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Well dearest people, we had a great month of DDs! Please don't forget to send me and pinkythepink your DD suggestions, specially if you think that any gallery is being neglected! DD suggestions were a bit low last month, so hopefully they'll pick up in September :) You can also find Pinky's DDs for August here.

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Summer Contest Crafter Winners

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:49 AM by Talty:icontalty:


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The Summer Contest is over! We have picked the winners, and we want to congratulate the people who shared their crafts, inspired by the useful stock provided :) We hope that this will help remind all crafters that the stock & resources gallery is packed with incredible references, tutorials and resources ready to be used. Visit the Stock & Resources gallery today :la:

And here's the winners!

FIRST PLACE

Custom Butterfly Box With Opening Wings Lid by snazzie-designz

SECOND PLACE

Birds of a Feather coaster hot pad set by ChaosFay


Congratulations snazzie-designz and ChaosFay for sharing your beautiful art with us :heart:


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September Artisan Crafts Challenge

Thu Sep 1, 2016, 10:30 AM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Theme

The theme for September is "Mexican food".




September is an important month for Mexico and many other Latin American countries. So this month we challenge you to come up with your best Mexican food craft. All crafts are welcome, you don't have to make an edible craft, but I can't deny I'm interested in seeing some tacos. Be creative!

Rules
  • Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpture only!
  • Join #CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder.
  • In your artist comment box please write that this entry was made for CRArtisanCrafts's challenge + add a link to this journal.
  • The entry must be new and submitted between September 1st and 30th.
  • Your entry can't be submitted to any other contest or challenge.
  • The challenge will only take place if we get at least 3 submissions. If we don't the challenge will be canceled for that month.
  • One submission per deviant.

Deadline

The challenge will run from September 1st and September 30th.

Prizes
If we get 3-4 entries: One winner will receive a 3 core membership and 500 Points
If we get 5+ entries: Two winners will receive a 3 core membership and 500 Points

Entries
Enter by submitting to the correct folder here.

Prize Allocation
To the winners: you should receive your membership a few days after the announcement. Receiving the points can take a bit more time, you should receive those in the first two weeks of next month. If you have an issue with not receiving your prize, please contact Talty or pinkythepink as we are the organizers of this challenge.



Previous Challenges:
February AC Challenge
March AC Challenge
April AC Challenge
May AC Challenge
June AC Challenge
July and August AC Challenge


Artisan Crafts DD Roundup July 2016

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 11:11 AM
Wow I am so late! I'm really sorry it took me forever to put this together, but I didn't want to let the month pass without remembering those who got a DD from me in July :) I hope that you'll like them, and please keep sending us your DD suggestions! if you think any gallery is not being properly represented let us know.

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Artisan Crafts week wrap up

Sun Aug 14, 2016, 6:34 PM by Talty:icontalty:
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Artisan Crafts Week


We had an amazing Artisan Crafts Week! Thank you everyone who participated by writing articles, reading them, commenting or faving. I hope you learned as much as I did, this week was full with knowledge and inspiration :heart: Don't forget to join CRArtisanCrafts to stay updated on Artisan Crafts events, news and contests. And don't forget about the contest! there's still plenty of time to join.

You can find all the articles here. Thanks to all the people who collaborated to make it possible, we couldn't have made it without you.




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How to ship your crafts

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 3:00 PM by Talty:icontalty:
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Artisan Crafts Week


This is part of an on going series of articles I've been writing about making money with your crafts. You can find the rest of them here.




As a crafter, you may eventually find yourself in the need of shipping your crafts to a friend, a client, someone you made an exchange with, etc. You spent countless hours and poured your heart in that beautiful craft, so of course you want it to arrive safely. Over the years I've learned a few tips and tricks, and I hope that they'll help you and make the shipping experience less intimidating.


Research your post office


First thing, find your country's post office website and read whatever information they have available.

  • Try to find a pricing estimator, it'll give you a good idea of how much you'll need to pay. However, keep in mind that it may be outdated.
  • See if there's any instructions for shipping objects (for example, what's the maximum/minimal sizes allowed, if they require any specific kind of box, etc.)
  • Find a list of forbidden objects and make sure your crafts and materials don't include any of them (some common examples are alcohol, solvents, pearls, feathers or fur from endangered species, mercury and perishables).


Decide what kind of supplies you'll need


Look at your craft and decide what would be the best way to ship it. There's two main options: padded envelopes and cardboard boxes. Decide what protects your craft better, what is cheaper, and easier to get in your country.

