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MFNC 2012

Here's your sign…. everybody gets one.

Well it’s over now, and I survived!  As usual Maker Faire NC was very frenetic. I was there presenting a booth on the basics of fused glass. Answering many, many questions, and even getting a few people involved in cutting glass or grinding an edge groove into a small […]

Using Gallery Glass Paints

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Since not everyone has ever heard of, let alone made a faux stained glass window, I thought that I would share with you some of my thoughts about making one.

My goal was to make a fairly large window and I only wanted to do it once. I knew that I would need to make a […]

Shopping at Gem and Jewelry shows

My thoughts on making the most of shopping at Gem and Jewelry shows.

Making a living - Photography

I had a friend ask the question about taking his photography to a professional level and trying to make a living with it… I thought I’d share my answer since may others also may be thinking along those lines.

Hey There!

If you seriously want to explore the whole photography as business idea -or – other passion […]

Shopping for the Impoverished Artist

The Holidays are upon us….

I find at this time of year that I am drawn even more to all the bits and pieces of equipment, tools and supplies that I don’t already have. That I quite simply can’t afford or justify either.

So. What do you do?

I try to cope by going to lots of thrift […]

Amanda Fisher

Found the following jewelry artist while lurking on the jewelry makers LJ community:

http://afmetalsmith.livejournal.com/

I’ve added her to my links list and I look forward to reading her blog more in depth.
She does some very beautiful work, and has some nifty scent lockets.

Her online store:

http://www.afmetalsmith.com/index.html

I really like her site design as well. The layout is completely different […]

Fused glass Slumping supplier

http://www.slumpys.com/SlumpysStore/

I’ll have to check them out in more depth….later when I’m more awake maybe.

Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide, 3rd edition

This book by Monona Rossol is a very good reference to have when looking at safety concerns.

I used it to help me decide about welders lenses to use with my kiln.I used the 2nd edition….from the library initially and now I am waiting for this newly revised 3rd edition to arrive.

http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Complete-Health-Safety-Guide/dp/1581152043/

Edit: While double checking my […]

Setting up a Workshop / Studio

Setting up a Workshop / Studio

by Carrie S. Hafer

If you look around the web and talk to various artisans you will find lots of advice on setting up your own work space.Things to consider:

available space
required use and storage needs
flexibility of space as needs change
can you use the space available “as is”
do you need more power, […]