Work With Me!

Today’s title comes less from the literal meaning of the words (though I’m open to the idea of collaborating with another artist!) and more from the “know thyself” perspective of things. For a business to work, especially the sort of business where it is basically you and your tools, you…

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Networking: Your Best Ally

Do you talk to the other vendors when you are doing an event? No, seriously. If you aren’t talking with the other vendors, you are missing out on some serious networking opportunities. Most other vendors want you to do well, I promise! Besides the vendors like myself who _literally_ do…

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Thursday Tip: Good Pliers; Bad Pliers

At my “day job” I am currently teaching another employee about wire work and he has started collecting tools. We had a conversation about where to buy, what to look for, and the next day I ended up giving him a duplicate type of tool that I had no reason…

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The Vendors’ Vendor

February was draining in a new way (yay, getting older) so I kinda disappeared. Fear not! I was still active in my workshop and attended some conventions and events. So how about we get caught up on that, shall we? February 10th was 13GEARS. It was my best year yet,…

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Thursday Tutorial: Picking Out a Hide

Hello there! With Valentine’s coming up next week I usually like to do a tutorial post the week before, or at least I did last year. Nothing says I love you quite like a handmade gift… possibly out of leather. 😉 But seriously, a fellow leather worker I follow on…

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More Improvement

Pictured: Display in progress in Fall 2016… and this past Sunday. Last week I mentioned how even the smallest processes can continue to be improved, as long as you continue to think about it and give it a critical eye. Well, I got a sharp jostling of how I’ve improved…

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