  • Padded envelopes: They come in many sizes, from 10x20 cm (4"x8") to 36x51 cm (14.25"x20"). They're light, cheap, and perfect for small and flat crafts, but nothing too delicate. In most countries (I believe) you can ship them as "letters" instead of "packages", which is cheaper.
  • Boxes: They give you the most protection, but they are heavier and therefore more expensive to ship. They are a necessity for delicate, heavy and large crafts. In most cases you don't need to purchase the boxes, save cardboard boxes and recycle!* Ask your post office worker if you can recycle boxes or if they require/provide a specific kind.

* In Mexico you can't recycle boxes that contained eggs, pork or chicken because there could still be parasites. This may be true for other countries.

Whatever you choose to use, there's a few things you'll always need: pens, markers, scissors, tape, glue, some extra padding material, paper, etc. If you are planning to send crafts frequently it's a good idea to get a small scale and weight your packages before going to the post office (maybe you'll be able to shed some extra weight and save money). If you are planning to ship things often you may want to keep everything together in a box or drawer.


Recruit friends and family


Ask those around you to save you some key items, mainly bubble wrap and boxes from shipments they receive. Ask them to try they hardest and keep the bubble wrap un-popped, you needs those pockets of hair to protect your crafts. This will save you a lot of money in the long run.




Study your craft and discover its weaknesses


Every craft is different, there isn't a way to ship them all. Look online for ideas and advices. Then study your craft and decide where it could break down, where it needs some extra support or protection, how to keep it from folding, etc. Think about the worst case scenario and try to prevent it: imagine your package being buried under a ton of correspondence, tossed by workers, jiggling around in an airplane, squished in a delivery bag, etc. Use bubble wrap liberally!

  • Paper thin crafts (bookmarks, cards, etc) can be protected between two pieces of cardboard so they won't fold.
  • Hollow pieces (vases, mugs, etc) can be filled with newspaper or tissue paper to give them some extra support.
  • Protruding parts (like arms on a sculpture) are more fragile, make sure to add some extra support so that they don't snap because of the weight and movement.
  • Things that can't be squished down at all can be protected in a second box, wrapped in bubble wrap or even cotton (cotton is light, cheap, and it compresses without transferring the pressure).


You crafted it, you want to keep it safe!



Make it personal


Add some extra details to make the package feel extra especial. We all have our favorite ideas! Imagine the package is a gift for a dear friend, try to make little things that will make it feel a lot more personal and exciting. They don't need to be expensive things at all.

  • Use cute stickers, ribbon or stamps to decorate the box, envelope, etc.
  • Commissions an artist to craft a stamp with your name/logo or make sticker prints of it, add them to your package. It'll look cute and professional.
  • Wrap your craft in some cute tissue paper to cover the ugliness of other packing materials.
  • A hand written thank you note is always a nice touch.
  • Include assembly, care or cleaning instructions depending on what your craft needs.
  • Add 2-3 business cards, if your client liked your work they may recommend you to their friends.

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Practice!


Before you try selling anything, practice at least a couple of times so that you feel comfortable charging people to send them your work. Plan an art exchange with a fellow crafter or send gifts to a dear friend you made online. Some post office workers are very kind and they'll be happy to help you with your questions, try to go before the rush-hour so that they'll have time to help you.

  • Go to the post office with all your supplies ready. Don't close and seal the box/envelope yet! They may ask you to check the content for security reasons.
  • Try to find a price list and compare it to the price list you found online. Don't be surprised if they're different!
  • Write down the weight of your package for future reference. If your crafts are all about the same size you can expect a constant weight, this will help you predict the price of shipping (and charge accurately!).
  • You may be required to fill a customs form. Read it carefully and ask any questions that you may have.
  • Before you seal your box/envelope, hold it between both hands and shake it. if you feel the contests moving you should add more padding. You don't want anything to move and damage on transit.
  • Ask for a slip/receipt to prove that you sent the package. This slip should have the address/postal code of destination, date, and an official stamp. This is to protect you from PayPal frauds! Some people will claim that their purchase never reached them, fill a Paypal complain, and if you don't have ways to prove that you indeed sent the package... they will get their money back. Buying a tracking number helps too! This will keep impatient people calm and it serves to prove that the package actually arrived.

Rinse and repeat

Ask your recipient how the package arrived. You should try to improve all the time. Also, don't be surprised if the post office regulations/prices change suddenly... I used to be able to send my jewelry in small padded envelopes, but now they're forcing me to use boxes only. Be alert of changes and make sure that they're reflected on how much you charge for shipping!

