers on site communication and conflict

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  • Nine Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fast
    glass jars infused with herbs and spices is a great gift idea Chamomile infused honey and vanilla infused honey are both delicious and only take a week or two to infuse The Gift of Candles Beeswax candles are the candles of choice One can hand dip them or make beeswax candles in a jar You can even try making a candle with cookie cutters an interesting idea The Gift of Jars Gifts in jars are all the rage There are many ideas of things to include including baking mixes and all sorts of goodies Some ideas are granola bars in a jar a Chinese spice blend 6 bean soup mix and cranberry Christmas bread in a jar Be creative and build a sewing kit in a jar or a garden in a jar The Gift of Pictures There is something very special about giving a picture as a gift One can make a glass jar picture frame Family photos or art prints can be used Photo gifts are great You can print free photobook at Shutterly with coupons Check coupon sites to get promo code for Shutterly The Gift of Baked Goods Every family enjoys traditional baking during holiday seasons

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