In the forums, folks are discussing their preparations for the upcoming holiday craft fairs. In addition to the questions about packaging, displays, and pricing, there's another question that occasionally pops up in these types of discussions. With more and more beaders and jewelry makers selling their work, how do you make yours stand out from the crowd? One way is to make your own unique pendants, charms, and clasps. This is a strong area of interest of mine. In fact, just over the weekend, I was playing with some "shrink plastic" which is basically a grown-up version of Shrinky-Dinks! (Remember those?) You can draw on the plastic, cut it out, and then bake it in the oven. After you take it out, you'll have a tiny charm or pendant. ...
Aug 4, 2008