Charging for shipping

Well this is a tricky bit. Everyone will give you a different answer... personally I don't think you should pay shipping out of your pocket. Some people will argue that shipping can be overwhelming for some clients, and they'll absorb part of the costs. After a few practices you'll get a feeling of how much it costs you to ship crafts to several parts of the world and make your own mind about it.

Should you charge every client individually? Yes if the prices change dramatically between your crafts or destinations. Shipping a single glass bead won't be as expensive as shipping a whole set of glasses. But in some cases the difference is insignificant and shipping a flat rate is more convenient for everyone. Plan accordingly.

When you plan your shipping costs you should add:
  • The actual price of shipping (as charged by your post office).
  • Tracking and insurance (if you're planning to buy those).
  • The box or envelope (buy in bulk if your business is successful!).
  • All of the materials that you're using (stickers, tape, scissors, markers, etc.) You'll need to replace those one day, and the costs should come from your business' profit, not your pocket.
  • The time and money that it took you to reach the post office (add gas, bus tickets, etc).
  • Everything else I'm forgetting because there's no definite guide to do this! Be smart! Use your brain! Have fun!


PE: Artisan Crafts Week Contest

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 3:00 PM by Talty:icontalty:
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Artisan Crafts Week


Let's kickstart this Artisan Crafts Week with something fun :la: And the best thing is that you don't even need to be a crafter to participate, you just have to love Artisan Crafts as much as we do!

The theme of the contest is "Why I love Artisan Crafts"

You don't need to be a crafter to participate.



We want to know what is it that you love about Artisan Crafts (or the AC gallery). Crafters, beginners, or fans are all welcomed to participate. You can do anything that you want to show off what you love about this magnific gallery: a craft, a drawing, a journal feature, narrate a story, a photo... be creative!

Are you excited? We are!




Rules


  • All media is accepted, as well as journals.
  • All entries must be submitted to DA and the contest between August 8th and August 22nd.
  • In the artist comment section write down that it was created for Artisan Craft's Week on projecteducate and include a link to this journal.
  • Entries must be submitted to the appropriate folder in CRArtisanCrafts (membership is required to submit).
  • The entries can't be submitted to another contest or challenge.
  • All content must belong to you. If you use a pattern or tutorial it must be properly credited. If doing a feature, all the images must be properly credited and link to the original artist.
  • One entry per deviant.


Judging


All entries will be judged by Talty and pinkythepink. We will judge based on creativity, how well it represents the theme and originality.


Prizes


Three winners will be chosen by the judges. Each will receive:

  • First place: 6 month core membership and 2000 points.
  • Second place: 3 months core membership and 2000 points.
  • Third place: 2000 points.


*Prizes courtesy of the Community Relations team.

We can't wait to see all your submissions!



Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week!

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 6:00 AM by Talty:icontalty:
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Artisan Crafts Week


Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week on projecteducate :la: This is the second time this year we've prepared a week dedicated to Artisan Crafts, and we hope to make this a regular thing :meow: The Artisan Crafts gallery is probably the most diverse gallery in DA, there's a lot to explore and love about it.

We also want to invite you to join CRArtisanCrafts to stay updated on Artisan Crafts events, news and contests.

Here's the week we've prepared for you, we hope that you'll join us and enjoy! Thanks to all the people who collaborated to make it possible, we couldn't have made it without you.


August8thAugust14th

Artisan Crafts Week


  • 8th Monday
    AM: Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week! by Talty
    PM: Contest announcement by Talty
  • 9th Tuesday
    PM:  From the Peanut Gallery: How to critique (better!) by SinistrosePhosphate
  • 10th Wednesday
    AM:  Interview with ChaosFay by JustACapharnaum
    PM: How to ship your crafts by Talty
  • 11th Thursday
    AM: Exposing the Artisan Crafts gallery with Talty by Yuukon
    PM: Intro to Wirework by bluediscord
  • 12th Friday
    PM: Polymer clay 101 by ClayfrommyHeart
  • 13th Saturday
    AM: How to customize cross-stitch patterns by pinkythepink
  • 14th Sunday
    AM: You can knit by Glori305
    PM: Wrap up by Talty



Summer Contest: Part 2 Let's craft!

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 10:36 AM by Talty:icontalty:


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Welcome to part 2 of this awesome contest that seeks to bring the Stock & Resources and Artisan Crafts galleries together. On part 1 the S&R guys created beautiful images for you to use and get inspired by. We want to invite everyone to craft, so there will be novice and intermediate/advanced prizes. We hope that you will join the fun!

