Saturday, July 10, 2010

For the Love of Miniatures and Christmas in July

What could be cuter than a set of miniatures? Miniatures help you preserving your memories and love for certain things that you probably can't own, take home, or place them inside your house. A lot of famous places are miniaturized as keepsakes to bring home, such as magnets and keychains of the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, the windmills of Amsterdam, Universal Studios, etc. Some people show their love for miniatures by collecting miniature doll houses.

Today I'm gonna feature artisans whose work expressed their love for mini things.

First, we have zeustones. The artist behind zeustones is Fusun Aydinlik from Turkey. Her mediums are pebbles and paint. She draws and paints the pebbles using acrylic, sketch marker, porcelaine paint, archival ink, crayon, permanent marker, x-ray marker, coffee, berry juices, etc and later seals them with the appropriate varnish or system. Look at these samples below of her work! Amazing decorative details in vibrant colors! Blues, reds, yellows, white, and their coordinating colors. You can sense a hint of traditional patterns influence in her work.

Second, we have JanetSaw. A true miniature artist. I'm drooling just from browsing her ArtFire Studio! She creates her miniature sweets from polymer clay. She transforms these mini treats into jewelry, accessories, and charms. Donuts, cakes, cookies, pies, complete with their frosting, glazing, and fillings. Phew, anyone hungry yet?

Third, cute dogs cute dogs cute dogs, cute cats, cute birds, all mini and all needle felted from an array of wool material! Introducing FibreHeart, she's a mother of two beautiful girls from Ontario, Canada. Her miniature felted animals look so realistic and fantastic. She's not just creating needle felted dogs but also cats, birds, and bugs like butterflies. You'll find a snowman too in her ArtFire Studio as a part of Christmas In July* social event. She accepts custom orders!

From my own studio, Popnicute, you'll find several miniature jewelry items among my unique handmade jewelry. For example this miniature gift box necklace, mini roses earrings, owl miniature necklace, bird nest miniature charms, tree of life series, and the raincloud necklace. Miniature gift box necklace is available in all copper, mixed metal (copper and argentium silver), and all silver version is coming soon! They're the perfect Christmas or birthday gifts for yourself or your loved ones. Talk about a gift they will remember forever!! ;) I take my inspirations from the nature and my surroundings and transform them into beautiful wearable art jewelry.

Christmas In July is an exclusive ArtFire's social event where ArtFire sellers offer their Christmas items for sale in July. For the year of 2010, this event will start on July 12 to July 23, or known as The Twelve Day of Christmas (In July). Don't miss out! Get your Christmas gifts and supplies early!! Less headache, no Christmas rush, and have a peace at heart that you'll be able to deliver their gifts right on time. Start shopping now » Christmas In July.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The ArtFire 45 Day Success Guide for Sellers

Oh, this is good news for new (and old) sellers! Now has launched this 45 Day Success Guide for their Sellers. Their main goal is to help shop owners get familiar with ArtFire's innovation, tools, and developement. Pro members of ArtFire have access to many industry exclusive and industry first tools that make promoting and managing your online studio faster and easier.

Utilizing the ArtFire Fusion Studio Blog, the 45 day guide is presented in as many posts right here in an ArtFire Pro Fusion Studio.  You'll learn about search engine optimization, social media networking, product photography and more; and you might just have fun doing it!  

Start now! These are short, well written, easy to read, and easy to digest help guides. Online selling doesn't look so scary anymore :)

Welcome to the ArtFire 45 Day Guide
















Hopefully you'll find these guides helpful for your business. Selling online isn't as hard as it may look. All you need is a better time management and knowing what to do that's all been covered in those 45 guides above.

Happy selling! :)