Thursday Featured Artist is back! The Blog Ring has begun anew and I am pleased not only to be included in the opportunity to share, but to share the site where it all happens as well.
Handmade Artists or handmadeartists.com
If you like or are familiar with the online shopping site Etsy, you'll love Handmade Artists. Beautiful and unique handmade items and interesting people and shops, there is a lot to see at Handmade Artists. The front page changes daily or hourly depending on how many Artist / Vendors are posting new items at any given time. There are Highlights to look at, too; member made collections of favorite items from the artists on the site. Some are themed, some are created as contests, and others range from gift ideas to wish lists. Relatively more intimate than Etsy's overwhelming content, if you're looking for a more personal setting, Handmade Artists is the place to shop.
There is also an online community, forum, blog and a place for vendors to share ideas, discuss their art and in general find camaraderie and share their passion for art, regardless of chosen medium, material, talent (painting, jewelry-making, crocheting) or just chat about what's happening.
One of the best things about the site is that it is free for Buyer accounts. That's just what they are called, there is no obligation to buy anything, and looking is always fun and entertaining, and always free.
Are you an artist looking for a venue? You say you have searched or tried others, only to find them lacking or disappointing, or simply too expenisve. Why not give handmadeartists.com a try. For $5.00 a month, (there is a discount for annual membership), you too can open your own shop. The Alchemists Vessel has one, I have made a sale, and the items do reach views in the hundreds. Your items, art, creations, will be seen!
There is also a "sister" site, It's Better Handmade, a social site for artists to connect, show and share their creations, as well as find information, receive comments and feedback, and leave comments and feedback for others.
As a jewelry designer I am honored to be part of such a unique community and wide variety of artists. I hope you will stop by the site, even if it's just out of curiosity to look at the front page.
Thank you for stopping by and having a look.
The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.