The concept

As crafters we often require references, but we don't always remember that DA has a whole gallery full of resources at our disposal. Need to sculpt a skull? Decide a background for that cabochon? Find the perfect action pose? Figure out the parts of a cat's leg? The S&R people got you covered, with enough references and resources for your every need! This contest seeks to encourage the use of stock and resources by crafters.

The rules

  • All entries must be submitted between August 1st and 31st. One entry per deviant.
  • Make a craft using one or more of the stock images provided for this contest. You don't need to use the exact image, but the inspiration must be clear. Example: you don't have to reproduce the same cat in your craft, but you can use the pose for your own idea. Or you don't have to use that exact same butterfly, but you can get inspired by the colors and patterns.
  • Please read the rules established by each stock provider and respect them. All stock must be properly credited.
  • The entries must be original and created for this contest. They can't be submitted to another contest or challenge.
  • In the comment section write down that the entry was made for this contest and add a link to this journal.

The deadline

All entries must be submitted before August 31st to the correct folder in CRArtisanCrafts

The judges

All entries will be judged by Cassy-Blue, CelticStrm-Stock, mercurycode, Talty, & pinkythepink. They will choose one winner for each category based on use of the stock image, creativity, skills and photography. Photos don't have to be perfect (we know it's hard!) but please read this article about crafting photography.

The prizes

  • Novice prizes. One winner will get:
3 months core membership*
1000 points*
Feature from CRArtisanCrafts
Feature from StockandResources

  • Intermediate/advanced prizes. One winner will get:
3 months core membership*
1000 points*
Feature from CRArtisanCrafts
Feature from StockandResources

If you would like to donate a prize please contact us!
* Prizes generously provided by communityrelations

We can't wait to see your beautiful entries!


Sunset on Maldives by YBsilon-StockGreenbird by BachLynn23Running piggies stocks by Calitha-Lenabeautiful moment by poisen2014Summer Means Geese on the Lake by WDWParksGal-StockSunset on beach of La Pointe Du Bout by A1Z2E3R100 6381 by nudagimoSunset Skye CD-STOCK by CD-STOCKStock 006 by Egil21

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Crafty Features

Tue Jul 19, 2016, 3:00 AM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

We will have an Artisan Crafts Week on projecteducate on August 8-14th and we're looking for articles. If you're interested in writing (no experience required!) send Talty a note.

Also check out these amazing contests and events. If you have anything that you would like to see here leave a message:


Shamshir by Samurai-StuPoseable toy Commission for Setsail by MalinaToysRepainted ooak doll Elsa Frozen Fever by Dreamaker-disneyooakRocky Mountain High (angle) by pnutinkCOMMISSION! Handmade Poseable Fantasy Water Dragon by DarkwoodCreaturesMy beloved Serenity wig by Sapphire-MellesUntitled by mix-swetHaylee by cptnmatEnrique's Dove by MattsmaTwo sides of the (Tri)force by Grenier-IllianeClassic fighting bowie by Samurai-Stu

Crafty Features

Sat Jul 16, 2016, 3:00 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

We will have an Artisan Crafts Week on projecteducate on August 8-14th and we're looking for articles. If you're interested in writing (no experience required!) send Talty a note.

Also check out these amazing contests and events. If you have anything that you would like to see here leave a message:


Clay Figure of Rin in Anime Inuyasha by yonkairu
[Commission] Lady Swarovski by bluediscordPinkymon: Litten, Rowlet, Popplio by lonelysouthpawCut paper dragon by bmshieldsCiabatta Bread by cedarliliMini Perler bead charms by CMYKiddSnow leopard by SaviniemiHe's Here by ToothlessEgoSummer Card Project by MoonlightPrincessCrow bas-relief by Hoch-SpannungCinderella's Dream Papercut by ladysilver2267


Crafty Features

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 3:00 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

We will have an Artisan Crafts Week on projecteducate on August 8-14th and we're looking for articles. If you're interested in writing (no experience required!) send Talty a note.

Also check out these amazing contests and events. If you have anything that you would like to see here leave a message:


Solstice Hare - Original Paper Panda Papercut by PaperPandaCuts11425160 1063655096982346 988787076422560470 N by MimiArtandCraftThe family (close-up 2) by DryaganPansy by yushnikovaThe Mystic by AliatheGhoulLittle Ancient Tablet Props by bluemont-vampireZombie bat by Furrykami-creaturesBirthday Mosaic by jamesLimaster tailor project by EbenholzMacrame doll: belly dancer by Breach90
100 6240 by Gandalfgraubart




Your official Artisan Crafts group.


