Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Buttonalia is a New Zealand trained ceramicist with my specialty being sculpture, glazes and glaze techniques. I am now working from my small studio in Kent, England. Each button is hand crafted by me and many of the glazes are my own. Because these buttons have been glazed front and back and fired to a high temperature, they are non porous, durable and will never lose the brilliance of the colours. http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/buttonalia http://amplify.com/u/a144a7

Friday, May 27, 2011

In the spirit of The Handmade Artists Shop’s grand relaunch we are offering you a chance to win the absolute cutest handmade teddy bear generously donated by our own IKnitQuiltSew.

What do you have to do? Not much at all! First off, you need to visit the beautiful new Handmade Artists' Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/ . Browse around our wonderful vendors, each and every one of whom creates their pieces by hand, and find an item that you love. Next, “Like” that item to your FaceBook page. Finally, head on over to our contest page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111403238946645 and post why you love this item along with the item link.

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 a winner will be picked by random number generator. The bear will shortly be on its way to its new, loving home.

could soon be the proud owner of a handmade teddy bear! So…what are you waiting for? Check it out! http://amplify.com/u/a13yp8

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Handmade Artists' Shop is Reborn

Well we bit the bullet and start all over again from scratch. The first site we started with just didn't cut it, so when went back to the drawing board and concentrated on fast and simple. That is exactly what we achieved, fast and easy to navigate. The new site also has many more features and in some was many less. We concentrated on what was important for making online sales, the answer was simplicity. We are allowing a limited number of vendors to join so get your spot now. The fee is $5.00 a month and no more, there are no listing fees and no commissions charged, Simple!

We are also only allowing handmade items, too many of these handmade type venues are getting sloppy. They allow all kinds of mass produced items, it is like Macy's trying to compete with Walmart. We are not allowing resellers, no un-altered vintage, and no non-handmade supplies are allowed. Basically if you join and try to sell any of the above your shop will be removed with no refund. Sorry to be blunt but we will stick to our Terms and Conditions statement.

Well stop by and check us out the response has been great from all of our vendors. We have been told that the interface is easier than anywhere they have sold before, and most of our vendors have sold elsewhere.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you there.
Andrew and Kimberly
Handmade Artists' Shop

Friday, May 20, 2011

New purely handmade site out there, the Handmade Artists' Shop is celebrating it's grand re-opening! Stop by and say hi http://handmadeartistsshop.com we are accepting new vendors as well. Only $5.00 a month with no listing fees or commissions charged. The new site is fast and very easy to use. Love to hear what you think of it! Thanks http://amplify.com/u/a13koa