Archive for October, 2007

30
Oct
07

Tips Tuesday – Network

This weeks Tips Tuesday is brought to you by Melissa of Villa Design.

“One way I network is through a new website called The Talent Database, a comprehensive talent search engine and artist directory. It’s one way to reach a broader audience and direct people to your website. Check out my journal  for more information!”
 

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25
Oct
07

Idols – Blog It

Who do you admire?  Aspire to emulate?  Look to as the artisan you wish to be?  In setting goals and reaching higher where do you find your benchmarks?  Blog it!

 

 *You must be a member to participate.  Blog this topic at your site and then come back and post a comment to this entry.  Provide a teaser line to your blog entry and the link.

23
Oct
07

Tips Tuesday – Keep a Journal

This weeks Tips Tuesday is hosted by Jennifer Miller of Beadguiling Designs

Jennifer says, “To remember cool color combinations or glass reactions, keep a journal next to your workspace.  It’s also a good idea to jot down ideas you’d like to try or new techniques you’ve learned from other bead makers.  Next time you’re sitting at the torch with no direction, you can pick up your journal and get lots of places to start.

In my case, journaling has been invaluable.  I stopped making beads for two years, and the first time I sat down to torch again I had no idea what to do or even which colors to melt.  One glance at my journal showed me where I had left off two years ago, and gave me a quick jump start. ”

 

Flaming Hot members are encouraged to post a tip within this general theme of finding color combinations.

 

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17
Oct
07

Perfecting Your Craft – Blog It!

We all spend time perfecting our craft.  What works best for you?  Blog it!

 

*You must be a member to participate.  Blog this topic at your site and then come back and post a comment to this entry.  Provide a teaser line to your blog entry and the link.

16
Oct
07

Tips Tuesday – More about Color

Beadmakers love color.  We could talk about just one shade for hours.  But how do we actually come up with our color combinations for beads?  I’m going to borrow something pretty neat from Kandice Seeber.  She blogged about  COLOURlovers and boy, from the Queen of Color, this one was a hit.  Oodles of color combinations to wet the appetite and excite any color loving individual. 

Flaming Hot members are encouraged to post a tip within this general theme of finding color combinations.

 

*Want to host a Tips Tuesday?  Email me.

10
Oct
07

Presenting the Beads for Sale – Blog It!

You’ve made the beads.  They are cleaned and ready for photos.  But, how do you present them? Blog it!

 *You must be a member to participate.  Blog this topic at your site and then come back and post a comment to this entry.  Provide a teaser line to your blog entry and the link.

09
Oct
07

Tips Tuesday October 9th

This week’s Tips Tuesday is hosted by Deanna Chase.  Often we crave a glass color or characteristic we don’t have in our stash.  But, the reality is we probably do. 

Deanna says, “Ever feel like you are missing out on the cool streaky special production colors from Bullseye?  Make your own,  just take two colors from your supply and mix them together.  The base color on these beads is BE pink 301 and Erbium Pink Tint 1821. ”

 

Flaming Hot members are encouraged to post a tip within this general theme of creating custom colors.

 

*Want to host a Tips Tuesday?  Email me.