I am so happy to see that so many comments were exchanged last time, thank you everyone who participated! I have no doubts that the crafts community is the best :) Here's the post for July, I hope to see as many beautiful crafts and comments this time, have fun guys!





Do you leave comments on other artists submissions? It's really fun, and you get to meet some amazing people :) (Smile) We all love receiving comments on our work, but the only way of creating a "culture" of commenting is by leaving comments, not just waiting to receive them. So I'm going to try to promote it, here's how it works:

1. Pick 1 CRAFT from your gallery. Leave the thumb (or link if you're not core) in the messages.
2. Check out other people's submissions, leave comments on anything you like! Try to write a line or two, don't just post "Cute!" or "I like it!".
3. When you receive a comment, reply it! It's rude not to answer to your messages.
4. If you feel like it, check back later and leave more comments.

DON'T LEAVE THE COMMENTS HERE! Comment on each's craft comment section.

It's ok to leave comments without posting your crafts, but it's not ok to just post your crafts without commenting. I'm not going to monitor people, I'll trust you'll all play nice :) (Smile)

I hope that this will sound fun to you guys. Let me know what you think, and comment away!

July+August Artisan Crafts Challenge

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 6:33 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Winners


Congratulations Katinka-Duval and LauraLynnTreasures for winning the Dress Challenge! Please don't forget that September's challenge, mexican food is already running, so go ahead and join!

Bride by Katinka-Duval
Fantasy Wedding Dress by LauraLynnTreasures


Theme

The theme for July and August is "Dresses".




This time the challenge will run for 8 weeks to give artists with complicated crafts a better chance of entering. The theme is dresses, but they don't need to be wearable! Anything that portraits the theme of dresses is acceptable.

Rules
  • Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpture only!
  • Join #CRArtisanCrafts and submit to the Monthly Challenge Folder.
  • In your artist comment box please write that this entry was made for CRArtisanCrafts's challenge + add a link to this journal.
  • The entry must be new and submitted between July 10th and August 31th.
  • Your entry can't be submitted to any other contest or challenge.
  • The challenge will only take place if we get at least 3 submissions. If we don't the challenge will be canceled for that month.
  • One submission per deviant.

Deadline

The challenge will run from July 10th and August 31th.

Prizes
If we get 3-4 entries: One winner will receive a 3 core membership and 500 Points
If we get 5+ entries: Two winners will receive a 3 core membership and 500 Points

Entries
Enter by submitting to the correct folder here.

Prize Allocation
To the winners: you should receive your membership a few days after the announcement. Receiving the points can take a bit more time, you should receive those in the first two weeks of next month. If you have an issue with not receiving your prize, please contact Talty or pinkythepink as we are the organizers of this challenge.



Previous Challenges:
December AC Challenge
February AC Challenge
March AC Challenge
April AC Challenge
May AC Challenge
June AC Challenge


Crafty Features

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 3:00 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

Also check out these amazing contests and events:


Wedding Cake 'Roses' by ginkgografix+Red Linkle steampunkish+ by MolecularAgathaImmortelle tree of life by illustrisdesignsLittle Red Riding Hood Cape for Dogs by ImogenSmid:.Cute Betta figurines.: by XPantherArtXMai Shiranui paperfigure by BRSpideyglass-Mellenium-Falcon by BrandonBurkeRhaella from 'Timeless Treasures' collection, 2016 by olgagood3 Birds - torc necklaces by Artegatosnake by nastya-iv83Celtic vase by Bluetabbycat


Artisan Crafts DD Roundup June 2016

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 3:17 PM
Here's the DDs I feature during the month of June 2016 :) I appreciate all suggestions, so please send me more! Suggestions have been a bit slow lately, so don't hesitate to send them to me or pinkythepink  :la:

