I'm new here, and was searching the threads on selling one's creations online, and see this thread was started awhile ago, so was hoping someone could give me an update for 2008 (after the introduction of NZ sites like Felt and Toggle, plus of course Trade Me). What's the feeling on these 3 options, as well as Etsy? I've had interest from a few small boutiques (on consignment) but am seriously thinking that selling my items myself, versus putting a higher price on them and having the shop get their half (or whatever) share, is a better option. I HATE peddling my creations shop-to-shop (I don't take rejection very well! LOL). Any help/advice/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in anticipation ... elowezil (If you'd like to see what I make, so that you can give me relevant advice, please check out my Craftster gallery. Thanks.)
Incredible edibles! Wow, I love them! Great job. Have you tried liquorice Allsorts done the same way? Easy and they look good on a bracelet too. Didn't take pics of the ones I made and have given them away, but the idea is the same. Love your yummy looking chocolates! Mmmmm ...! Please share more of your delicious creations with us, calorie-free ....!! LOL
Not sure if this should be under polymer or papercrafts, but after oohing and aahing over Porge Creations' beautiful food jewelery, I remembered I had this birthday card I'd made awhile ago. The slice of cake is embellished on the top with 'sprinkles' of microbeads embedded in clear Dimensional Magic. The fork is a charm and the plate is a punched circle of card rubber stamped with a border design.
Love your felt/stitched cuffs whitebelt! Gorgeous. I did the brown one (far right in my pic) more or less the same way. Laid lots of fibers onto a strip of cheap felt and sewed and sewed and sewed (wish I had an embroidery foot on my 38 year old Elna sewing machine!). Embellished with beads and charms, hand sewn. For the other ones I cut a piece of leather (although 2 of them are done on felt) a bit bigger than what I wanted the final product to be, then laid fusible webbing (iron-on stuff) onto it, laid the strips of ribbon, fabric, faux leather, etc. on top, ironed it to fuse the lot, zigzag sewed them down, added some fibers along the sewing line, cut the whole thing to size, edged with that Fray-Stop stuff (you can also use fabric glue I guess) and zigzag stitched around the whole thing. Embellished with buttons, beads and other good stuff. Oh yes, sewed elastic pony holders between the 2 layers before the final zigzag around the edge (on the pale green/pink one I used narrow strips of leather for the loops - elastic is better though - more 'give'). I think that's all folks! Hope this helps with your queries ... P.S. The 2 heart brooches here http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=129371 were made the same way.
I just bought the Clover needle felting tool but the store where I got it didn't have the felting needle mat, although the salesperson said I could use a sponge instead. Is this going to work? I see the pic in the packaging shows the felting needle mat to be sort of like a scrubbing brush, so would one of those work too? I'm afraid to use the needle tool yet until I find a suitable backing/mat to use with it, in case it breaks and then I will be really really sad! Hope someone can help. Also, I would like to make 5 or 6 petal felt flowers with my new little gizmo - any links or ideas on how I would do this? (The lady in the store was not very helpful!) Thanks in anticipation ...