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Heidi Kingman's handwrought jewelry is available online.

How One Artist Uses Ecommerce as Her Main Selling Channel

In Heidi Kingman's own words, "Who says upscale jewelry has to be stuffy and sedate?" Kingman's handwrought jewelry pairs edgy with elegant and rustic with refined, a reflection of her dichotomous, creative soul--a polished attorney struggling to keep her sassy ingenuity in check. Learn more about how this artist finds work/life balance, and an outlet in her creative expression.
As a fashion designer, your website can work for you 24 hours a day.

Using Your Fashion Design Flair to Build a Website, Part 1 of 2

In the May 2014 “Commercialising Creativity Report,” the British Fashion Council said that not having a website in this day and age is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or if you’ve already sold your first line, a website can help a young designer get noticed and help an established designer solidify her brand.
Create a Better Creative Business

Build a Better Handmade Business Course

Since IndieMade has a great number of handmade artist business owners, I thought I would let you know about a great course taking place at Create a Better Creative Business.  Timothy Adam, founder of Handmadeology and long time customer of IndieMade, has teamed up with Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity to deliver an incredible training program for handmade artists and Etsy sellers.  We've profiled Tim (and how prolific he is) on our blog  - he continues to inspire me personally.


Urban Folk Circuit organizers Kelli Wefenstette (left) and Jessica Duff

Indie Craft Fair: Urban Folk Circuit Travels Around Chicago

Chicago artisans Kelli Wefenstette and Jessica Duff believe that every Chicago resident should have easy access to quality handmade wares, right in their own neighborhoods.  As they grew their own handmade businesses, though, they realized that most craft fairs were concentrated in the same parts of the city, and many were costly for crafters in both time and money.


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