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Where is my bus? by Valmiiki Bowl of flowers cake, finished! by Shoshannah84 Princess and Neo Queen Serenity Doll with Outfits by xMangoRose Eurasian Scops-owl (Otus scops) by Sillykoshka Nell Van Dort (Corpse Bride) by Vint1k The Lion Head by TimeTurbine Seraphita armor -3 by AtelierFantastique Majoras Mask Deku Princess by LightningSilver-Mana Madness Rides the Starwind by DugStanat Jin Long 3 by Pickleweasel360 Between Day and Night (Glasmond) by pinkythepink Growth Engine by mtomsky Cooper's Hawk Leather Guitar Strap by EastCoastLeather :.Great spirits box.: by XPantherArtX Fragon (Frog Dragon) by BryrePatch Orange you glad it's a birthday card? by FrogMakesArt Melty gas masks [Commissions open] by Meloxi Zelda Cartridge by SpitfireLabs Paper Sculpture - Snail by 8thLeo Pearl by Zareidy Ghost - Grayson Hoffman 08 by corvus-crux Steampunk White Rabbit by TheIronRing Cake Cookies by MeYaIeM Autumn Breeze by TheTerezkaD miniature ice cream V by FatalPotato DIY: Miniature Easel by thinkpastel Temari 17 - Rudbeckia flowers by Bussardelka




Open for commissions

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 5, 2016, 8:59 PM


Well it's been over 2 years :o but it's good to announce that I'm ready to take commissions again!

I have a couple of months before I need to take classes again, so I will be taking commissions until then. Since I won't be receiving any grants or scholarships for a bit, your support is much appreciated :pray: I don't know if I'll be able to accept commissions for long, so please don't wait too much :la: once my workload reaches epic proportions I will be closing commissions again.



Yes! I accept custom commission. To be honest, I love them! They inspire me to create something I wouldn't have thought by myself. I can do that specific design you have in mind, your favorite food in the whole world, or that jewelry piece that you've never been able to find, but always wanted. Interested? Please contact me! I'll be happy to help you. If you're still not sure, I wrote some things that may help you make up your mind.

Keep in mind that if you order something, you'll receive a miniature of great quality. I spend a lot of time and love making sure everything I make is top quality and extremely realistic. They're also made to last a long time if they're properly cared.


IMPORTANT:
  • I receive payments through Paypal. If you are in Mexico I prefer bank deposit.
  • If you're underage make sure your parents or tutors are ok with placing the commission and giving me your address for shipping.
  • I use polymer clay, which is not toxic but still keep it safe from children and pets.
  • I won't reproduce anything done by another artist.


How to commission me:

  1. Contact me via note or to taltysbakery@gmail.com
  2. Tell me about your idea. If you have something very specific in mind a sketch or some references would be nice. If you're not sure we can work out the details together. I can also recreate most of the stuff from my gallery.
  3. I will give you a price for the commission. The price includes materials and the time I estimate I will spend creating your commission. The price is not negotiable unless you're willing to let go of some details.
  4. I will begin working after I receive the payment. Let me know if you want WIP photos or if you want to keep it a surprise!
  5. After the commission is done I will send it to you!


Shipping:

Shipping is $6.50 anywhere in the world, no matter how many things you order. The price includes a tracking number. Everything will be prettily shipped in a cardboard box, protected by bubble wrap and in a pretty bag. I will also include a baggie in which I recommend storing your commission. Shipping usually takes 3-6 weeks to most places, and forever close to Christmas.

QUESTIONS? DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME!


Here's some examples of commissions I did in the past:




Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Crafty Features

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 3:00 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

Also check out these amazing contests and events:



Panel 'Greece' in glass mosaic (2836x3092mm) by Artmoment-RusThe Circus Always Came In The Fall by MBGWarmGlassEarl-Flo Baby Dragon (3) by russelldjonesRust Boevertun small fair-isle cardigan COMMISSION by KnitLizzy
Making of a chinese opera character ceramic box 2 by IamGSGSMini kisetsubana kanzashi set by EruwaedhielEllethCLOD face :D by NiGHTSgirl666G3survival Hammer pole Hand Axe by G3survival3x Stained Glass by transeCrystal Gems Perlers by jrfromdallasInvader zim gir purse ba ck by Catfriend149189

Crafty Features

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 7:20 PM


Your official Artisan Crafts group.


Here's some recent submissions to the Artisan Crafts gallery that I found interesting and think they deserve more attention :) (Smile) I hope that you'll enjoy them, don't forget to fave, watch and comment on anything you like!

Also check out these amazing contests and events:



Cucumber Molded Salad by LadyUnikittybunDoctor Who by DntLetMeKnowChainmaille belt by anubis-pumpkinqueenWelcome Back Twinkle Toes by pheleonDwemer contemplation by MangaHimeDollHeart
Mom's Place Mat 1 of 4 by ChaosFayBlack Death by RetardedDogProductnsFairy sculpture / suncatcher by illustrisdesignsChess by Katinka-DuvalHancock 2 - Fallout 4 Sculpture by AliatheGhoul
Olivia the wooden miniature bjd by monkeygstudio