Got My Mojo Working!

Earlier this month, I had the great privilege of attending the Metal Clay Mojo Conference in Chester, CT.  Organized by the fearless Lis-el Crowley, Mojo brought together a magical, inspiring group of metal clay artists who gathered in the most … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

Metal Clay Mojo Presentation – Artist Web Sites

This past weekend I participated in the Metal Clay Mojo conference hosted by Lis-el Crowley. Long story short…it was A-Ma-Zing! So many passionate artistic people together for four days in a beautiful setting with lots to learn & discuss…heaven! When … Continue reading

Kim Paige

About Kim Paige

As a mother of two young girls, a wife and the family breadwinner, I dream and plan for the days when I can spend more time with art and my business. Until then, I squeeze in as much time as I can in my little basement studio with support from my husband. I’m a techno-phile and information-junkie so when I can’t create, I love to stay up-to-date on the latest Metal Clay news. You can find my website at http://www.RedTree-Studio.com.

Bitten By The Pinterest Bug – Part 2

If you’ve been on Pinterest, you know it’s fun, entertaining and even useful on a personal level.  But how does this sea of images translate into marketing muscle?  This is where the fun really starts! Marketing on Pinterest is all … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

Bitten By The Pinterest Bug – Part 1

Have you discovered Pinterest?  Of course you have, or perhaps you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months.  Pinterest is the fastest growing social media site, with a strong presence amongst affluent, college-educated women under 50.  The … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

How to Approach a Booth as a Visiting Artist

In the comments to my last post about New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), Vickie asked about how to approach another artist’s booth.  It can be a a touchy situation.  The rules at NYIGF state that an exhibitor can’t enter … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

What I Learned at New York International Gift Fair

For the past year or so, I’ve been working toward a successful wholesale jewelry business.  It’s been a slow build, which was perfectly fine during the first year, but now I need to ramp it up, increase my distribution, build … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

So You Want To Do An Art Show…Part Deux

There are three basic things you will need when you start doing art shows.   The rest is just decoration….well…not just…but it’s decoration. The first is a booth or tent.  If you aren’t planning on doing outdoor shows, you would only … Continue reading

Gail Lannum

About Gail Lannum

My day job is research administration but my career...my obession...is making jewelry. I work primarily in bronze and am inspired by ethnic and tribal art. You can see my jewelry at gaillannum.etsy.com

Three Books To Help You Look Good

I recently designed a new postcard for my jewelry business. I think it turned out really nice, and it’s not obvious that it was DIY. A friend saw the piece and said, “where did you learn how to do that?” … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com

Easy Collages

My cousin, Christina, is an expert storyteller.  She always has her camera on hand, and she is a master at finding just the right words to describe a scene.  She started out making beautiful physical scrapbooks, and then transitioned to … Continue reading

Wendy McManus

About Wendy McManus

As a metal clay addict, I spend most of my time working with, thinking about or dreaming about metal clay. I started the Metal Clay Magic project in 2009 to showcase amazing metal clay artists. In 2012, I engaged a diverse group of artists and converted the site to a group blogging project. You can find my jewelry at www.StudioMcManus.com