July Synchroblog – Morning or Night

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Jul 152013
The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post on the same topic on odd months and on even months we take on a Pinterest Challenge where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, creating something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then posting about it.  You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here.

Which are you – a Morning Bird or a Night Owl?




Do you roll out of bed in the morning rip roaring and ready to go? Or do you stumble eyes shut to the coffee pot growling at anyone in your way?



Are you in bed before the sun goes down? Or do you burn the midnight oil?






Find out what these artists have to say in this months Synchroblog: (note, not every artist participates each month but hopefully you will find many who have!)

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WINNER – Better late than never!

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Jun 282012

Very late, but done at last. Our number pick has come to pass.

Only 3 were in it, and only one could win it

Congrats to – SHARON who said:

Well working in a steak house gives you an idea of what I did for Mother’s day….My mother recently passed so it was good to stay busy.
Seed Beading is one of my “things” so thanks for your generosity!! This is a very nice book, I’d be thrilled to win it!!

Book Winner - Jewelry Artists Network Giveaway


I’m so  glad someone who actually beads will get the book!

Aug 022011

Conversations about pricing seem to come up a LOT in forums around the internet. There are many different formulas that can be used, and we’ll present several of them in the near future, but for now lets get the ball rolling by considering working for free.

Often new artists wonder about donating work or giving away work as a method of gaining exposure. Its certainly something to consider.

An in depth discussion will take place in the near future, but for now here’s a fun chart to help determine if you should ‘work for free’. (its not a rated ‘g’ chart, but she has a link to one that is cleaned up). While its fun and satirical, there is some truth to it and is worth considering. 🙂

Should I work for free chart

What are your thoughts? Is she on target? Have you been successful in working for free?

Apr 262011

We all go through periods where we feel less than creative.

Typically we are either burned out or bored.

Some people have the luxury to wait it out.  But for others creation is part of their livelihood and waiting it out really isn’t an option.

So what to do?

Well, there may be a multitude of things that might work, however, we’ll present 10 that are tried and true according to our research and discussions in the forum.

10 Ways to (re)Charge Creativity

1GO FOR A WALK. Get out of your studio, change your scenery, let the different sights and sounds and smells help clear your head. By far this is the most often suggested solution.



Leave your studio and take ten minutes to read.

Many artists find that this focuses their thoughts to the point that when they return to the studio, they are able to direct their thoughts and energies towards creating.

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Jeweler Liquidation – New Orleans

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Dec 152010

This jewelry maker is selling off all of her supplies:

You might find a good deal!

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