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www.craftme.co brings you: 4 easy tips for your craft shop: How to Reduce Craft Show Costs
You probably just started to present in art and craft market. There are so many of them in New Zealand, the main ones are in Auckland.
So you ask yourself: how do I reduce my costs, so I can generate a better income from my art and craft store.
I found that it is not always easy to reduce your costs. You can be creative with how you peel your art and craft show costs down, so let me help you with that. I figured that there are at least 4 main ways to trim down your costs, without sacrificing the quality of your art and craft, nor affecting the general sales.
Tip number 1: Buy your supplies in bulk – You do it for your foodstuff in order to save a few cents, so why not on your art and craft supplies? Think about it, if you are buying pipe cleaners for example, a paper for your origami craft or wood for your woodwork and you only need 10, it might cost you $5 – because you are paying for a single packaging and the convenience of only purchasing 10. However, if you bought 100 units instead of one, in a grey cardboard box – you might pay only $2 per unit. All of a sudden you have dropped your cost tremendously on each craft item that you create. So that’s smart business tip- pinch pennies from your material cost.
Tip number 2: Use less frequent trips to your art shop. We all live in an instant satisfaction world. We already got used to idea that if we need something right now, we go and get it on the spot. There is no difference when you work on your creation and need a couple of supplies for you unfinished handmade work. You probably often take it for granted that there is fuel in the vehicle and that you can travel across town to your favourite craft store that sells your supplies. With the rising costs of fuel, it makes more sense to buy your art and craft supplies online and save your fuel costs. If you already going to drive to your art store, buy more items that you may need in the future for your craft projects. Step by step, you are going to save a great deal of time and money for your craft show business expenses bill.
Tip number 3: Reduce and reuse your craft materials and tools. You can reduce the amount of waste you create with your craft show items. By doing so you are going to cut down on the costs of producing your craft items for sale. In the same way, try to reuse some of the tools or art supplies that have previously gone unused. Be creative and save money- always find ways to make a little go a lot further. Remember, you can recycle, but do not sacrifice the quality for your arts and crafts projects.
Tip number 4: Plan your artwork. Think about the above tips to help you to make more money from your craft (online and offline) and get your craft show budget plan. Plan when and how much you are going to spend will help you to make to make good decisions and reduce your costs of producing your arts and crafts projects. Those who are not planning ahead buy less material, spend more money on travelling and they are very likely in the end to waste more supplies and pollute our environment. We all know that this is not the way to build your successful art and craft business.
Each dollar that you save when you are making your crafts is a dollar that is back in your back pocket. If you can reduce your costs by $1 for each craft, and you sell 1000 crafts, that is $1000 extra money in your hands. All of a sudden, reducing costs seems very important for your work.
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Today I made my first picture frame, made from quarter sawn beech, finished with shellac sanding sealer then tung oil/turps mix to pop the grain.
This was a present for my brothers cat Penny who sadly died recently, aged 19 years old, it is printed on Hahnemühle Photorag 308 fine art paper and is 8" x 8" size, my first photo print since film days!
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Used books and weights to ensure that panels attached completely and laid flat. Let sit overnight.
Windowsill had to be attached so the paneling could be cut around it. Attached trim pieces using white craft glue. Held in place with tape. Let dry overnight.
Upstairs room reno
Teenage dollhouse addition remodel project
Simplicity dollhouse by Real Good Toys
1:12 colonial style house
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Stone carver, Thailand
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Red Mallee Burl
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for my Love!
I turned this bracelet on a lathe out of Cocobolo rosewood,
The inlay is abalone paua shell, used in jewelry making and instruments,
made this 4 years ago, I can’t wait to spend some more time in my shop.
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This big 36-foot long motor sailor was designed by designer Carl Chamberlin of Port Townsend WA and modified for an owner in southern California. Construction began in January, 2014. It is being built at the School 2014-1016 by the Traditional Large Craft classes under the direction of Instructor Ben Kahn.
SEA BEAST, named after the owner’s favorite dog, is the second of these big motor sailors to be built, and was expanded six inches in beam to accommodate a Gardner 3L diesel engine.
Instructor Ben Kahn is leading construction.
The boat will be planked with port orford cedar planking over white oak frames on a purpleheart keel. The deck house will be built of fiberglassed marine plywood, and the masts and spars constructed of sitka spruce.
The class of 2014 will loft the boat and construct the keel, build the molds, set up the backbone and and frame the boat. The class of 2015 will plank the hull and construct a great deal of the interior and part of the house. The class of 2016 will complete the boat. Systems installation will be supported by each class as marine systems experts go about their work. We are fortunate to be able to work closely with designer Carl Chamberlin during construction.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in Port Hadlock WA and is a private, accredited non-profit vocational school.
Our mission is to teach and preserve the fine art of wooden boatbuilding and traditional maritime crafts.
We build both commissioned and speculative boats to US Coast Guard standards while teaching adult students the traditional wood and wood composite boatbuilding skills they will need to work in the marine trades. We sell our boats to help support the School. Please feel free to give us a call should you like to discuss our building a boat for you.
You can find us on the web at www.nwboatschool.org .
You can reach us via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling us at 360-385-4948.
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Portrait of a beautiful young Hispanic woman using a sander while working in a woodshop
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