Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sharing the Love

This is my second week as a member of It's Better Handmade, a place where artists and craftspeople unite and help support each other through not only friendship, ideas, and motivation, but also through promotion of each other's shop.  This week, I again share the work of another bead artist.

"How can you do that?"  I've been asked.  "Share the work of the - ahem - competition?"  Well, in fact, I do not believe that the artists I feature are competition.  Each of us, even if we are using the same materials and put out a similar finished product, create something unique that is out of our own creative process.  In addition, I dabble in very intricate and expensive work; where large numbers of small beads and/or leathers are applied in a time-consuming manner.  I always look for the most difficult projects; my mind jumps around a lot and needs a terrible challenge to settle it. 

Other artists create just as beautiful work, but they don't have the same need as I do, therefore their end products - even if it is jewelry - is different than what I do, often at a much more price-conscious retail. 

So I am not worried.  Sometimes you as our client will be prepared to pay a lot of money for something that very few people are making because it's just too hard, but you want something extremely unique and individual.  That's when you will come to me.  But sometimes you want something that is pretty but quick, not hard on the pocketbook, and you will turn elsewhere. 

The way I see it, if you can come to my blog and find both, all the better.  And so, today, I introduce you to Caty Anne's Creations:

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 This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love... Blogger's Unite is 

Caty Ann's Creations

My name is Cathy and I live in NW Ohio. I have been creating jewelry for about 6 years for myself and family members. Each of my pieces are unique. Hope you enjoy my jewelry and acessories as much as I enjoy creating them

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1 comment:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Caty Ann's designs are so pretty. I don't view other jewelry designers as competition either. We all have different styles and different customers. It is fun to help each other out!


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